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    Here is a guide to extending the range of a linksys bluetooth usb adapter. This could be very useful with bluetooth internet connection sharing:
    http://www.bluedriving.com/linksys-mod.htm

    Popular Science magazine reported on it and said it works up to 1 mile!
    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how2/ar...714017,00.html

    I found a cheap source for the antenna too ($7.95):
    http://www.sharperconcepts.net/produ...products_id=40

    I have the parts on order and will be testing it with my treo 650!

    Thanks
    Tom
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    Okay -- I got pulled into the free mac mini thing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thgood
    I have the parts on order and will be testing it with my treo 650!
    I don't see the point if nothing can be done about the 650's BT radio range.
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    MarkEagle
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    I don't see the point if nothing can be done about the 650's BT radio range.
    You should be able to use the treo 650 a lot farther from a PC.

    Replacing the linksys antenna increases the gain so the linksys can send and receive better. So the treo 650 still sends its weak signals but the linksys can receive the signals from farther. Likewise the linksys sends its signals farther.

    This asymmetric antenna configuration is used in cell phone networks as well (large high power/gain antennas on towers) vs. small antennas on cell phones.

    So the 650 will work further from the computer for file transfer, syncing, dun and internet connection sharing. But it will not help with bluetooth headset connections.
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    Improve my BT headset range and you got a deal. I don't use BT DUN that much, and when I do I'm usually next to my laptop. So the distance is not a big issue.

    The headset is an issue, and this sucker begins to crackle and pop if walk more than 10 feet away from the phone. I used various headsets on various phones, and concluded it is the BT 1.1 standard and not the phones or headsets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    I don't see the point if nothing can be done about the 650's BT radio range.
    So hackers can break easily into your home computer ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbrummels
    So hackers can break easily into your home computer ?
    Yes! That's it exactly. But first, we hackers ask that you set your computer to share your whole hard drive, accept file uploads to a known location without asking, pair automatically without encryption, and run some kind of Bluetooth remote access server so that we can log in and pwnz0r your b0x0r (w00t!)

    In the meantime, syncing from the coffee shop down the street to my desktop at home sounds good to me.
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    Also the FCC might get mad!
    I have a lot to say but I dont want to get banned...AGAIN!!
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    Bluetooth is an unlicensed spectrum, actually a version of the 802.1x standard, basically if you can get it to work you wont be breaking any FCC rulz or regz.
    Treoseur
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    Unlicensed or not if what you transmit overwhelms the spectrum you will get a visit. There are limits.
    Adam West
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    Okay, I am going ahead with the hack. I will post my results
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    Quote Originally Posted by thgood
    Okay, I am going ahead with the hack. I will post my results
    cool..let us know
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    Im wondering if you do this and have it hooked up to the laptop and have the treo650 next to the laptop cant you setup the treo to connect to the laptop then to the headset, so another words use the laptop as a repeater with this antena?
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    Anyone watch CSI maimi last week... they attached an antena to a blackberry to extend one of the csi's bluetooth range...

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