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  1. #21  
    Anyone had any luck with the Dell 350 Bluetooth on the X1 laptop and a Sprint branded Treo 650? I'm able to get the two to pair (with some difficulty), and I've set the dialup number to #777, but when I actually go to connect, the connection fails, as though there is some issue with issuing the dial command to the Treo. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the Toshiba stack, recreated the connections several times, toggled BT and DUN on/off on the Treo, clearly seems something isn't right on the X1 side. I've successfully had BT DUN working with this Treo 650 on several other devices, just not a Toshiba BT based Dell.

    When connecting, it seems like there is some kind of handshake going on with the Treo, it will light up, but in the "Dial-up Connection" status area on the laptop I see:

    Dialing attempt 1.
    Dialing...
    Could not detect modem. It may be in use, turned off, or not installed properly.

    As far as I can tell, everything is installed correctly on the laptop, the devices are paired, in the Bluetooth settings "Details of Michael's Treo" it appears that the BT stack is happy with the configuration:

    Device Name: Michael's Treo
    Device Address: 00:07:E0:6C:2E:6A
    Device Class: Telephone (Smart phone)
    Service Class: Dial-up Networking
    Service Name: Dial-up Networking
    Provider Name: None

    Port Name: COM40
    Auto Connect: On
    Connection Name: Michael's Treo

    I've tried it both with and without providing a username and password, same results.

    Thank you for any suggestions!

    Michael
    Last edited by eskin; 02/14/2006 at 11:07 AM.
  2. #22  
    Got the Dell X1 working with the Sprint Treo 650 Bluetooth DUN!

    First, I uninstalled the Toshiba BT stack using the control panel "Add/remove programs", renamed the /windows/inf/bth.bak to bth.inf and rebooted the system. It then found the Dell 350 Bluetooth adapter and loaded and installed the Microsoft Bluetooth driver stack.

    Using the Microsoft Bluetooth control panel, I then found and added the Treo 650 to the list of devices.

    Also, under the Treo device properties/services, the system found the DUN service, which I selected to enable. The system then added the Bluetooth COM port and the Bluetooth modem. I did not have to manually add a COM port for the Treo.

    Also checked the "Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area" box in the Bluetooth Devices control panel options area just for fun.

    So far so good....

    Went to the Network Connections control panel, added a new dialup network connection, set to use the Bluetooth modem.

    Set the Dial number to #777

    Left the username and password blank.

    Told the system to Dial.

    Failed... some problem accessing the COM port.

    Tried again, same result, various problems connecting.

    Hmmmph... time for some desperate measures.

    Went into the Properties/Security tab and turned on "Show Terminal window" under "Interactive logon and scripting".

    Clicked OK, then tried to redial.

    This time got a terminal window with "OK" displayed. Cool! We now have a connected modem!

    Dismissed the terminal window and the system continued on to complete the DUN connection.

    Perhaps there is some delay required before making the connection to the phone that is fixed by bringing up the terminal window.

    Tried some web pages, including our corporate Exchange server, appears to work fine.

    Disconnected the network connection, turned off Bluetooth on the Treo. Turned it back on and tried the whole sequence again. Worked a second time using the Network connection I had previously setup.

    Looks like this may be the secret sauce for making the Dell X1 work with a Sprint Treo 650.

    Also, be sure to disable having the Treo DUN be the default internet connection unless that is what you intend...

    Oh happy day!

    Michael
  3. #23  
    Quote Originally Posted by eskin
    Got the Dell X1 working with the Sprint Treo 650 Bluetooth DUN!

    First, I uninstalled the Toshiba BT stack using the control panel "Add/remove programs", renamed the /windows/inf/bth.bak to bth.inf and rebooted the system. It then found the Dell 350 Bluetooth adapter and loaded and installed the Microsoft Bluetooth driver stack.

    Using the Microsoft Bluetooth control panel, I then found and added the Treo 650 to the list of devices.

    Also, under the Treo device properties/services, the system found the DUN service, which I selected to enable. The system then added the Bluetooth COM port and the Bluetooth modem. I did not have to manually add a COM port for the Treo.

    Also checked the "Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area" box in the Bluetooth Devices control panel options area just for fun.

    So far so good....

    Went to the Network Connections control panel, added a new dialup network connection, set to use the Bluetooth modem.

    Set the Dial number to #777

    Left the username and password blank.

    Told the system to Dial.

    Failed... some problem accessing the COM port.

    Tried again, same result, various problems connecting.

    Hmmmph... time for some desperate measures.

    Went into the Properties/Security tab and turned on "Show Terminal window" under "Interactive logon and scripting".

    Clicked OK, then tried to redial.

    This time got a terminal window with "OK" displayed. Cool! We now have a connected modem!

    Dismissed the terminal window and the system continued on to complete the DUN connection.

    Perhaps there is some delay required before making the connection to the phone that is fixed by bringing up the terminal window.

    Tried some web pages, including our corporate Exchange server, appears to work fine.

    Disconnected the network connection, turned off Bluetooth on the Treo. Turned it back on and tried the whole sequence again. Worked a second time using the Network connection I had previously setup.

    Looks like this may be the secret sauce for making the Dell X1 work with a Sprint Treo 650.

    Also, be sure to disable having the Treo DUN be the default internet connection unless that is what you intend...

    Oh happy day!

    Michael
    I am trying to do this process because the toshiba stack is not working for me. Can someone clarify how to do this:
    "renamed the /windows/inf/bth.bak to bth.inf "
    based on the instructions given above? I am not sure how to do this step, where does this command inputted? Note pad? how?
    Thanks,
    Trini
  4. #24  
    I just purchased a Dell laptop with BT and have paired it with both my T650 and T700P. I am able to sync with both of them. My only problem is that after a session with the 700 it resets.

    Even after a reset, the 700 wont sync again, saying that that port is busy. I dont get it. I tried to turn off the wireless services and back on again. The only way I can get it to sync again is to restart the PC.

    Any ideas on why this is happening?

    Im running XPPro SP2 on the Dell.
    ONE can be spelled as NEO.
    There is no spoon.
  5. #25  
    Just to add my input to this thread, I have tried with 3 different Dell laptops all with the built in Dell 350 BT module. None have worked for BT DUN. I can transfer files and sync without a problem. Results for DUN vary, but it never actually worked.

    For a sanity check, I tried on my Apple Powerbook- it worked the first try! So at least I knew it wasn't the phone and that I'm not crazy.

    For the heck of it, I borrowed a USB BT dongle from my friend, put it in the Dell, and guess what! It worked first try as well.

    So whether it's the module itself, a specific firmware version or driver version, or BT stack... Dell BT sucks.

    I've tried various drivers and stacks, and never found the magic combo. Now that I know it's not the phone (or me) I will try again. But talk about frustration!
    PalmIII -> PalmV -> Sprint Treo650 -> Treo755P -> Pre

    "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway."

    --Andrew Tanenbaum
  6. #26  
    The treo 650 (with the current sprint firmware) does not work properly with the Toshiba bluetooth drivers. The only solution is to uninstall the toshiba drivers and replace them with some other, such as the Widcomm 5.0 drivers. I did this on my Toshiba Qosmio laptop and the DUN connection works perfectly. The problem is that installing the Widcomm drivers takes a bit of hacking. You can easily find articles if you google for "widcomm 5.0 install toshiba". Another option is to use the Microsoft bluetooth drivers that come with SP2, but they are flakey, causing many connection hangs.

    I read somewhere that the Treo 650 DUN works with Toshiba BT drivers if you have an old firmware such as 1.08 (with the hack) or also the very latest 1.20 (not available for sprint yet). I haven't confirmed this.

    Nathan
  7. #27  
    After weeks of fooling around with Widcomm/Toshiba stacks and my Dell 350 BT chipset, I threw in the towel and gave my cash to JuneFabrics for PDANet. I can vouch for compatability using PDAnet as a DUN alterntative, using PDAnet's bluetooth settings, on my Dell Latitude d620

    Hope this helps someone out... for the $34 spent (actually less as an upgrade from the 600 version), it was a sound investment to operate 'DUN' wirelessly using my dell laptop and Treo 650 (sprint)
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