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Bluetooth Connection

Posted On: Mon, 08/11/2004 - 18:06 by Alex

There are several methods you can use to set up bluetooth so that your phone can communicate with your computer. This is highly recommended; if you routinely need to connect your phone to your computer, please buy a bluetooth dongle. It will save you much aggravation in the long run by circumventing the need to use the DKU-2 usb cable provided with the phone. The DKU-2 cable is usable, but intensely frustrating for everything except very occasional phonebook synchronizations, and one-time application installation. This guide will demonstrate how to install bluetooth on your PC, and pair your computer with your phone such that they may communicate.

Installing bluetooth on your PC:

First, you will require bluetooth to be installed properly on your PC. This will not be an issue if your computer came with bluetooth installed, but for those who purchased a USB Bluetooth dongle, please follow exactly the instructions provided with the device.

The most important piece of advice for computers running Windows XP SP2 and above, is to install the drivers provided with the bluetooth dongle before plugging in the dongle. If you do not do this, you will be using the standard microsoft bluetooth drivers, which is generally slower and less compatible that Widcomm drivers. If you do want to use this, Microsoft has provided a user guide here. Also, if you install Service Pack 2 over your existing Windows XP installation, read these two help articles if you have having problems with bluetooth device detection or connectivity issues. (One, two)

If you have unfortunately plugged in the bluetooth device before installing the provided drivers, unplug the bluetooth device, and do the following:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type %windir%\inf in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Right-click Bth.inf, and then click Rename.
  3. Rename Bth.inf to Bth.bak, and then press ENTER.
  4. Install the third-party Bluetooth driver.

If you still have issues, I recommend reading Jon Scaife's Bluetooth Guide.

Also, you should have no problems installing bluetooth if you're using a Mac, because it's generally preinstalled, and the Mac drivers generally don't have installation issues.

Connecting your computerr to your phone using PC Suite:

1. On your Nokia 7160: Select the folder "Connect" and then "Bluetooth".

2. Make sure "Bluetooth" is On and "My Phone's Visibility" is "Shown to all". Remember what is in "My Bluetooth Name" - or edit it to one of your choice.

3. Open Nokia PC Suite, then open "Manage Connections."

4. Select "Bluetooth (Microsoft)" or "Bluetooth (WIDCOMM)" as appropriate.

5. Click "Configure" then "Next"

6. Select whatever you wrote in "My Bluetooth Name." Click "Next."

7. Note the number in "Passcode", Click "Next."

8. Read "General Notes" below.

 

Connect your computer to your phone without PC Suite (Widcomm Drivers):

1. On your Nokia 7160: Select the folder "Connect" and then "Bluetooth".

2. Make sure "Bluetooth" is On and "My Phone's Visibility" is "Shown to all". Remember what is in "My Bluetooth Name" - or edit it to one of your choice.

3. Right click on the Bluetooth Icon in the system tray; click "Bluetooth Setup Wizard"

4. Select "I want to find a specific Bluetooth device and configure how this computer will use its services." Click "Next"

5. Select whatever you wrote in "My Bluetooth Name." Click "Next."

6. Type in a PIN Code. 123 will do. Click "Initiate Pairing." "Passcode for Tosh" will appear on your phone. Type in the PIN Code. Do this reasonably quickly, because there is a timeout.

7. Select whatever services you require, then click "Finish."

8. Read "General Notes" below.

 

Connect Mac OS X to your phone:

1. On your Nokia 7160: Select the folder "Connect" and then "Bluetooth".

2. Make sure "Bluetooth" is On and "My Phone's Visibility" is "Shown to all". Remember what is in "My Bluetooth Name" - or edit it to one of your choice.

3. Open "Bluetooth Setup Assistant" under Applications/Utilities. Click "Continue."

4. Select "Mobile Phone" then click "Continue." Select whatever you wrote in "My Bluetooth Name."

5. On your Nokia 7610: Type in the number on the screen onto the phone, then accept "Yes" when asked if you would like to accept a connection from the computer.

6. Type in the internet access codes if you please, otherwise just click "Continue" then "Quit."

7. Read "General Notes" below.

General Notes:

Applies to all devices, you should do this after pairing your phone.

1. By default any connections from your computer to the phone must be manually accepted. You have an option to set up a connection from the computer to your mobile as authorized, this means when you connect from the computer to the phone it won't ask you if it's ok and will connect automatically.

2. To make this automatic: On the phone in the Bluetooth Setting Screen, you joystick right to the Paired Devices screen, highlight the computer you are paired with: select"Options", select "Set as Authorized" and "Yes". You will then see a padlock icon beside the paired device - this device will no longer require manual authorization for connections.

3. Now you should set My phone's visibility to Hidden - so that unknown devices searching won't see your phone. You can still be connected to by any paired devices. Remember to switch it to "Visible" if you want to pair with a new device or receive a file / business card from someone with an unpaired device.

4. Note that you may check your phone's Bluetooth MAC address by going to the standby screen and typing (*#2820#) in standby screen.

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