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Windows 7: Belkin Mini-Bluetooth Drivers - F8T016


20 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Belkin Mini-Bluetooth Drivers - F8T016

Hi Guys,

I've been trying to get this device to work for hours, and no matter what I do, I keep getting a messege saying the device driver software was not succesfully installed.

Under Bluetooh Peripheral Device, it says no drivers found.

Has anyone successfully installed the Belkin's Mini-BT dongle, and if so, can someone give me a step by step, how-to on how to do so?

On my iPhone, under Bluetooth, it says that I'm connected to the PC, but on the PC, it says that the BT device needs trouble shooting, and it won't allow me to transfer any files to the iPhone.

Really, the primary reason I got the BT dongle was so that I could use the iPhone's 3G service as an internet connection when I'm away from home.

I'd appreciate any help.


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20 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Have you been using the system-included drivers, or drivers from an installation disc/download? I'm thinking they're not compatible. Are you on 7 64-bit or 32-bit?

EDIT: I see they work on Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, which means they'll work with both versions of 7. Vista drivers should work with 7.
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20 Jun 2010   #3

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Have you been using the system-included drivers, or drivers from an installation disc/download? I'm thinking they're not compatible. Are you on 7 64-bit or 32-bit?

EDIT: I see they work on Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, which means they'll work with both versions of 7. Vista drivers should work with 7.
Thanks for the response, PF.

I'm not entirely sure about the 64 or 32 bit version. Win 7 is completely new for me, and came preloaded as a Home Edition on an Inspiron laptop I just purchased.

I've read that the Vista drivers should work with 7, but I've yet to get it to work.

I actually found a tutorial online, and my phone seemed to be connected to the PC and vice-versa, but when I tried to transfer a simple text file from the PC to the phone, it didn't work, so I'm not entire sure what else to do to check that it is in fact working.

Cheers,

Freddie
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20 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

It's most likely the 64-bit version if it came preloaded on your system. The iPhone won't just take files like a normal phone, unless you're using some application on the iPhone-side to accept the file.
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20 Jun 2010   #5

 

you can find out whether it's 32 or 64 bit by right clicking on "computer" in the start menu and selecting properties.
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20 Jun 2010   #6

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
you can find out whether it's 32 or 64 bit by right clicking on "computer" in the start menu and selecting properties.
Thanks.

Apparently, I have the 64 bit version.
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20 Jun 2010   #7

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
It's most likely the 64-bit version if it came preloaded on your system. The iPhone won't just take files like a normal phone, unless you're using some application on the iPhone-side to accept the file.
Ok, gotcha, so will I be able to use the iPhone's 3G network for online access when I'm away from my WiFi network?

Exactly what can I do with the iPhone after pairing with the PC?

Cheers,

Freddie
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20 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

You can tether it (if it's jailbroken), use it as a wireless mouse/keyboard using certain apps on the iPhone-side, and a few other things.

If you want a really easy way of putting files on your iPhone, download and install Dropbox on your PC and then the app on your iPhone. Any files you drop into the Dropbox folder on your PC will be synced to your iPhone automagically (and also any other PCs under your account), using Wifi or standard 3G/EDGE. It's 2GB for free, paid for more space. If you tick the "star" icon in the iPhone app for a particular file, it allows you to save it for offline viewing.
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