I am trying to get the Bluetooth dialup networking to work on my Vista machine at home before I try setting it up in the car. I am using the Widcomm stack for my Bluetooth. When I go to My Bluetooth Places and try to start up the dialup networking service, I get an error 0x81000015. Yes, Ive done a search, but I still cant figure out what the problem is. I suspect maybe my bluetooth modem drivers arent installed? When I go under device manager, I see no dialup modems installed. Also, when I use Vista's Network and Sharing Center to setup a new dialup connection, it says Windows could not detect a dialup modem. How can I get the Bluetooth Dialup modem drivers installed when Vista does not even detect it?
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
Im not sure exactly what dongle I have. Its from Bluesoleil and looks very generic. My Widcomm version is 188.8.131.52. The reason why I am using Widcomm drivers with Vista is because the Bluesoleil software does not support Vista. I had to use the dev-hack method to getting Bt working in Vista:
Hmm, it seems to me that the way to do it is to set up a bluetooth COM port in the Bluetooth Control Panel, then set up a Windows dial-up service using that COM port. I did it in an embedded driver one time, I had to write the virtual com port for the dialup software to access the bluetooth as if were a plain serial modem... Would this work, or have you tried this already? I don't use the Widcomm software yet so I'm reaching for something here...
Well...I did a COM connection with the device and I do have a BT dialup connection setup. When I click dial, I get a "failed to connect to bluetooth connection." When I click "diagnose the problem," I will just get a message saying windows did not find any problems with this computer's network connection."
I think I will give up trying to get Vista and BT dialup working. To be honest, my carpc runs XP, and I was just trying to see if I could get BT dialup working on my main pc working before trying it out in the carpc. If I were to have dialup in my carpc, I would be using widcomm, and not the bluesoleil software, because that is a pain to get the COM ports working.
I think I just wanted internet in the carpc for the cool factor, as I do not really have a use for it.
I have DUN via BT working great in Vista but I have Broadcomm drivers with a Belkin dongle.
Regardless, you should have no problem getting DUN to work in XP. Very straightforward. If it doesn't work, post back and let us know what happens and I may be able to help you. You may need to get a decent dongle if you have issues though.
Or you could simply avoid Bluesoleil.....
Now Galileo is real. Muhahahahaha :p