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    Bluetooth questions....

    Ok - so I am curious to know if you can only tranfer files/info with bluetooth or if I would be able to use my bluetooth enabled PDA to remote into my carpc? Currently I am able to remote into my carpc or home pc with my PDA via wifi....which is super nice for competitions.....just wondering if I would be able to do such a thing with bluetooth? that is of course if I have a bluetooth dongle....=]
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    cool - so I guess that might be what I do instead of worrying about wifi in my car.....since I really don't have a need for it....

    what bluetooth device do you recomend for my car?
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    I'm fond of linksys and dLink but get something that's got the range and the features you need . Also get Zoro to chime in so you you get a match for your other devices. --he's got some mad BT brains.

    It sounds like you're gona 'show' your car.
    IMHO: I think both WiFi and BT will bring some good attention to your ride.
    "A completely wirelessly connected ride, this car really shows it's stuff w/ both BT and 802.11g connectivity to peripherals. Her car even broadcasts brochures about the car's features." anyway.. just a thought

    Just makesure you educate your self on wifi security and lock your box good from the script kiddies.

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    i prefer wireless - much quicker and i think it is stronger but saying that bluetooth does work quite semmlessly and once you have paired devicesyou don't have to think about it. The range just sucks a bit for use in a house. I have a 100m dongle but my phone is only 10m so i can't stop my music when i am in the living room watching TV.

    Oh and shouldnt this be in the wireless/bluetooth section?????

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    Red GTi VR6, blue tooth will work, but you will have a limitation of 10m (32.8ft). Another thing you have to consider is security. BT, is not as secure as WiFi. It's a lot easier for script kiddies to crack BT than WiFi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarubio
    Red GTi VR6, blue tooth will work, but you will have a limitation of 10m (32.8ft). Another thing you have to consider is security. BT, is not as secure as WiFi. It's a lot easier for script kiddies to crack BT than WiFi.

    If you are in open range (say auditorium at a car show or something), you can get up to about 55-60ft. I do with my Nokia phone. The 32ft specification is for indoors through walls e.t.c

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexy
    If you are in open range (say auditorium at a car show or something), you can get up to about 55-60ft. I do with my Nokia phone. The 32ft specification is for indoors through walls e.t.c
    Wow, I have never heard of BT having that range. The BT spec. states 10m. What model of Nokia phone do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarubio
    Red GTi VR6, blue tooth will work, but you will have a limitation of 10m (32.8ft). Another thing you have to consider is security. BT, is not as secure as WiFi. It's a lot easier for script kiddies to crack BT than WiFi.

    I understand what you are saying...but honnestly....while standing in the lanes getting ready to run my car for SPL, I doub't I need to worry about security....not to mention I don't plan on sitting in my driveway leaving BT on....

    I don't see how the security would really be an issue in the CarPC case??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarubio
    Another thing you have to consider is security. BT, is not as secure as WiFi. It's a lot easier for script kiddies to crack BT than WiFi.
    WTF are you smoking?

    OR.....maybe things have changed since I last checked, or maybe you and I are thinking of two completly different things. Last I heard you couldn't sniff bluetooth (because of the frequency hopping), and you had to enter a PIN on BOTH devices to authenticate, whereas with WiFi--well, we all know how secure THAT is!
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