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Thread: Best Phone for Freefone 1.4?

  1. #11
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    haha, I just installed the Widcomm 5.0.1.2500 drivers and now have BSOD on startup, even when trying safe mode :P

    Damn bluetooth

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    Doh! Try removing the bluetooth dongle and then starting up. If that doesn't work and starting up in safe mode is not working either, you could try 'Last know good configuration'.

    I never had any BSODs when trying different bluetooth drivers. Are you sure you uninstalled bluesoleil properly before installing widcomm drivers?

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    Yeah I uninstalled Bluesoleil and restarted, then the Microsoft stack took over before I tried installed Widcomm. I shall go out and give it another go after I watch Top Gear.

    edit: and yeah I tried unplugging the Bluetooth dongle by unplugging the hub it was connected to. No change

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    right then mate. Sorry for the delay. I've tried freefone with the K800i now and the program works fine.

    Use Widcomm drivers, pair with the phone using Widcomm bluetooth application on the computer, open a serial COM port (it will automatically assign a com port number - remember which com port it assigns for later), also open an audio gateway with the phone. (note, you may need to 'discover services' to find the audio gateway)

    At some point doing the above it'll say you need a passkey (on computer) to connect to phone. Use any number you want (I used 22222), then on the phone it will ask you for the number. After that, on the phone it'll ask you if you want this connection to start automatically next time - obviously choose yes or you'll be putting in 22222 every time.

    Once thats done (took about 15 mins), all I did on the phone was go to settings, communications, bluetooth, and 'choose headset' (or similar text). Because I was paired with the car pc I just chose it from the list on the phone.

    Next thing to do is go to the FreeFone directory and open the settings file and change the COM port to the one assigned for you (see above). Also, I was able to get the phonebook list doing it that way.

    That worked. I also had to tinker with the sound and audio settings in windows, in particular the mic settings.

    Now, it all works, BUT I'm having a problem with feedback from the microphone. Its all fine when the master volume on the car pc is turned almost all the way down. As soon as I turn the master volume up, then sounds coming out of the car speakers go into the microphone and back out of the car speakers again. Its a crazy crazy loud humming noise which also squeeks really really loud. Not practible.

    SO, I'm going to have a tinker with the mic volumes (playback, and recording) and see if I turn the mic recording and playback vols down to almost zero whether that helps the situation. If that don't work then I'm off to try some different mics. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A GOOD CHEAP MIC TO USE?

    Oh, one more thing, I couldn't get it to embed in Freeice (any help to offer guys?), and I couldn't get the phonebook pic feature to work.

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    Hmm... I've found out my dongle isn't compatible with the recessary Widcomm drivers (only version 1.4) which why I couldnt get mine to work. Which dongle are you using?

    I ended up buying a dongle that is compatible but it hasn't arrived yet. However I think I might try out that mobilephone.net plugin since it might get SMS feature in the future.

    Thanks for the update!

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    no worries. not sure on my dongle now. Its all back in the car and hidden away. The dongle was just a basic one.

    Oh and I'm using Widcomm 5.0.1.801 drivers. These are the 4th drivers I used to get it working so worth finding these. I used a torrent site.

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    Woot! I got my k800i working with my same old Belkin dongle but with Bluesoleil drivers with the mobilephone.NET plugin. Just need to make a skin for LSXVoid and I'll be set!

    It can dial numbers and answer calls, and the audio automatically transfers to the PC.

    Too bad I already jumped the gun and bought the other Belkin dongle for $35 the other day. Oh well :P

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    Have you fitted it into the car yet? What mic are you using? Are you having any probs with feedback?

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    Only tested on my home PC on Vista, haven't tried mic yet (oops). However got car troubles now so need to get that sorted first.

    I'll try it with a mic on my home PC later tonight and let you know how that goes. Though even when I use mics for gaming Ive had epic feedback problems.. need to get a good mic I guess

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    It worked fine for me in the house. The real test is in the car.

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