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Thread: Updated>>>widcomm 4 Is Here

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    yep except with the patched files you can use it without a license.

    works awesome - thanks Chili Pepper. the only working driver set supporting all the profiles...

    too bad Broadcom does not realize that Chili Pepper has done them a service by providing the first fully functional driver set - ever.

    get in Google's cache while u can...

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    such a shame.

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    I know when I bought my BT adapter to download the update I had to provide the adapters mac address to verify it was their hardware!

    They are crap.

    Yes I believe in copyright and on software, but I dont believe that drivers should be copyrighted, you paid for the fscking hardware the drivers should be yours by right! and the right to modify to suit whatever way you use the hardware.

    If I buy a can of paint and a paint brush, I dont get sued if I cut the length of the paintbrush.

    stupid damn company, it was the last hardware I bought that used their drivers, thankfully.

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    thint

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    c'mon people.. not to be a dick but they removed the original thread for a reason and i doubt anyone's gonna give it to you when the only reason you registered here is to ask that someone mail it to you.

    who knows, you could be broadcomm's crack undercover internet legal squad

    use your super filesharing search capabilities to locate it or get off the internet.

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    Ah well, it was worth a try wasn't it?
    This is pretty much the only place you can find anything about uploading to a D500.
    But I already succeeded without the .rar file so:

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    These drivers are slightly more confusing than the usual situation whereby you buy, say, an nVidia card and therefore nVidia should bloody well keep making driver updates until they finally make one that works properly.

    Widcomm (now Broadcom, apparently) make a network stack, like TCP/IP or IPX and they keep updating it to support new features, and it also just happens to support pretty much every bluetooth dongle in existance. They do not make the bluetooth chips or the dongles, but they do sell their bluetooth stack to some companies who then buy bluetooth chips from another company (eg. CSR) and the finished unit is sold with a copy of the stack, widcomm get some money.

    Then another company comes along sells a functionally identical dongle with a CSR chip in it, doesn't pay widcomm anything, and tells you you need XP SP2.

    The patches allow you to use widcomm with that dongle too.

    On the other side of the argument, I have bought two bluetooth dongles this year, one from Epox and one from a manufacturer I have been unable to trace, both shipped with 1.4.12, Epox have an update to 1.4.13 on their site that works, but widcomm 1 will not let me do handsfree audio* with my Nokia 9500. All I need is updated "drivers" to fix this.

    And there lies the problem. I can't get the update, there is no mechanism to send your licence.dat to widcomm and get an update. You cannot even buy a widcomm licence as a private individual, and your hardware is useless, which is why on moral grounds, since Widcomm will not sell their product to someone who wants to buy it, it is unsuprising that they choose to use a pirate copy. It is not a lost sale since they wont sell, and it is the only way for that person to use the hardware (and indirectly, the software) that they paid for.

    The best solution out there would be for Widcomm to sell me their bloody software. I have cash here waiting. Otherwise I'll just have to wait until MS's bluetooth stack becomes useable and then that will be another market that MS will dominate.

    * There appear to be about 78 million different bluetooth profiles that do essentially the same job, don't ask me why.

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    That's why I registered here, for these drivers. Now I noticed, that this forum has lots of info about mp3 players in cars, especially when I got my first car.

    I have the old (4.0.1.700) version, can't say which patched inf I have. So far the only problem I have with those that I can't enter standby.
    If you have any "info or request" sent me an email. Tomek_G[at]myrealbox.com

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    So, where is the link to widcomm drivers? I have an extra need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiberoptic
    Broadcom's Lawyers requested take down of this thread.
    there you go.

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