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    bluetooth setup, how?

    i got a usb bluetooth reciever in the mail and tried setting it up today and it seemed to work fine, but after taking out the cat5e cable that was running to my main host computer inside my house, i realized i couldnt access the internet through my bluetooth connection. then i uninstalled it and tried to install again and nothing. any ideas or help on how to get a connection through bluetooth

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    Do you have bluetooth on both computers?

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    i have a dsl router that connects 2 computers and a ps2 in my house and im trying to connect a usb bluetooth from in my car. I thought bluetooth would connect wirelessely to an existing network. or am i wrong on this?

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    Not sure that I'm getting you right. You have a dsl router which I'm assuming you connect two computers to it with cat5 cable. You bought a Bluetooth adapter for your car-puter and your trying to connect that to your router or home computer. Correct?

    If that's correct, then yes, your wrong. What your basicly did was to buy one network card, putting it in one computer and wondering why your not connected to the other computer.

    You will at the least, need another BT adapter. Your car-puter will need to be no more then 30feet from your other computer. Even though you can make a network connection with BT it's far from the best way to go. BT is mostly for what is called a PAN, personal area network. This is to connect devices such as keyboards, mouse, PDA's, cell phones, printers, etc to your computer.

    If you do get another BT adapter and can get with in 30 feet of your home computer you could probably set up an network. I haven't done that so I couldn't advise you on how. Your best bet would be to get 2 WiFi cards, one in your home computer and one in your car-puter. Or one 1 WiFi card for the carputer and an access point which would plug into your router if you have an extra port.

    I have a BT adapter for my car-puter which I use to access my cell phone which dials up an ISP so I can connect to the internet. But it's only a couple of feet away from the phone. I've never thought to see how far apart I could go with it.

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    i have a belkin bt adapter for my system, its best job too do is to connect to my phone for internet. but i can connected to a few other comps. in my house and transfer some stuff but i would not go and transfer a whole lot over the bt connection.

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    i have a class 1 bluetooth adaptor which says can go 300ft and while im in my garage its the best way for my to transfer files back and fourth.

    so if i understand correctly, i cant have a bluetooth adaptor in my car to connect to the existing network unless i have another bluetooth connected to my home network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM97RS
    i have a class 1 bluetooth adaptor which says can go 300ft and while im in my garage its the best way for my to transfer files back and fourth.

    so if i understand correctly, i cant have a bluetooth adaptor in my car to connect to the existing network unless i have another bluetooth connected to my home network?

    Correct.

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    BT is also incredibly slow, ~750kbps, wifi is far faster at 11mbps and at 54mbps with 802.11g wifi.

    If your trying to transfer files, wifi 54mbps is the way to go.

    For just surfing over your broadband connection, BT is perfectly acceptable.

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    isnt Bluetooth different from WIFI?

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