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    help setting up bluetooth devices

    i have a bluetooth adaptor on my home pc and one in my car. im trying to cinfigure them so they find each other and share access also. how do i ge them to sync up. i tried entering the number "1" for the pairing number and i still got an error. any help on this? thanks

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    Sounds to me like your car and your PC might be too far apart from each other, or maybe there are too many walls in between, making a connection impossible.
    Are they even seeing each other?
    What are the steps you are taknig to pairing the two devices?
    They don't happen to have the same name, would they?

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    for a while they did find each other but i reinstalled them and now they dont even do that. i may try going the wifi route but i dont even know how to do that

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    k, i got it configured now so they find each other and are connected, but its unable to make a new folder in the shared connection folder. They are in range when i connect them, but it seems i cant make a new folder share files. I may just toss the bluetooth idea, what all would i need to get wireless access from my linksys router?

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    Try reading this:


    http://home.comcast.net/~spam-target/index.html

    I know it is for Pocket PCs, but once you have the bluetooth devices paired and connecting, then it should work the same. Take a look at the "Networking" section in order to transfer files back and forth from 1 bluetooth device to another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM97RS
    ... what all would i need to get wireless access from my linksys router?
    Is your Linksys router a wireless one?
    Best thing is that you have a nice long CAT5 cable, that is the most stable of ways. If you can't bring out a long enough cable and if you really want to do wireless (can't blame you, I too plan to do this to avoid the whole cable mess) then you can go about it a few ways.
    1. USB wireless adapter, easy to install, and with a extension cable you can move the adapter around till you get the best signal
    2. PCI wireless card, I really liked this one http://www.buffalotech.com/wireless/...WLIPCIG54.html , as a matter of fact I like it more than the USB. I recently set up 2 computers with wireless connections, one with a USB 11-B wireless and one with the buffalo adapter, the USB one is the closest one to the router with only one wall in between, while the Buffalo card is farther and has at least 3 walls in between. Guess which one has the better signal . Of course this may just be because the buffalo one is 54-G.
    3. If your motherboard supports PMCIA cards, then there are those as well, buffalo has some with the OMNI antenna.
    My guess from what I have seen is that wired network is the best followed by wireles, then last is bluetooth if you're not willing to be swapping hard drives.
    As for Bluetooth, I think it has a bit of a ways to go, the connection between my cell phone (SE T610) and my bluetooth earpiece gets distorted if the phone is only less than 10 feet away. Could be that this is only my experience, but I've heard other people are not too satisfied with bluetooth.
    Besides, I think for what it's worth, bluetooth is still too expensive.
    EDIT 4 You can always go with getting a nice big large thumbdrive, if you can afford USB 2.0 and if both computers are compatible with USB 2.0, then I'd say go for this one. It can be a bit tedious to have to run in and out of the house to transfer the files, but it is a much easier (since there is hardly any installation needed what so ever) and cleaner (really small), and when you think about it, (if you're a geek like me) it's always nice to carry a nice big USB thumb drive, the girls will be impressed, well maybe not.
    As NIC points out right bellow me, USB is too slow, and I have to agree with him, but then again, I did already say that.

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    bluetooth is way to slow to copy multimedia files

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