getting Bluetooth to work

  cheddar-caveman 18:51 06 Oct 10
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I have just bought a bluetooth dongle specification V2.0 & V1.2 compliant.
On plugging it into my laptop or desktop it goes through a setup procedure and then says ready to use. When I try to find my mobile it just says no bluetooth devices available. When I search on my mobile it also cannot find the computer.
Do I have to do something else to get it all to work?

  Ashrich 18:53 06 Oct 10

Which operating system are you using ?

Ashley

  cheddar-caveman 19:14 06 Oct 10

My lpatop is on XP Home and my desktop on Windows 7. The dongle supplier states that it ois compatible with both of thewe.

  karmgord 19:53 06 Oct 10

are both devices set to discover?

What mobile is it?

  Nontek 20:31 06 Oct 10

Mobile needs to have bluetooth enabled too.

  robin_x 20:32 06 Oct 10

My Samsung mobile was a real pain with Bluetooth.

It had to be enabled in two places on the phone. Forget exactly now. Even when I did get it working it was a faff doing transfers. I gave up using Bluetooth.

Connecting by USB cable was a breeze. Windows saw my phone as an external HDD. Drag and drop.

Samsung PC Studio connection software usually didn't.
Gave up on that too.

Apart from that it was a really good phone till it packed up.

  cheddar-caveman 21:01 06 Oct 10

My phone is a Nokia 2720 and yes, the bluetooth IS enabled. My phone talks quite happily to my Sat-Nav and vice-versa but neither will talk to my computers using this dongle.

  cheddar-caveman 21:04 06 Oct 10

Further to my last, I boughtthis specifically so that I could upload pix and video shot with my phone!

  Nontek 21:41 06 Oct 10

Unfortunately that phone does not have USB. I would change it for one which does have USB - My earlier Nokia was useless trying to connect via Bluetooth, my current Nokia 6300, connects instantly via USB to PC.

  Woolwell 22:14 06 Oct 10

Have you installed any Nokia software on your systems eg Nokia PC Suite or OVI suite?

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