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Hardware Support => Bluetooth & Connectivity Help Center => Topic started by: dil8ted on January 15, 2008, 01:05:28 PM

Title: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: dil8ted on January 15, 2008, 01:05:28 PM
i've installed the IVT BlueSoleil 5.0 for 32 bit windows however after restarting, the Bluetooth device will not turn on. When i click the Bluetooth icon in the system tray, it displays the bubble message "Can not start Bluetooth. Bluetooth hardward is not found"


It was working fine before the blueSoleil install. how do i resolve this ?

thanks
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: atomriot on January 15, 2008, 01:45:33 PM
you have installed the bluesoliel drivers and are trying to access the windows utility.

if you install BS then you have to use it, if you install default windows drivers, then you can use the control panel app

what device do you have? have you ran BS app and tried to connect?
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: Spurtus on January 15, 2008, 05:43:52 PM
This is the same problem i get with bluesoleil, previously my bluetooth device was confirmed to pick up the wiimote, and at least it could see it. However the wiimotelib test app would not recognise it, so I felt I had to go down the blueSoleil stack route.

Whether running BS or its equivalent 'bluetooth places' desktop icon it always returns the error, 'Can not start bluetooth. Bluetooth hardware is not found'

Its a broadcom bluetooth adapter that came with my HP dv9572ea laptop, vista 32 bit.
drivers all up to date, reboot etc so I've exhausted everything I can think of.

As atomriot suggested, i dont think i am 'trying to access the windows utility'

Spurtus.
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: cowmoo32 on January 15, 2008, 07:40:16 PM
I'm having the same issue.  I just installed a Truemobile 355 BT card in my laptop, and windows picked it up.  I installed BS and it didn't recognize the BT hardware.  So I uninstalled BS and the VR isn't recognizing the Wiimote
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: dil8ted on January 16, 2008, 03:54:29 AM
atomriot. i'm running XP on a Mac. the device is Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator (running the Apple built-in Bluetooth). I've tried this on a PC as well to similar effect.

I've tried the BS app, but it gives me the same problem
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: netsultan on January 16, 2008, 06:10:11 AM
Hi mates!

I had the same issues of bubble message "Can not start Bluetooth. Bluetooth hardware is not found"  :'(

btw, i scanned the neighborhood devices with the built-in Microsoft's bluetooth scanning system, and it detects, for example, my mobile (and i hope my future Wiimote :P ). The real question is: can i do finger tracking without BlueSoleil?

I guess the system is about something like this:

1)Bluetooth scanning system(Microsoft's or BS) detects Wiimote
2)You start the Sample Grid Program for Finger Tracking
3)This program shows you the interaction between your Wiimote and your fingers.

correct me if i'm wrong, i'm very interested in this project  :P
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: Tiga on January 16, 2008, 07:35:59 AM
Hi!

I have the same issue.
I use XP, BS 5.0.5.178, Sepia BT Dongle.

In BS, the Wiimote "Nintendo...." is visible, the Mouse (HID), too. But when i try to "connect":
"Cannot connect, try again"

WHY??  :(
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: atomriot on January 16, 2008, 08:21:41 AM
atomriot. i'm running XP on a Mac. the device is Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator (running the Apple built-in Bluetooth). I've tried this on a PC as well to similar effect.

I've tried the BS app, but it gives me the same problem

i have not tried (or ever seen) xp on a mac but i assume its just like running a virtual pc on a pc in the sense that you may have access to the hardware (in this case USB ports) but it is using its own drivers to control things.

Unless you send me your mac (or buy me one, heh) i can only speculate but have you modified the code at all and can you run the wiimote library test app found on codeplex.com?
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: Tiga on January 17, 2008, 10:33:05 AM
I'm sooooooo stupid!!!

It works!!!!
And my problem? I used BS V5.x but i have to use BS V2.x!!
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: cowmoo32 on January 17, 2008, 02:04:09 PM
Where'd you download the older version?
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: netsultan on January 22, 2008, 11:42:31 AM
I have the same issue :(

My laptop is a HP Compaq nx6325 with a built-in BT Broadcom device and windows XP, i installed the BS 5.x version, removed and installed 2.x and i have the same dialog message which tells "Please insert a Bluetooth device"

Btw, the Windows' BT manager detects my BT device, and detects my Wiimote (Nintendo RVL-CNT-01) but it claims for a PIN code to synchronize the devices.

How can i avoid this?
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: netsultan on January 22, 2008, 11:54:37 AM
Ok, fixed, i did by running the BT Assistant at the icon located in tasks bar. YAY!
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: rex on January 23, 2008, 09:54:48 AM
I just want to point out that BlueSoleil 2 only supports USB, CompactFlash card (UART or BCSP) and possibly PCMCIA. That means that you cannot use BS together with your built in BT hardware. I didn't realise at first but everything worked fine after I found my an old USB dongle.
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: ishma on January 27, 2008, 02:23:00 PM
I've been having the same problem! I'm using a bluetooth Dongle and when I use the software that came with it (kensington) it connects the wii remote easily. But....when I run desktopVR it claims it can not find a Wii remote connected. I've tried bluesoleil (both ver. 5 and 2.) but that wont even recognize my Donlge! Someone please help! :'(


P.S. I've been trying to find a solution for a week now help would greatly be appreciated :)
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: LarsFraMars on February 06, 2008, 05:36:30 AM
Same problem here.

I am using a Pavillion HDX 9050 laptop with built in bluetooth from broadcom, but Bluesoleil simply refuses to recognize the hardware.

I'm am trying to get desktopVR to work, but the program says the wiimote is not connected, even though it is. I can connect the wiimote using the windows bluetooth thingy and this works fine with wiimotelib, but not VR. That's why I'm hoping Bluesoleil might work, but as long as it won't I'm still not getting anywhere.
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: atomriot on February 06, 2008, 08:21:32 AM
have you tried altering the source as stated in the stickied thread under the connectivity section
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: LarsFraMars on February 07, 2008, 05:29:36 AM
I've tried with the new .exe file posted in that thread, still same problem though :(

Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: Zwaf on February 17, 2008, 03:28:41 AM
Hmmm I see everyone is installing a tool called bluesoleil here.
It this really necessary and what should I do to install it ? (for example, remove the windows drivers first? the Microsoft bluetooth Enumerator?) and does it work the BROADCOM chipsets?
Correct me if I'm wrong but I remember seeing something like 'bluesoleil currently only supports the cambridge silicon chipset'.

Thanks
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: fox on March 07, 2008, 08:31:01 PM
same issues i think they're right about the broadcom chipset

is there anyway to change the code so it will recognize the remote the test app won't even see it but the computer says its connected and is sending and recieving
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: MysticJuju on March 18, 2008, 09:10:10 AM
Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but I found this on the BlueSoleil website. Perhaps the limit is what causes the problem.

From http://www.bluesoleil.com/download/

Note: Each BlueSoleil version is free downloaded from BlueSoleil.com, and it works. But if your Bluetooth device is not licensed with this version, BlueSoleil will run with 5M Limitation (Amount of data). If you want to use it with no limitation, please buy it through the online purchase system, which only takes a few minutes.
Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: m0rdex on April 10, 2008, 02:03:20 AM
Hi Guys,

Any updates on the BlueSoleil "Bluetooth Hardware removed" bug?

I'm using BlueSoleil 5.x, and everything's working together great with my Sitecom USB Dongle. I can connect to my phones and stuff good.

When holding down 1 and 2 on the WiiMote, BlueSoleil finds it, and calls it my Nintendo xxxx . Great! But when I connect to it, my BlueSoleil says "Bluetooth Hardware removed"... And ever since when trying to turn on my Bluetooth.

But when I turn on Bluetooth, and in 1 sec I choose "Unplug", then "Delete" from my WiiMote (it needs some training), turning on my Bluetooth is working again...

It has something to do with the WiiMote, but what.. Anyone?  :(

Title: Re: "Bluetooth hardware is not found" ? - BlueSoleil issue
Post by: augie doggy on June 05, 2008, 06:05:54 PM
When holding down 1 and 2 on the WiiMote, BlueSoleil finds it, and calls it my Nintendo xxxx . Great! But when I connect to it, my BlueSoleil says "Bluetooth Hardware removed"... And ever since when trying to turn on my Bluetooth.

But when I turn on Bluetooth, and in 1 sec I choose "Unplug", then "Delete" from my WiiMote (it needs some training), turning on my Bluetooth is working again...

I'm having the exact same problem.