Author Topic: SOLVED - Failed Belkin + Which Bluetooth device should I buy?  (Read 6260 times)

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I've tried and failed using a Belkin adapter
It kept asking me for a passcode
I've tried 0000 and 1234, neither worked
Is there anything else I should try?

Should it ask me for a passcode?
The instructions I've seen for bluesoleil don't give any reference to a passcode

I'm reading more instructions on how to try and make work with Wilcomm
But if all else fails: can I just buy ANY bluetooth adapter from eBay?
They're very cheap
I've tried searching for ones with 'bluesoleil' in, but there aren't any matches

The ones off the bluesoleil website are about 4 times more expensive
Can anyone give advice if I can buy any old one from eBay?
Or are there specific models I need to watch out for?

Thanks


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Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 06:37:32 AM
ben

thanks for the reply
i started off by reading the links you gave
and still had no luck :(
but after your post: i read them again... and got it working :)

i definitely think the instructions need to be more easily understandable though

i'd suggest something like:

1. connect the wiimote to your pc via bluetooth
mention that you don't enter codes
(not sure if these things were there at all - i did lots of reading... but didn't come across such instructions (they might be there - maybe i just missed them!))

2. only then use applications like boonjin's stuff

all working now with belking ft8012!



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Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 02:59:47 PM
OM2
I have made it more explicit not to enter a pairing code. The summary of BT stacks says "start application within 5 seconds", I can't explicitly says "Boonjin's Smoothboard" because the Wiimote is used for hundreds of different applications.

My self and Boonjn are in the process of writing a detailed Wiimote Smoothboard manual. This will contain what you want. But as always our lives are making this a much slow process than we would like. We will definitely have it complete by the end of the year.

benpaddlejones :)


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Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 03:19:27 PM
ben

keep up the good work!

i was going to post this as a seperate post... but wasn't sure if you would want to put it in with the other threads you have:

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instructions for connecting belkin f8t012:

1. install software from belkin
i found that the cd that came with it worked fine
the website version doesnt seem to be an update (i think) of the cd version

2. launch 'my blutooth places'
it should be one of the bottom right hand icons (i forget what this area is called!)
and/or should be in explorer

3. click on 'bluetooth setup wizard'

4. keep the first default option selected: 'i know the service....'
click next

5. scroll down and choose 'human interface device'
click next

6. now quickly go and press a + b together on the wiimote
if t doesn't find, hit a + b again and search again

7. it should be found and it should connect
it shouldn't ask you for a passcode or anything
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the BIG problem i found is that the above instructions aren't the intuitive and proper way to connect a bluetooth device the conventional way

i started by clicking on 'search devices in range'
then hitting a+b on wiimote
then discovering and adding
and then i would get the box asking for a passcode

i would imagine this is the way you would add a new device with any other bluetooth software as well

i've tried it out a lot with boonjin's software: it's damn amazing!
the bluetooth connection has stayed solid
(though i had loads of fun to start with when i didnt realise the battery was dead and kept disconnecting on the wiimote)

hope the above is of help... to someone!