Author Topic: SOLVED - help on what bluetooth adapter to buy to work with jonny's app  (Read 9911 times)

Offline helpmeplease1

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i need to buy a bluetooth adapter for jonny's whiteboard app, i need to know of one that's not expensive, but get's the job done almost all the time, help GREATLY appreciated
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Read:
http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Compatible_Bluetooth_Devices
This will give you an overview of working devices and the best stack (BT name for combo of driver & software).

Read:
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/general-discussion/collect-suggestions-about-bluesoleil/
The discussion between bluesoleil & wiimoteproject members about the direct of the Bluesoleil software. Depending on next two releases could be some amazing stuff here.

My suggestion is go a USB BT device supporte by Widcomm or Bluesoleil v3. Widcomm & Bluesoleil v3 definetly works. If Bluesoleil comes through with the goods, either way you may need to pay a few $$$ but the ease of connectivity will be awesome.

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i've already tried a cables unlimited bluetooth adapter with bluesoleil, but it didn't work.  I've also tried an iogear with widcomm, but i had to return that also.  I'm just looking for a bluetooth adapter that works for sure, because of the last two.  Thanks though.  :D



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Both should work, what are you doing to connect?

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Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 10:57:02 AM
Whenever i connect the wiimote, i launch jonny's app, but the wiimote's lights keep flashing, and it doesn't seem to fully connect. It will run perfectly in glovepie though.  ???   



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Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 09:08:06 PM
I have had some really good luck with a USB that I purchased from Newegg.com.  I have used with Vista and XP using the standard Microsoft bluetooth.  I had tried Widcomm and Bluesolie, but found the best connection was with standard Windows.  So far I have received 4 from Newegg and at $10 each with free delivery (US) you can't go too far wrong.  Here is more information:
    Item#:N82E16833166016

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166016
See my review of the product.  Let me know how it works for you.  Suggest you also check out this subject under the Wiimote project.

 Wiimote -  ProjectHardware -  SupportWiimote and Bluetooth Connectivity -  WiimoteConnect (searching beta testers) UPDATE(0.5)!! please test it.

Lots of good work by thex, Benpaddlejones and Jason Smith. -  http://jasonlpsmith.googlepages.com.  I am now using Jason Smith's Wiimote Presenter as my main focus.



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Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 04:55:28 PM
i would buy that, but they don't get more in stock till september  :'(



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Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 05:41:37 PM
Sorry that Newegg.com was out of stock.  I looked - they had a couple of more under $20 USB dongles.  It's the shipping that can get expensive.
They have often had this unit on sale with free shipping - makes it a great deal.
I'm starting to think that many dongles may work, just use the Windows drivers first before even trying anything else.



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Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008, 12:54:23 PM
i live in the us.  thanks for trying though   :)