Author Topic: How to force the use of the Windows stack  (Read 5998 times)

Offline BarefootBlacksmith

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on: January 16, 2009, 11:16:09 AM
I had no end of troubles with Widcomm and BlueSoleil(actually, this one worked, I just didn't like it fussing at me after a few minutes of data transfer). I also didn't like the fact that these were both separate programs that had to be run in the tray. So I did a little research, and came up with this:

http://www.shootingsoftware.com/Widcomm.htm

What this guy figured out is that the only reason that the default Windows BT stack wouldn't load is that the drivers that came with his device aren't WHQL certified. What he also figured out is that the list of WHQL certified devices resides on your computer and is simply a text file! So all you have to do is add your device to the list on your computer and voila!

I'm using a Kensington Bluetooth USB Adapter 2.0, and it worked great! He's using the same adapter, but I see no reason why this shouldn't work with most, if not all adapters.

Hope this helps some people out,
-Barefoot_Blacksmith



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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 05:52:50 PM
Barefootblacksmith

Great research!

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Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 04:53:43 PM
This has to be the single most useful thing I've read on here, give this man a sticky.

I've been meaning to get round to looking at connecting a Wiimote again, and now I can finally connect one to my PC. Admittedly it's really unreliable, but it's better than where I was before:
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/bluetooth-and-connectivity-help-center/widcomm-5-5-problem/

(not sure why my original post already has solved in its subject line - this solution is first one that's let me use another stack and actually achieve any kind of connection)



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Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 02:06:19 AM
Hey, great finding! I hope this works with most of the bt sticks because for my application the original windows stack is essential.

Maybe I/we should write a programm wich automatically ads the stick to the whql list and and installs the standard drivers.

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Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 03:49:35 AM
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Works with DBT-122 & HP Internal BT!

Its quite an easy process, I was hoping to document with visual images for the Smoothboard wiki in next few days.

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