Bluetooth, CF31 MK5, what am i missing...

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  1. cleatus

    cleatus Notebook Enthusiast

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    so we have a Bluetooth fingerprint scanner that we had running on a old cf-31 MK1 just fine

    got it paired, using some Toshiba software, which was easy to use

    Now, I am trying to get the same on the MK5 cf-31--which apparently uses Intel Bluetooth, or Intel software

    I *think* I got it connected, but its not working with our software--its showing up in "printers and devices", but there is not much I can do with it in there (settings, etc)

    The old laptop had some Toshiba software we configured/paired with and worked fine.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. SHEEPMAN!

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    Not an answer......more of a comment.
    31S/U use different Bluetooth drivers then the earlier Marks.....I was watching it load and overwrite whatever was on there in the recovery section of bios on a new to me computer I acquired yesterday. < this is a statement. :)

    The comment > Make sure the MK5 has a clean device manager. If it was me I would cycle the bluetooth on and off in bios and also do a battery pull reset. < Ended up as two comments. <

    More ideas come....coffee kicking in....
    1. Possibly install a bluetooth card from a CF-31 Mark 1.....
    2. Since the "new" bluetooth receiver is on the Intel Wireless card. (Is this correct?)
    3. Could it be a power management issue?
     
  3. cleatus

    cleatus Notebook Enthusiast

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    I see the device in "devices and printers" it just seems like its not connecting/talking when we try to use it....very odd

    fired up the old pc, works fine/paired (but NOT showing in devices and printers) maybe because the Toshiba software...
     
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    What Intel? wireless card are we dealing with?

    You know about power management in device manager, yes?
     
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    whatever came with the mk5-- I think its intel
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Please verify and post exact card model number.
     
  7. cleatus

    cleatus Notebook Enthusiast

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    sez Generic Bluetooth adaptor...its whatever came with the mk5.
    driver says generic Bluetooth.

    I have run the panny BT install drivers for this.

    update: the panny/intel package failed during setup--seems to default to generic
    and restarting/uninstalling and trying again

    got it to install the intel drivers-- dosent say generic anymore.
    funny thing is, I had to go back one version-- newest version crashes on install.

    may try to download again

    its odd because it seems the DRIVER is there, but no real software that shows "connected" and such
     
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    What I have done...and am doing right now in fact is to install the driver bundle from Panasonic over the top of the Windows install. Yesterday CF-31S and in a minute CF-19 MK2. Because why is that I don't have a handle on what was done before. I was seeing mk4 and mk5 packages and drivers. Whether they were being used or not I haven't the faintest.
    I'm having issues with a gobi card and hope this helps.
     
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