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Widcomm 5 Bluetooth Software for Sony SZ

Discussion in 'Sony' started by BlackG35, Mar 7, 2006.

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  1. BlackG35

    BlackG35 Notebook Consultant

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    I got Widcomm 5 working on my SZ160!!! :D

    I had to modify the drivers to support the internal Bluetooth device on Sony SZ series notebooks.

    I've been comparing the Widcomm software to the Toshiba software.

    Some advantages I found with Widcomm over the Toshiba:

    - You can synchronize your phonebook, calender and etc, on your cell phone with Microsoft Outlook.

    - You can also view and copy files on your phone in shell mode.

    - You can set-up virtual serial ports to use bluetooth in certain applications.

    - Some of these features are phone dependent and work with my Sony W800i phone.

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    Download Widcomm 5 software: click here

    Download modified Sony SZ Bluetooth drivers: click here


    1) Uninstall all previous Toshiba Bluetooth software.

    2) Turn off the bluetooth device using VAIO wireless utility.

    2) Run and install Widcomm setup.


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    It will say Bluetooth device not found, click cancel to continue installation.


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    3) Now turn on Bluetooth using VAIO wireless utility. It should detect new hardware and ask you to install the device.


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    Click install from a specific location.


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    Select the folder you unzipped the modified drivers to:


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    Widcomm should now recognize the internal bluetooth device.


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    Widcomm 5

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  2. jacksonn298

    jacksonn298 Notebook Guru

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    Hi there, is the Widcomm 5 better than the one that comes with the laptop? Sorry I'm new to this bluetooth stuff. Thanks
     
  3. mkraft

    mkraft Newbie

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    You links don't work. Any chance you can host the files elsewhere?

    Mark
     
  4. BlackG35

    BlackG35 Notebook Consultant

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    Its a much more versitile and compatible bluetooth software.

    I just bought a logitech bluetooth v270 mouse and its was only supported by widcomm software.

    I didnt use the toshiba software much, but I believe this program has more services available.
     
  5. BlackG35

    BlackG35 Notebook Consultant

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    They work for me... :confused:
     
  6. ostack

    ostack Notebook Evangelist

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    Looks like you may have to register an account there to access the files.
     
  7. Bossy573

    Bossy573 Notebook Consultant

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    I just bought the same mouse and it would not load the logitech software. However, I did get the mouse connected using the Sony software and it works just fine.
     
  8. Mark²

    Mark² Notebook Guru

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    That's weird, since the exact same v270 mouse worked immediately with my SZ 160's bluetooth. Hmmm...
    ?
    Here's a question: Why aren't there any bluetooth mice with side "back" buttons?? They are ALL only two buttons plus a wheel! What gives? Is this a limitation due to the nature of Blutooth?
     
  9. ostack

    ostack Notebook Evangelist

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    Logitech MX1000
    It has side back-forward-app switcher, scroll-wheel w/left-right, up/down rocker, rechargable, and laser. Mine came with wireless desktop set.
     
  10. avicenne13

    avicenne13 Notebook Geek

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    There is :cool:

    Try the Microsoft Bluetooth mouse...
     
  11. ronin.achilles

    ronin.achilles Notebook Geek

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    I installed the Widcomm app and the Sony Bluetooth Driver but now when I try to initiate it, it says 'Licence Not Found'... what does that mean?
     
  12. Jandro

    Jandro Notebook Enthusiast

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    I believe you mean the MX900, MX1000 uses USB RF not bluetooth.
     
  13. BlackG35

    BlackG35 Notebook Consultant

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    There should be two setup files in that folder. You have to run the one that says installing version 5.0.1.1200

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  14. ronin.achilles

    ronin.achilles Notebook Geek

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    Done. Working. Thanks :))
     
  15. ostack

    ostack Notebook Evangelist

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    Nope, its a 1000. The MX5000 wireless desktop comes with the MX1000 mouse, but in BT flavor.
     
  16. Jandro

    Jandro Notebook Enthusiast

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    Really, I did not know that... lets see if I can return my MX900 to get that one.
     
  17. ronin.achilles

    ronin.achilles Notebook Geek

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    Update:

    It worked once (ActiveSync over BT for HP IPaq)... then didn't connect automatically the next time. So re-set the connection from my PDA and then it worked once again and now again it isn't connecting.

    What am I doing wrong and how do I get a consistent auto-connection (i.e. ActiveSync) everytime I connect my device using BT. I am sure I am screwing up the COM settings somewhere. The question is where?? Please help.

    Once my device (PDA) is connected, ActiveSync starts and says 'Connecting'... Period. Connection never really happens though.
     
  18. sunshine3

    sunshine3 Newbie

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    Just want to note that I tried this on my sz360 and it worked beautifully. Now I can get my Logitech V270 bluetooth mouse setpoint software to install. Prior to this the mouse would work with the notebook but I couldn't install the logitech setpoint software. Thanks to the original poster for his effort.
     
  19. zahn

    zahn Newbie

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    Hello,
    how can I get the modified Sony SZ Bluetooth drivers. The Forum-Link doesnt work. Thank you for your help.

    zahn

    PS Lego NXT Mindstorms only req. the Widcomm-Stack.
     
  20. Francus

    Francus Newbie

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    Many thanks to BlackG35!!! Now I am finally able to bluetooth sync my new SZXP3. I have been trying for a week with the Toshiba drivers with no result.

    Also am able to get a network internet access by bluetooth activesync with my handheld and was unable to get this even with my old laptop

    The forum Link does work, just downloaded everything fine!!

    I really appreciate your work Blackg35 thanks very much
     
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