Widcomm 5 Bluetooth Software for Sony SZ

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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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  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...
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    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

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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...
     

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