Archive for the ‘Bluetooth’ Category

Tutorial: Bluetooth A2DP headphones (high quality stereo), Windows Vista, and cellphones

July 28, 2007 4 comments

02-Aug-2007: Added information about using AVRCP with Winamp
24-Sep-2007: Added my experiences with the Toshiba Bluetooth stack
01-Oct-2007: Added information about WIDCOMM Stack, Toshiba Stack 5.00.07 and 5.10.12, BlueSoleil Stack 5.0.5 build 178, an issue with installing the Broadcom/WIDCOMM 6.x drivers via the online web updater, and the References section.

Do you remember when Microsoft introduced Plug & Play back in Windows 95? They were already somewhat behind other platforms at the time with that concept, but, 12 years later, never let it be said that the art of messing around trying to get a simple piece of hardware to work on your PC has died! In this tutorial I’ll explain how to get Bluetooth Stereo headphones to work in Windows Vista before you throw them out of the window. Read more…


Tutorial: Using your phone as a Bluetooth modem in Windows Vista

June 16, 2007 Leave a comment

In the past I’ve used my laptop as a Bluetooth LAN router, so that I could access the internet at home with my phone (which doesn’t have any WLAN capability), mainly to hear streaming audio in my headphones walking around the house without having to pay for 3G network access or a Bluetooth headset.

This article will take a look at the opposite problem – using your phone as a Bluetooth modem so that your PC or laptop can access the internet via your phone’s data connection (HSDPA, 3G/UMTS, EDGE or GPRS) – specifically, in Windows Vista. Read more…

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