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TexasDudeUSA
03-07-2007, 05:19 PM
So I have the Kensington Bluetooth USB Adapter 2.0 and the Blackberry 8700. Sadly, my $6500 computer from Dell, the 710 H2C XPS does NOT come with built in Bluetooth, so I went and bought an adapter so that I could synch my blackberry wirelessly from my desktop. The problem is that Desktop Manager WONT detect the bluetooth adapter but the adapter is brand new (bought it today), the computer DOES detect the adapter, and my computer DOES detect the Blackberry 8700. All I need to do is get the Desktop Manager to detect the USB adapter! It's only giving me the options of <None>
USB
Com1
Com5
Com6


Which of course none work. What do I do?!

razorbackfan
03-07-2007, 06:46 PM
So I have the Kensington Bluetooth USB Adapter 2.0 and the Blackberry 8700. Sadly, my $6500 computer from Dell, the 710 H2C XPS does NOT come with built in Bluetooth, so I went and bought an adapter so that I could synch my blackberry wirelessly from my desktop. The problem is that Desktop Manager WONT detect the bluetooth adapter but the adapter is brand new (bought it today), the computer DOES detect the adapter, and my computer DOES detect the Blackberry 8700. All I need to do is get the Desktop Manager to detect the USB adapter! It's only giving me the options of <None>
USB
Com1
Com5
Com6


Which of course none work. What do I do?!


I may be WAY off base here, but can't you just connect them through USB? That's how I do mine?

TexasDudeUSA
03-07-2007, 08:49 PM
The point of Bluetooth is so you can synch your blackberry wirelessly. Wires=1990.

nostril
03-07-2007, 10:28 PM
Did you run the blackberry device manager before running the desktop manager?
On my albeit cheaper system I had to run the BB Device Manager before my bluetooth would be recognized by the BB Desktop Manager

bigmatty
03-07-2007, 10:33 PM
i have an older kensington, and i can say its not "windows XP native", maybe the one you have is? but if its not, maybe take it back and get a different one.

takeshi
03-08-2007, 09:42 AM
Read the knowledgebase article from RIM on BT sync (it might also be covered at blackberryfaq.com but I haven't personally verified this). You have to use the Microsoft driver for one thing...

Chichum
03-08-2007, 10:33 AM
you paid $6500 for your computer????? Wow, next time give me $4000 and I'll build you a computer 5x better! (and then you can tip me with $1000 since I saved you $2500)!

nostril
03-08-2007, 03:19 PM
you paid $6500 for your computer????? Wow, next time give me $4000 and I'll build you a computer 5x better! (and then you can tip me with $1000 since I saved you $2500)!


Maybe he is running a $200 PIII with $6200 worth of bling :razz: