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MICRO-STAR INT’L
Version 1.4
Nov. 2003
G52-W6967X3
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference,
in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to
comply with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU
RESEAU.
FCC ID: I4L-MS6967/MS6968
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Requirement
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules. On the bottom of this
equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration
Number, Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) and USOC jack type for this
equipment. You must, upon request, provide this information to your telephone
company.
An FCC compliant telephone cord and modular jack is provided with this equipment.
This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premise
wiring use a compatible modular jack which is Part 68 compliant. See installation
instructions for details.
The REN is useful to determine the quantity of devices you may connect to your
telephone line and still have all of those devices ring when your telephone number
is called. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the REN of all devices connected
to on line should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices you
may connect to your line, as determined by the REN, you should contact your local
telephone company to determine the maximum REN for your calling area. If your
telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the Telephone Company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you
in advance, but if advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as soon as
possible. You will be informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations
or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your equipment. If they
do, you will be notified in advance to you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
If you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, please contact MICROSTAR INTERNATIONAL for information on obtaining service or repairs. The
telephone company may ask that you disconnect this equipment from the network
until the problem has been corrected or until you are sure that the equipment is not
malfunctioning.
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to party lines is subject to stat tariffs.
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Revision History
Revision
V 1.2
V 1.3
V1.4
Revision History
Software update
Adding “Human Interface
Device”
Adding “Security Code”
Date
Feb. 2003
Nov. 2003
Nov. 2003
Important Safety Precautions
Always read and follow these basic safety precautions carefully when handling
any piece of electronic component.
1. Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
2. Keep this equipment away from humidity.
3. Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
4. The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects
the equipment from overheating.
5. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
6. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause
electrical shock.
7. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by
a service personnel:
z
z
z
z
The USB cable is damaged
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment
The equipment has been exposed to moisture
The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work
according to User’s Manual
z The equipment has dropped and damage
z If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage
8. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT
UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C OR
BELOW -200C, IT MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
CONTENTS
1. Introduction ................................................................................ 1
1.1 Bluetooth Technology ........................................................... 1
1.2 MSI™ PC2PC Bluetooth ...................................................... 1
1.3 Hardware Specifications ......................................................... 2
2. Installation .................................................................................. 5
2.1 Package Checkup .................................................................... 5
2.2 Software Installation .............................................................. 6
2.3 Hardware Installation ............................................................. 9
3. Software Operations -- My Bluetooth Places ................. 1 3
3.1 Introduction ........................................................................... 1 3
3.2 Basic Operations ................................................................... 1 9
3.3 Configure Bluetooth ............................................................. 2 6
3.4 Security .................................................................................. 7 4
3.5 Troubleshooting .................................................................... 7 8
4. Technical Support .................................................................... 8 3
5. Glossary ..................................................................................... 8 5
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1. Introduction
1.1 Bluetooth Technology
The term “Bluetooth” refers to a worldwide standard for the
wireless exchange of data between two devices. In order to exchange data, two Bluetooth devices must establish a connection.
Before a connection is established, one device must request a connection with another. The second device accepts (or rejects) the
connection.
The originator of the request is known as the client. The
device that accepts (or rejects) the request is known as the server.
Many Bluetooth devices can act as both client and server.
A client Bluetooth device runs a software program that requests a connection to another device as part of its normal operation.
For example, the program may request a connection to a remote
computer, a printer, or a modem. Becoming a Bluetooth client
normally requires an action by the device operator, such as an
attempt to browse a remote computer, print a file, or dial out on a
modem.
Every Bluetooth device that provides a service must be prepared to respond to a connection request. Bluetooth software is
always running in the background on the server, ready to respond to
connection requests.
1.2 MSI™ PC2PC Bluetooth
MSI™ PC2PC Bluetooth provides wireless technology that
revolutionizes personal connectivity. It is the solution for the seamless integration of Bluetooth technology into personal computers,
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enabling short-range wireless connections between desktop/laptop
computers, Bluetooth-enabled peripherals (printers, faxes,...), portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet.
1.3 Hardware Specifications
Bluetooth Transceiving Key/Module
General
H/W Interface
Bluetooth Spec.
Compliance
Throughput
Operating Volt.
Operating Range
Regulatory Approval
Temperature
Radio
Spread Spectrum
Frequency Range
RF Channels
Modulation
Output Power Class
Output Power
Receiver Sensitivity
Max Input Level
Power Control
Base Band
Physical Links
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USB
Ver. 1.1
About 723Kbps (data channels)
5V from USB interface
Up to 200M for open space (depending on the environment)
FCC, CE, BQB (Bluetooth Qualified), BSMI
Storage temp: -10oC~+70oC
Operating temp: -10oC~+70oC
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
Compliant with FCC part 15
2.4~2.4835GHz (2.4GHz ISM Band)
79-channel system for USA, Japan, and Europe
(except France, 23-channel system for France)
GFSK, BT=0.5
Bluetooth Power Class 1
+18dBm (Max.)
Better than -90dBm with BER < 0.1%
-20dBm
Yes
Support ACL link
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Network Capabilities
Link Manager
3-slot Packets
5-slot Packets
Slot Offset
Timing Accuracy
Switch
Hold Mode
Sniff Mode
Test Mode
Park Mode
RSSI
Power Control
Authentication
Encryption
Software
System Support
Profile Support
Support piconet point-to-point and point-tomultipoint connections
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows® 2000/ME/98/XP
Generic Access Profile/Service Discovery
Profile/Serial Port Profile/Dial-Up Networking
Profile/Fax Profile/LAN Access Profile/Generic
Object Exchange Profile/File Transfer Profile/
Object Push Profile/Synchronization Profile/
Personal Area Network Profile/Hard Cable
Replacement Profile
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2. Installation
2.1 Package Checkup
Unpack the package and inspect all the items carefully. If
any of the items is damaged or missing, please contact your local
dealer as soon as possible. Also, keep the box and packing materials
at hand, in case you need to ship the unit in the future. Your
package content may vary depending on the items purchased. It
can be package 1, package 2, or the combination of both as listed
below:
Package 1
Transceiving
Key
USB
Cable
Software
CD
User’s
Guide
Package 2
Transceiving
Module
Dipole
Antenna
Cable
(Optional)
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Guide
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2.2 Software Installation
1. Bluetooth Software version 1.4.2 build 10 will check the
license of the hardware. Hence, if you intend to update the
software from earlier versions (such as v1.3.x), you must
,in the first place, obtain a license key (security code)
from WIDCOMM’s website (http://66.45.42.85/msi).
MSI Reminds You...
Be sure to get the unique license key (security code) for
your Bluetooth dongle. Otherwise, if the software detects invalid license on the hardware, it will stop working and a warning message will pop up as follows.
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Key in the requested information and submit. The license
key will be sent to you via e-mail shortly.
2. Download the Bluetooth software from MSI’s website
(http://www.msi.com.tw/). Unzip the file and double-click
setup.exe. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the
software step by step.
3. Key in your Bluetooth dongle’s unique license key (security
code) previously requested from WIDCOMM’s website.
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4. After completion of the installation, please restart your
computer.
MSI Reminds You...
1. Every MSI dongle has its unique license key (security
code) and one license key can be used on one MSI
dongle only. The Bluetooth software will not work if an
unmatched security code is keyed in or a Bluetooth
dongle of other brands is installed.
2. To use another dongle, enter a folder named
“svcpack” and double-click BTFaeSec.exe. Key in the
dongle’s unique security code when the WIDCOMM
Security License dialog box pops up.
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2.3 Hardware Installation
1.
2.
Install the transceiving module onto
your mainboard. Procedures may differ
depending on the location of the
bluetooth pinheader on the mainboard.
Please refer to the following:
Remove the computer case.
2a.
2b.
For mainboards with Bluetooth
pinheaders located near the PCI slots,
ex: MS-6398E, secure the connector
on the lower part of the transceiving
module directly onto the Bluetooth
pinheader. Then, fasten the
transceiving module to the mainboard
with a bracket screw.
For mainboards with Bluetooth
pinheaders located elsewhere (not near
the PCI slots), ex: MS-6380E, use the
linking cable to secure the identical
connector on the transceiving module
to the Bluetooth pinheader on the
mainboard. Then, fasten the
transceiving module to the mainboard
with a bracket screw.
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3.
Install and screw up the computer case.
Locate the antenna connector on the
transceiving module bracket at the
back panel of the computer case. Secure the dipole antenna to this connector and fix the antenna to a location free from signal obstruction. Concrete walls, metal substances, paints
with metal composites,... etc. will cause
signal obstruction and disable the
Bluetooth function.
115V
4.
ANT
ANT
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5.
Uncap the transceiving key.
6.
Connect the transceiving key to the USB cable and
link the USB cable to an available USB port of the
target device with which you wish to establish a
wireless Bluetooth connection. The target device can
be a desktop PC, a laptop PC, or any other types of
PCs with Windows® OS & USB ports.
MSI Reminds You...
Avoid installing the transceiving module and the
transceiving key into the same PC.
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MSI Reminds You...
Note 1: The transceiving key and the transceiving
module bracket both integrate one Green (Blue)
LED & one Red LED. The Green (Blue) LED indicates the connection status (LED on => under connection / LED off => disconnection or failed
connection.). The Red LED indicates the power state
Note 2: As the Bluetooth pinheader shares the USB
interface with blue-colored USB2.0 connector on
the mainboard, utilization of the transceiving module will disable the bottommost USB2.0 port.
Note 3: To make sure that the hardware & software
have been successfully installed, go to Control Panel
after restarting your system. Double-click System
and click the Device Manager tab. If the hardware
& software installation is complete, the MSI USB
Bluetooth Device should appear.
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3. Software Operations -- My Bluetooth Places
3.1 Introduction
1. Bluetooth Tray
The Bluetooth tray resides in the Windows system tray,
which is normally located in the lower-right corner of the
screen. The Bluetooth tray provides fast access to most
Bluetooth operations.
From the Bluetooth tray you can:
Access My Bluetooth Places—double-click the
Bluetooth icon, or right-click the Bluetooth icon
and then select Explore My Bluetooth Places.
Access the Bluetooth Setup Wizard. This wizard will help you:
Configure how this computer accesses a service
on another Bluetooth device
Locate remote Bluetooth devices
Configure the way that this computer provides
services to remote Bluetooth devices
Set the name and type of this Bluetooth device,
e.g., “John’s PC” and “Desktop.”
Access the Bluetooth Configuration Panel—
right-click the Bluetooth icon, and then select Advanced Configuration.
Access the Quick Connect option—right-click
the Bluetooth icon, select Quick Connect, and then
select the type of service to which you wish to
connect.
Start/Stop Bluetooth on this computer.
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2. Access My Bluetooth Places
My Bluetooth Places is part of Windows Explorer.
There are multiple ways to access My Bluetooth Places:
In the Windows system tray
Right-click the Bluetooth icon and select Explore
My Bluetooth Places
or
Double-click the Bluetooth icon
On the desktop, double-click the Bluetooth icon
Open Windows Explorer and select My Bluetooth Places in
the Folders pane or from the Address shortcut menu.
3. Icons Used For Bluetooth Devices And Services
Bluetooth icons provide at-a-glance feedback about a device
or service’s status by changing appearance.
The Bluetooth icon in the Windows system tray provides
feedback about Bluetooth status.
Figure 1: Bluetooth Icon
Bluetooth Icon Indicates Bluetooth Status
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Enabled
Disabled
Connected
Blue with White
Blue with Red
Blue with Green
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Figure 2: Device Icons for Windows 9x, Me and 2K
Device Icons for Windows 9x, Me and 2K
Name
Normal
Connected
Paired
Audio Gateway
Desktop
Headset
Laptop
Modem
Network Access Point
Personal Digital Assistant
Printer
Telephone
Unknown
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Figure 3: Service Icons for Windows 9x, Me and 2K
Service Icons for Windows 9x, Me and 2K
Name
Normal
Connected
Not Available*
Audio Gateway
Dial-up Networking
Fax
Headset
Network Access
PIM Item Transfer
PIM Synchronization
Public Folder
Serial Port
*Services may be unavailable because they are in use or because the necessary hardware is not
installed.
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Figure 4: Device Icons for Windows XP
Name
Normal
Connected
Paired
Audio Gateway
Desktop
Headset
Laptop
Modem
Network Access Point
Personal Digital Assistant
Printer
Telephone
Unknown Device
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Figure 5: Service Icons for Windows XP
Service Icons for Windows XP
Name
Normal
Connected
Not Available*
Audio Gateway
Dial-up Networking
Fax
Headset
Network Access
PIM Item Transfer
PIM Synchronization
Public Folder
Serial Port
*Services may be unavailable because they are in use or because the necessary
hardware is not installed.
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3.2 Basic Operations
1. Start Or Stop Bluetooth
To start Bluetooth: in the Windows system tray, rightclick the Bluetooth icon and select Start the Bluetooth Device.
The Bluetooth icon is blue in color with a white insert when
Bluetooth is running.
To stop Bluetooth: in the Windows system tray, right-click
the Bluetooth icon and select Stop the Bluetooth Device.
The Bluetooth icon is blue in color with a red insert when
Bluetooth is stopped.
2. Create A Connection From The Bluetooth Icon In The
System Tray
In the Windows system tray, right-click the Bluetooth icon,
select Quick Connect and then the Bluetooth service that
you wish to use.
If this computer has created a connection to the desired type
of service in the past, the options on the shortcut menu are:
The name(s) of any device(s) with which prior connections to this type of service have been
established. Select a name from the list to re-establish connection.
Other Devices…Select this option to search for
additional devices that potentially provide the desired service, select a device from the list, and then
click Connect.
If this computer has never created a connection to this type
of service, the only option on the shortcut menu is “Find
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Devices….” Select this option to search for devices that
potentially provide the desired service, select a device from
the list, and then click Connect.
3. Create A Connection Using The Bluetooth Setup Wizard
From the Folders pane of Windows Explorer, right-click
My Bluetooth Places and select Bluetooth Setup Wizard
or
In Windows Explorer, with My Bluetooth Places selected,
from the Bluetooth menu, select Bluetooth Setup Wizard
or
From the Windows system tray: right-click the Bluetooth
icon and select Bluetooth Setup Wizard.
Follow the wizard’s on-screen instructions.
4. Create A Connection From Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood
From Windows Explorer:
In the Folders pane, select Entire Bluetooth
Neighborhood, right-click a device name and select “Connect …” the desired service.
or
In the Folders pane, expand Entire Bluetooth
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Neighborhood, select a device, and then, in the right
pane, right-click a service provided by that device and
select “Connect to…”
MSI Reminds You...
Only available services are displayed in the menus.
5. Find Bluetooth Devices
Search for Devices looks for Bluetooth devices in the vicinity and displays the devices that it finds in My Bluetooth
Places.
To start a search for devices, in the Folders pane of My
Bluetooth Places, select Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood, and
then, from the Bluetooth menu, select Search for Devices.
MSI Reminds You...
The Bluetooth menu is only visible when My Bluetooth
Places is active.
Periodic Search for Devices
Bluetooth can be configured to automatically search for devices on a regular basis (Bluetooth Configuration Panel >
Discovery tab).
One of the advantages of Bluetooth is the mobility that the
wireless connections allow. However, mobility means that
devices may move in or out of connection range during the
time between the automatic updates performed by Bluetooth.
To be certain that the displayed list of devices in the neighborhood is current, or if automatic periodic inquiry is not
enabled, force an update of the device list using the technique
described in Search for Devices, above.
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Some devices within connection range may not show up in
the list of devices found because:
Your device is configured to report only specific types
or classes of devices (Bluetooth Configuration Panel
> Discovery tab, on your device).
The unlisted device is configured to be non-discoverable (Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Accessibility
tab, on the unlisted device).
6. Find A Service
The process of determining the services that a device provides is called Service Discovery.
To initiate a Service Discovery, in the Folders pane of My
Bluetooth Places, right-click a device name and select Discover Available Services from the shortcut menu.
Bluetooth services are those things that this computer can
do for remote Bluetooth devices. For example, if this computer allows a remote Bluetooth device to send a fax using a
fax modem that is physically attached to this computer,
then this computer is providing the Bluetooth fax service.
Some services are hardware dependant; this computer cannot provide the fax service unless it has a physical fax modem,
for example.
Some Bluetooth services use virtual “hardware.” The
Bluetooth Serial Port service, for example, does not use a
physical port on this computer. Instead, it creates virtual
serial ports that Windows applications can see and use as if
they were actual physical ports.
Each Bluetooth service that this computer is capable of providing can be started automatically when Bluetooth starts.
Each service can be setup to require security measures before
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allowing a remote Bluetooth device to connect.
Bluetooth services require a Bluetooth application on the
remote device; services and applications usually have coinciding names; i.e., there is a Bluetooth Fax Service and a
Bluetooth Fax Application.
The services supported by Bluetooth are:
Bluetooth Serial Port—a wireless connection between
two devices. This connection can be used by applications as though a physical serial cable connected the
devices.
Dial-up Networking—allows a device to use a modem
that is physically attached to another Bluetooth device.
Fax—allows a device to send a fax using a remote
Bluetooth cell phone, modem, or computer.
File Transfer—allows a device to perform file system
operations on another Bluetooth device; browse, open,
copy, etc.
Headset—allows a Bluetooth headset to be used as the
audio input/output mechanism for another Bluetooth
device, such as a computer or cell phone.
PIM Item Transfer—allows two Bluetooth devices to
exchange Personal Information Manager data such as
business cards, calendar items, email messages, and notes.
PIM Synchronization—allows two Bluetooth devices
to synchronize Personal Information Manager data.
Network Access—allows a device to access a Local
Area Network via a second Bluetooth device that is
physically connected to the network or allows a remote device to become part of an ad hoc network
provided by the Bluetooth server.
Audio Gateway—allows the microphone/speakers on
Bluetooth device (typically a computer) to be used as
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the audio input/output mechanism for a remote
Bluetooth device, such as a cell phone.
All Bluetooth servers do not necessarily provide all of these
services. For example, network gateways may provide only
the Network Access service.
7. Bluetooth Connection Status
The Bluetooth Connection Status dialog box displays information about the state of a connection and provides a means
to disconnect an active connection.
Display the Connection Status dialog box: in My
Bluetooth Places, from the Folders pane, select a device, and
then, in the right pane of My Bluetooth Places, right-click a
service name and select Status from the shortcut menu.
The Information provided is:
Status: “Connected” or “Not Connected”
Device Name: the name of the device to which this
computer is connected.
Duration: the length of time that this connection has
been established, displayed in hours, minutes and seconds.
Depending on the service, the connection may time
out (automatically disconnect) after a specific period
of inactivity.
Activity: the number of bytes sent and received over
the connection.
Signal Strength: a graphic indicator that ranges from
Too Weak through Good to Too Strong.
MSI Reminds You...
To change the power transmission level of this
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computer: from the Bluetooth Configuration Panel,
Hardware tab, click the Advanced button, and then
change the setting in the Maximum Power Transmission drop-down list. The Advanced button is not available in all countries.
The controls in the Bluetooth Connection Status dialog box are
Properties button: displays the Bluetooth Properties
dialog box for this connection.
Disconnect button: closes this connection.
Close button: closes the Bluetooth Connection Status
dialog box.
8. Send To Bluetooth
This feature is used to send information to another Bluetooth
device. Data types include:
Files from Windows Explorer
Documents from Microsoft Office applications,
including:
Word
Excel
Access
PowerPoint.
Microsoft Outlook items, including:
Contacts
Appointments
Tasks
Messages
Notes.
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To use Send to Bluetooth
1. In the application:
a) Windows Explorer—select one or more files to be
transferred. Folders cannot be transferred.
b) Microsoft Office—only the document in the active
window can be transferred.
c) Microsoft Outlook—select one or more items to be
transferred.
2. From the application’s File menu, select Send To, and
then select Bluetooth from the shortcut menu.
3. Select a device from the shortcut menu to send the data
or
Select Other..., choose a device from the list, and then
click OK to send the data.
3.3 Configure Bluetooth
1. Access the Bluetooth Configuration Panel
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel provides access to settings for Bluetooth services, client applications, hardware,
security, discovery, accessibility, default paths, event notification and other Bluetooth related items.
To Open the Bluetooth Configuration Panel
From the Windows Control Panel, select Bluetooth
Configuration
or
In the Windows System Tray, right-click the
Bluetooth icon, and select Advanced Configuration
from the shortcut menu.
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2. Bluetooth Services versus Bluetooth Applications
Bluetooth Services are services that this computer provides to remote Bluetooth devices. The Bluetooth services
on this computer are referred to collectively in the Bluetooth
configuration panel as “Local Services.”
Bluetooth Applications are software applications on this
computer that allow this computer to use the Bluetooth
services that are provided by remote devices. The Bluetooth
applications on this computer are referred to collectively in
the Bluetooth configuration panel as “Client Applications.”
Bluetooth Services and Bluetooth Applications usually have
coinciding names; e.g., there is a File Transfer service and a
File Transfer client application.
How this computer provides a service to remote devices is
configured on the Local Services tab of the Bluetooth configuration panel.
How this computer uses a service that is provided by a remote device is configured on the Client Applications tab of
the Bluetooth configuration panel.
3. Bluetooth Exchange Folder
This is the highest-level directory on this computer to which
a remote Bluetooth device has access.
Devices that have been granted access to this computer’s
Bluetooth Exchange Folder also have access to all sub-folders contained within that folder and all files in those sub-
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folders.
MSI Reminds You...
The Bluetooth Exchange Folder is shared by the PIM
Item Transfer and the File Transfer services and can be
configured from the Properties page of either of those
services. When the Bluetooth Exchange Folder is reconfigured for either of these services, the other service
will be updated to use the new location.
4. General Configuration Settings
General Configuration Settings
The settings on the General tab of the Bluetooth Configuration Panel determine information that is displayed to remote devices.
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Identity
Computer Name-enter a unique name to identify
this computer to other Bluetooth devices in the
vicinity; this field cannot be left blank.
Computer type-select either Desktop or Laptop
from the shortcut menu to set the type of icon remote devices will use to represent this computer.
5. Bluetooth Applications
* Overview
Some built-in Bluetooth applications provide full functionality for a specific task, such as locating other Bluetooth
devices or synchronizing two Personal Information Managers.
Other built-in Bluetooth applications provide a way for standard Windows applications to accomplish their tasks
wirelessly. For example, a Bluetooth application may create
a wireless serial connection between computers or provide
wireless access to the Internet.
The difference between Bluetooth Applications and
Bluetooth Services
Bluetooth Applications are software programs on
this computer that allow this computer to use the
Bluetooth services that are provided by other devices.
In the Bluetooth configuration panel, these programs
are referred to collectively as “Client Applications.”
Bluetooth Services are software programs on this
computer that provide a service to other devices. In
the Bluetooth configuration panel, these applications
are referred to collectively as “Local Services.”
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MSI Reminds You...
Client Applications and Local Services usually have
coinciding names; e.g., there may be a Fax service
and a Fax application.
* General Configuration
All of the built-in Bluetooth applications allow you to rename the application and to require a secure connection
when using the application.
To access the configuration properties page for a builtin Bluetooth application
In the Windows system tray, right-click the
Bluetooth icon and select Advanced Configuration
from the shortcut menu
or
From the Windows control panel select Bluetooth
Configuration
or
From Windows Explorer, right-click Entire
Bluetooth Neighborhood and select Properties from
the shortcut menu.
In the Bluetooth configuration panel, Client Applications
tab, highlight the application to be configured, and then
click Properties (or double-click the application).
* Human Interface Device
Overview
The Human Interface Device (HID) Application allows this
computer to wirelessly use one or more remote Bluetooth
HIDs as input/output devices.
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For example, the HID Application allows this computer to
use a Bluetooth keyboard and a Bluetooth mouse.
Create a Bluetooth HID connection
MSI Reminds You...
Some HIDs have multiple modes. Before establishing
a connection, be sure the HID is in the desired mode.
For example, in the case of an HID that can function
as both a mouse and a laser pointer, be sure the mode
switch is set to “Mouse” before attempting to connect.
Open a connection to a Bluetooth Human Interface Device
using one of these techniques:
From My Bluetooth Places
Using the Bluetooth Setup Wizard
Once an HID connection is established, that connection will
persist. If the computer is shut down, when the computer is
turned on again the connection will re-establish automatically.
MSI Reminds You...
HIDs usually have a button, which is sometimes difficult to find, that must be pressed before other Bluetooth
devices can locate the HID. Even after the button is
pressed, the HID can only be discovered for a limited
time, and then the button must be pressed again. The
time period can be as short as 30 seconds or as long as
180 seconds.
Read the documentation that accompanies the HID
before you attempt to connect to the device.
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Close an HID connection
Under normal circumstances, there is no reason to close an
HID connection; once established the connection is maintained automatically, even during the power off and power
on processes.
If, for some reason, the connection must be closed: from My
Bluetooth Places, right-click the service name and select
Disconnect.
When an HID connection is closed manually by the operator,
the connection’s “persistence” is broken. The connection
must be re-established manually, after which the connection
will again persist until broken manually.
Configure
No configuration is necessary.
* Audio Gateway
Overview
The Audio Gateway Application allows a remote Bluetooth
device to use this computer’s microphone and speakers as
the remote device’s audio input and output devices.
Open a connection to the Audio Gateway service that is
provided by another Bluetooth device using one of these
techniques:
Windows system tray, Bluetooth icon
From My Bluetooth Places
Using the Bluetooth Setup Wizard
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Close an audio gateway connection:
If the connection was established via the Bluetooth icon in
the Windows system tray; click the Bluetooth icon, select
Quick Connect, Audio Gateway and then select the device
that is providing the service (active connections have a
checkmark in front of them).
or
No matter how the connection was created, in My Bluetooth
Places, right-click the service name and select Disconnect.
Configure
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
Audio Gateway > General tab provides options to configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
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* Bluetooth Serial Port
Overview
The Bluetooth Serial Port application allows this computer
to establish a wireless serial connection with a remote
Bluetooth device.
The applications on both this computer and the remote
device must be configured to send and receive data to and
from the respective communications port (COM port) assigned to the Bluetooth serial port. The wireless serial connection may then be used by the applications as though a
physical serial cable connected the devices.
Create a Bluetooth Serial Port connection
Establish a connection using one of these techniques
Windows system tray, Bluetooth icon
From My Bluetooth Places
Using the Bluetooth Setup Wizard
Close a Bluetooth Serial Port connection
If the connection was established via the Bluetooth
icon in the Windows system tray; click the Bluetooth
icon, select Quick Connect, Bluetooth Serial Port and
then select the device that is providing the service
(active connections have a checkmark in front of
them).
or
No matter how the connection was created, In My
Bluetooth Places, right-click the service name and
select Disconnect.
Configure
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
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Bluetooth Serial Port > General tab provides options to
configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
The communications port (COM port) to be used.
MSI Reminds You...
Unless you have a specific reason to do so, DO NOT
CHANGE the default COM Port setting.
* Dial-up Networking
Overview
The Bluetooth Dial-up Networking application allows this
computer to use a modem that is physically connected to a
remote device to access the Internet, log on to a remote
network.
Open a connection to the Dial-up Networking service that is
provided by another Bluetooth device using one of these
techniques:
Windows system tray, Bluetooth icon
From My Bluetooth Places
Using the Bluetooth Setup Wizard
After the Bluetooth dial-up networking connection is established it can be used the same way as any other networking
connection. For example, you can open a browser and explore the World Wide Web, if the remote computer has
Internet access.
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Close a Dial-up Networking connection
If the connection was established via the Bluetooth
icon in the Windows system tray; click the Bluetooth
icon, select Quick Connect, Dial-up Networking and
then select the device that is providing the service
(active connections have a checkmark in front of
them).
or
No matter how the connection was created, In My
Bluetooth Places, right-click the service name and
select Disconnect.
Configure
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
Dial-up Networking > General tab provides options to
configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
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The Bluetooth virtual device to be used.
MSI Reminds You...
Unless you have a specific reason to do so, DO NOT
CHANGE the default Bluetooth device or alter the
device’s configuration.
* Fax
Overview
The Bluetooth Fax service allows this computer to send a
fax using a Fax/Modem that is physically connected to a
remote device.
To Send a Fax
1. Open a connection to the Fax service that is provided by
another Bluetooth device, using one of these techniques:
Windows system tray, Bluetooth icon
From My Bluetooth Places
Using the Bluetooth Setup Wizard
2. Open or create the document to be faxed and select the
“Print,” “Send to Fax Recipient” or similar command that
is available in most applications.
Close a Fax Connection
Fax connections close automatically when the Fax transmission is complete.
Configure
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
Fax > General tab provides options to configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
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Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
* Headset
Overview
The Headset application allows this computer to use a
Bluetooth headset (or any other device that offers the
Bluetooth headset service) as the audio input and output
device for this computer.
Possible uses include:
If this computer has on-board telephone hardware, a
Bluetooth headset might be used as the audio input/
output device to make/receive telephone calls.
If this computer has voice recognition capabilities, a
Bluetooth headset might be used as the audio input
device.
Any other scenario that requires audio input/output can potentially take advantage of a Bluetooth headset to replace a
hardwired microphone and/or speakers.
MSI Reminds You...
Windows 98 limitation—
Windows 98 cannot convert audio files with the extension m3u (e.g., myfile.m3u) into the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) audio format used by Bluetooth headsets.
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Create a Headset connection
Establish a connection using one of these techniques:
Windows system tray, Bluetooth icon
From My Bluetooth Places
Using the Bluetooth Setup Wizard
MSI Reminds You...
Most Bluetooth headsets “ring” when a connection is
attempted; answer the ring to complete the connection
and begin using the headset as the audio input/output
device for this computer.
Close a Headset connection
If the connection was established via the Bluetooth
icon in the Windows system tray; click the Bluetooth
icon, select Quick Connect, Headset and then select
the device that is providing the service (active connections have a checkmark in front of them).
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or
No matter how the connection was created, in My
Bluetooth Places, right-click the service name and
select Disconnect.
Configure
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
Headset > General tab provides options to configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
* File Transfer
Overview
The Bluetooth File Transfer application allows this computer to perform file operations on the Bluetooth Exchange
Folder (and the folders and files it contains) of a remote
device.
Copy to/from a remote device
In the Folders pane of Windows Explorer, from the Entire
Bluetooth Neighborhood branch, select a device and expand
that branch to view the Bluetooth Exchange Folder of the
remote device.
MSI Reminds You...
If “Public Folder” is not available, the remote device
is not configured to allow remote file operations.
Use drag-and-drop to copy any file or folder contained in the
Public Folder of the remote device to the desired folder on
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this computer.
You can also drag-and-drop files or folders from this computer to the Public Folder (and its sub-folders) of the remote
device.
Other file operations
Right-click a file or folder in the remote device’s Public
Folder for a context sensitive menu. All potential menu
options may not be available at all times.
Potential menu options include:
Open—opens the selected file on this computer, using the default application for this type of file.
Print—sends the selected file to this computer’s default printer.
Send To
3 ½ floppy (A)—the 3 ½ inch floppy drive on this
computer
Bluetooth Exchange Folder—the Bluetooth Exchange
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Folder on this computer.
Rename—applies only to empty folders; file names
and the names of folders that contain objects cannot
be changed using this technique.
Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Refresh, View & New—
standard Windows functions.
Configure
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
File Transfer > General tab provides options to configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
* Network Access
Overview
The Bluetooth Network Access application makes it possible for this computer:
To connect to a Local Area Network via a physical
connection on a remote Bluetooth device.
or
To connect to an ad hoc network provided by a remote Bluetooth device.
The type of network connection that is available is determined by the configuration of the remote Bluetooth device.
Create a Network Access connection
Establish a connection using one of these techniques
Windows system tray, Bluetooth icon
From My Bluetooth Places
Using the Bluetooth Setup Wizard
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Close a Network Access connection
If the connection was established via the Bluetooth
icon in the Windows system tray; click the Bluetooth
icon, select Quick Connect, Network Access and then
select the device that is providing the service (active
connections have a checkmark in front of them).
or
No matter how the connection was created, In My
Bluetooth Places, right-click the service name and
select Disconnect.
Configure
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
Network Access > General tab provides options to configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
* PIM Synchronization
Overview
The PIM Synchronization Application is used to synchronize the Personal Information Manager (PIM) database of
this computer with the PIM database of a remote Bluetooth
device.
The supported PIMs are:
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook Express
Lotus Notes.
The supported data types are:
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Business cards
Calendar items
Email (with or without attachments)
Notes.
Configure PIM Synchronization
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
PIM Synchronization > General tab provides options to
configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
The PIM items to be synchronized and the PIM on
this computer with which those items should be synced.
MSI Reminds You...
If synchronization is enabled for a specific item type,
but is not enabled for that item type on the remote
device, synchronization WILL NOT take place for that
item.
The data item types which can be synchronized are:
Business cards
Calendar items
Email (with or without attachments-see below)
Notes
Possible synchronization options for each of these
data item types include:
Do Not Synchronize-this item type will not be
synchronized
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Synchronize Microsoft Outlook-this item type
will be synced with its matching entry in Microsoft
Outlook, regardless of the PIM that contains this
entry on the remote device. If a matching Outlook entry does not exist, it will be created
Synchronize Outlook-Express-this item type
will be synced with its matching entry in Express,
regardless of the PIM that contains this entry on
the remote device. If a matching Express entry
does not exist, it will be created
Synchronize Lotus Notes-this item type will be
synced with its matching entry in Lotus Notes,
regardless of the PIM that contains this entry on
the remote device. If a matching Notes entry does
not exist, it will be created.
MSI Reminds You...
All choices are not available for all items. For example,
“Note” items can only be synchronized in Microsoft
Outlook, therefore Lotus Notes and Outlook Express
do not appear as options in the “Notes” item shortcut
menu.
Personal Information Managers that are not installed
on this computer do not appear as options in the shortcut menus.
Email attachments. The only option is include or do
not include attachments with email that is sent or
received on this computer using this service.
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* PIM Item Transfer
Overview
The Bluetooth PIM Item Transfer application allows this
computer to send and receive Personal Information Manager items to-and-from a remote Bluetooth device. Item
transfer can be accomplished several ways:
To send, receive or exchange business cards:
1. From Windows Explorer, My Bluetooth Places, rightclick the PIM Item Transfer service on a remote device and select the appropriate option.
or
In the Windows system tray, right-click the Bluetooth
icon, select Quick Connect > Business Card Exchange,
select a device from the list, select the appropriate
option from the shortcut menu, and then click OK.
2. From Windows Explorer, My Bluetooth Places, highlight the PIM Item Transfer service on a remote device,
and then, from the Bluetooth menu on the Windows
menu bar, select the appropriate action.
In addition to the business card options listed above,
you can also send Notes (*.vnt), Email (*.vmg) and
Calendar (*.vcs) items from this menu.
3. From within a supported Personal Information
Manager, select one or more items and then, from the
PIM’s File menu, select Send to Bluetooth.
Whether sent items are accepted by the remote device is
determined by how the remote device’s PIM Item Transfer
service is configured.
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Close a PIM Item Transfer Connection
This application closes the open connection automatically
when its task is complete.
Configure PIM Item Transfer
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
PIM Item Transfer > General tab provides options to
configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
How your business card is handled when it is requested
by a remote device. The Send My Business Card options are:
Choose a business card as needed-each time a remote
device requests your business card you must select a card
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from your PIM. If you ignore the request the remote device
will receive a time-out notice.
Always send the same business card-when this option is
selected a dialog appears that allows you to set a default
business card, which will be sent automatically when requests
are received.
Where to store received business cards. The Received Business Cards options are:
Microsoft Outlook
Outlook Express
Lotus Notes
MSI Reminds You...
The selected Received Business Cards option does not
influence the settings on other PIM-related property
pages.
For example, even if the PIM Item Transfer service
business card option on this computer is configured to
“Do Not Accept,” the PIM Item Transfer application
will still accept business cards that the application has
specifically requested via its “Receive” or “Exchange”
functions.
Email attachments. The only option is include or do
not include attachments with email that is sent or
received on this computer using this service.
* Printer
Overview
The Bluetooth Printer application allows this computer to
use a Bluetooth printer.
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Once a Bluetooth printer has been properly installed it can
be used from this computer in the same way as any other
printer would be.
Configure
The Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Client Applications >
Printer > General tab provides options to configure:
The application name—to change it, highlight the
existing name and enter the new name.
Enable or disable secure connection. To enable secure
connection, place a checkmark in the box.
Install a Bluetooth Printer
Option One:
1. Perform a search for devices and then, from Entire
Bluetooth Neighborhood, right-click a Bluetooth
printer, select Add Printer from the shortcut menu and
follow the on-screen instructions.
2. When the wizard asks you to select a printer make and
model, do so.
If your printer is not in the list of options, click Have
Disk…, insert the driver disk for the printer, and then
navigate to the drive and directory that contains the
driver initiation file (*.inf) for the printer.
3. To complete the installation, follow the on-screen
instructions.
Option Two:
1. From the Windows Control Panel, select Printers >
Add Printer > Next > Local printer > Next
2. On the Select the Printer Port screen of the wizard:
a) Select Create a new port
b) In the Type shortcut menu, select Bluetooth
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Printer Port, and then click Next
3. On the next screen, select the printer by name, and
then click Connect.
4. Install the driver: when asked to select a printer make
and model, do so.
If your printer is not in the list of options, click Have
Disk…, insert the driver disk for the printer, and then
navigate to the drive and directory that contain the
driver initiation file (*.inf) for the printer.
5. To complete the installation, follow the on-screen
instructions.
To delete a printer, Click Start > Settings > Printers, rightclick the printer to be deleted, and then select Delete from
the shortcut menu.
6. Bluetooth Services
Common Configuration Settings
These properties can be set individually for each Bluetooth
service:
Service Name-the default name of each service can
be changed.
Secure Connection-requires that remote devices
provide proof of identity and that all data be
encrypted.
Startup Automatically-starts the service automatically when Bluetooth is started.
Notifications-provides visual and/or audio notification that a remote device is attempting to connect
(or has connected) to a service on this computer.
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* Notifications
Overview
There are three types of notification:
Authentication request, also called a PIN code request—this notification appears automatically in a
balloon over the Windows system tray if a Personal
Identification Code is required before a connection
can proceed. An audio file can also be associated with
the notification.
Authorization request, also called a connection request—this type of notification can be visual, audio,
or both. It notifies you of attempts to access a
Bluetooth service on this computer; the connection
will not proceed until you click the balloon that appears over the Windows system tray. If the notification balloon is ignored, the connection request will
time out and fail.
Notification only—this type of notification does not
effect access in any way; it is solely for information
purposes to let you know that a connection has been
established.
Example
Both Authentication and Authorization request notifications
are controlled by whether Secure Connection is enabled for
an individual service.
An example of how notifications might work when a remote
device attempts to access a service on this computer, if all
notifications are enabled:
1. Authentication: a balloon notification (audio optional)
appears to prompt for a PIN code. If the PIN code
does not match the code entered on the remote device,
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the connection will not be allowed. Once the remote
device has been authenticated this notification will
not appear again, unless the paired relationship is broken and the devices must repair.
2. Authorization: a balloon notification appears and/or a
sound file provides audio notification that a remote
device is attempting to access a Bluetooth service on
this computer. Click the balloon to proceed. A dialog
box appears that offers the option of letting the connection proceed this time only or to always allow this
particular remote device to use the service it is attempting to access.
3. Once a connection has been authorized, an additional
visual and/or audio notification may appear (if
enabled). This notification is for information only to
inform the operator that a connection has been
established.
After two devices are paired (step 1, above), the authentication notification will no longer appear when a connection is
attempted.
If “Always allow…” is enabled during the authorization process (step 2, above), the authorization notification will not
appear on future connection attempts.
Connection notification (step 3, above) only happens if it
has been enabled on the Notifications tab of the individual
service being accessed.
Service Access Notification
“Notifications” lets you associate a sound (Windows *.wav
file) and/or a visual indication with access attempts by remote devices.
A different notification sound can be associated with each
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local Bluetooth service.
Associate a sound with service access
From the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, Local Services tab:
1. Double-click a service name and then select the Notifications tab.
2. Check the desired options; visual and sound may both
be selected for a single event.
3. Choose a sound; click the Browse button and navigate
to the sound file (*.wav) to be used for notification.
To preview the sound file, click the play ( ) button.
4. Click OK to close the service’s property dialog box.
* Audio Gateway
The Bluetooth Audio Gateway service allows this computer
to use a remote Bluetooth device’s microphone and speakers
as this computer’s input and output devices.
For example, if this computer has voice recognition
capabilities, a Bluetooth headset might be used as the audio
input device.
Hardware Requirements
The Bluetooth radio on both this computer and the
remote device must support audio.
The remote device handles both audio input and output for this computer; therefore, this computer does
not require a sound card, microphone, or speakers.
Configure the Audio Gateway Service
From the Windows system tray, right-click the Bluetooth
icon, select Advanced Configuration > Local Services, and
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then double-click the Audio Gateway service.
Set the common configuration properties of the service, and
then click OK.
* Bluetooth Serial Port
The Bluetooth Serial Port service allows a remote Bluetooth
device to establish a wireless serial connection with this
computer. The wireless serial connection may be used by
applications as though a physical serial cable connected the
devices.
To establish a Bluetooth Serial Port connection
The connection must be initiated from the remote device by
the Bluetooth Serial Port application.
Determine the communications port being used by
this computer for the Bluetooth Serial Port
In the Windows system tray, right-click the Bluetooth icon,
select Advanced Configuration, and then the Local Services
tab. The COM port assigned to this service is the last item in
the Bluetooth Serial Port service row. Configure the application on this computer that will use this service to send its
data to this COM.
Add a Bluetooth Serial Port
The Bluetooth Serial Port service has one pre-configured
Bluetooth Serial Port, but additional Bluetooth Serial Ports
can be added as needed.
To add a port
1. From the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, Local Services tab, click Add Serial Service.
2. In the properties dialog box, modify the properties:
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3. Enter a unique name (less than 99 alphanumeric
characters).
4. Select secure connection, if desired.
5. Select Startup Automatically, if desired
6. From the COM Port shortcut menu select a communications port that is not assigned to any other service.
7. Click OK.
To remove a Bluetooth Serial Port
From the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, Local Services tab,
select the port to be removed and then click Delete.
MSI Reminds You...
The Delete button is only available when a Bluetooth
Serial Port is selected.
* Dial-up Networking Service
The Bluetooth Dial-up Networking service makes it possible
for a remote Bluetooth device to use a modem that is physically connected to this computer. The remote device can
then access the Internet or log on to a remote network.
Configure the Dial-up Networking service:
From the Windows system tray, right-click the Bluetooth
icon, select Advanced Configuration > Local Services, and
then double-click the Dial-up Networking service.
Select the physical modem to be used from the
Modems: shortcut menu.
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Set the common configuration properties of the
service, and then click OK.
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* Fax Service
The Fax service allows a remote Bluetooth device to send a
Fax via a modem that is physically attached to this computer.
Configure the Fax service:
From the Windows system tray, right-click the Bluetooth
icon, select Advanced Configuration > Local Services, and
then double-click the Fax service.
Select the physical modem to be used from the
Modems: shortcut menu.
Set the common configuration properties of the
service, and then click OK.
* File Transfer Service
Overview
The File Transfer service allows this computer to perform
file operations on the Bluetooth Exchange Folder (and the
folders and files it contains) of a remote device.
Basic setup procedure
Right-click the Bluetooth icon and select Explore My
Bluetooth Places.
Configure Windows Explorer so that the Folders pane is
visible (View > Explorer Bar > Folders).
In the Folders pane, select Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood
and then, on the menu bar, select Bluetooth > Search For
Devices.
In the Folders pane, expand Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood
to show the devices in the vicinity.
Copy to/from a remote device
In the Folders pane of Windows Explorer, from the Entire
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Bluetooth Neighborhood branch, select a device and expand
that branch to view the Bluetooth Exchange Folder of the
remote device.
MSI Reminds You...
“Public Folder” is not available, the remote device is
not configured to allow remote file operations.
Use drag-and-drop to copy any file or folder contained in the
Public Folder of the remote device to the desired folder on
this computer.
You can also drag-and-drop files or folders from this computer to the Public Folder (and its sub-folders) of the remote
device.
Other file operations
Right-click a file or folder in the remote device’s Public
Folder for a context sensitive menu. All potential menu
options may not be available at all times.
Potential menu options include:
Open—opens the selected file on this computer, using the default application for this type of file.
Print—sends the selected file to this computer’s default printer.
Send To
3 ½ floppy (A)—the 3 ½ inch floppy drive on this
computer
Public Folder on My Device—the Public Folder on
this computer.
Rename—applies only to empty folders; file names
and the names of folders that contain objects cannot
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be changed using this technique.
Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Refresh, View & New—
standard Windows functions.
* Headset Service
The Bluetooth Headset Service allows this computer to provide audio input/output for remote Bluetooth devices.
For example, if the remote device is a Bluetooth telephone,
this computer’s microphone and speakers can be used as
speakerphone input and output for that device.
MSI Reminds You...
Windows 98 limitation—
Windows 98 cannot convert audio files with the extension m3u (e.g., myfile.m3u) into the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) audio format used by Bluetooth headsets.
Hardware Requirements
This computer must have a sound card, microphone,
and speakers installed.
The Bluetooth radio on both on this computer and
the remote device must support audio.
Configure the Headset Service
From the Windows system tray, right-click the
Bluetooth icon, select Advanced Configuration > Local Services, and then double-click the Headset service.
Set the common configuration properties of the
service, and then click OK.
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* Network Access
The Bluetooth Network Access service makes it possible for
a remote Bluetooth device to use the Local Area Network
connection that is physically attached to this computer.
After this computer has been configured to provide the Network Access service to other Bluetooth devices, it will not be
able to use the Bluetooth Network Access service provided
by another Bluetooth device without being re-configured.
Put another way, this computer cannot be both a Bluetooth
Network Access server and a Bluetooth Network Access client at the same time.
Setup for Windows 98SE & Windows Me
MSI Reminds You...
Internet Protocol routing software is required on Windows 98SE and Windows Me servers.
Install and configure the routing software as instructed
by the software’s manufacturer.
* Configure the server:
1. From the Windows Control Panel, double-click the
Network icon.
2. On the Configuration tab, select TCP/IP-> Bluetooth
LAN Access Server Driver (scroll down if necessary).
3. Click Properties and select the IP Address tab.
4. Select Specify an IP address
5. Enter an IP Address (suggested value—192.168.1.1)
6. Enter a Subnet Mask (suggested value—255.255.255.
0)
7. Click OK twice to close the dialog boxes and then click
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YES to restart the computer.
Setup for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
If Internet Connection sharing was previously enabled (before
Bluetooth utility was installed) it must be disabled and then
re-enabled before the Bluetooth network adapter can use it.
1. From the Windows system tray, right-click the
Bluetooth icon and select Advanced Configuration
from the shortcut menu.
2. In the Bluetooth configuration panel, select the Local
Services tab, Network Access and then click
Properties....
3. From the Network Access, General properties page, in
the Type of service shortcut menu, select “Allow other
devices to access the Internet/LAN via this computer,
” and then click Configure Connection Sharing.
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4. Right-click Local Area Connection, select Properties
and then select the Sharing tab.
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5. Select Enable Internet Connection Sharing for this
connection, click OK, and then click YES in the confirmation dialog box.
* Client Configuration
1. From the Windows system tray, right-click the
Bluetooth icon and select Network Access from the
shortcut menu.
2. Select the device you want to connect and the server
will accept the connection.
3. The Bluetooth icon will change to green if the connection is created.
* Server Configuration
1. From the Windows Control Panel, double-click the
Network icon. On the Configuration tab, select TCP/
IP and enable the Sharing Network option.
2. The home Internet must connect to the Bluetooth
devices. Click OK and the client will be able to connect.
* PIM Item Transfer
Overview
The PIM Item Transfer service allows Personal Information Manager items to be transferred between this computer
and a remote Bluetooth device.
Four data types are supported:
Business Cards
Calendar Items
Email Messages
Notes
Each data type can be saved in any of the supported and
installed PIMs.
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MSI Reminds You...
PIMs which are not installed on this computer will not
appear in the shortcut menus.
When the PIM that is associated with an individual data type
is changed on the PIM Item Transfer page, that data type is
also changed for the PIM Synchronization service.
Configure
In addition to the configuration options common to all
Bluetooth services, this service also has settings that
determine:
How business card requests are handled. The options
are:
Never send my business card—ignore the request
Choose a business card as needed—when prompted,
select a business card to be sent to the requester.
Always send the same business card—when a request is received always send the same business
card. When this option is selected, a dialog box
appears from within which an installed Personal
Information Manager (if more than one is installed
on this computer) and an existing business card
can be selected.
Previously sent business cards—once a card is selected using the “Always send the same business
card” option, above, that card will be added to the
shortcut menu as an option.
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Previously sent business card additions to the menu
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are limited to ten, after which the oldest contact will be
replaced.
Where to store inbound data items, on an individual
basis. Options include (not all options apply to all
items):
Do Not Accept
Any of the installed PIMs on this computer
Save to Folder
The Bluetooth Exchange Folder location—the directory on this computer where inbound items that are
not to be saved in a PIM will be kept.
MSI Reminds You...
This is also the folder where the File Transfer service
stores inbound items. If this folder is reconfigured here,
it will also be reconfigured in that service automatically.
Whether to send/receive attachments with email.
Check or clear this option, as appropriate.
Close a PIM Item Transfer connection
PIM Item Transfer connections close automatically when
the data transfer is complete.
Default Business Card Selection
When the “Always send the same business card” option is
selected, a dialog box appears to allow the selection of a
default business card.
The first time the dialog box appears it provides a way to
choose the Personal Information Manager that stores the
default business card. Click the down-arrow in the PIM short-
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cut menu and select the PIM to be used.
On subsequent appearances of this dialog box, the PIM selection option is not available.
Change the selected PIM
On the PIM Item Transfer properties page, “Received items”
section, there is a Business Cards shortcut menu. When a
PIM was selected during initial setup the selected item in this
menu was set to the same PIM. To change the PIM used for
the default business card, open this shortcut menu and select
a new PIM.
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A new default business card must be selected from the
database of the newly selected PIM.
Choose a default business card
1. In the Select a Bluetooth Business Card dialog box that
appears when “Always send the same business card” is
selected, highlight the card.
MSI Reminds You...
Once a card is highlighted, if you “hover” the mouse
pointer over that selection, a balloon appears with
additional information about that contact.
2. Click OK to choose a highlighted business card and
return to the PIM Item Transfer Properties page. The
chosen contact now appears in, and is selected in, the
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“Business card requests” shortcut menu.
If the “Always send the same business card” option is selected again, and a different contact chosen, the properties
page will display both contacts in the shortcut menu.
MSI Reminds You...
In addition to the default menu options, the shortcut
menu can hold up to ten contact names.
* PIM Synchronization
The PIM Synchronization service can be used by a remote
device to synchronize its Personal Information Manager
(PIM) database with the PIM database of this computer..
Four data types are supported:
Business cards
Calendar items
Email messages
Notes.
Whether an individual item is accepted and where it is stored,
when accepted, is configured in the PIM Item Transfer service.
If that service is not configured to store a particular data
type in Outlook, then that data type cannot be synchronized.
MSI Reminds You...
Data types that will be synchronized must be saved in
the PIM database (this is configured in the PIM Item
Transfer service); otherwise, that data type will not be
available for selection (it will be grayed out) in the
PIM Synchronization configuration settings.
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Microsoft Outlook permits duplicate entries, so all duplicates may not be exchanged in the synchronization process.
MSI Reminds You...
Only Outlook’s default contacts folder is synchronized.
Items in sub-folders are not synchronized. Items that
are moved from the default folder to a sub-folder will
appear to have been deleted the next time synchronization takes place.
7. Hardware Settings
The Hardware tab of the Bluetooth Configuration Panel provides basic information about the Bluetooth hardware installed on this computer and access to the Advanced Settings
dialog box, if required:
Devices:
Name: the name of the device, e.g., MSI Bluetooth
Device
Type: the type of device, e.g., USB.
Device Properties:
Device status: indicates that the device is operating properly or that there is a problem/conflict.
Manufacturer: the name of the company that
manufactured the device selected in the Devices
section of this dialog box.
Firmware Revision: the manufacturer’s firmware
version number.
Device Address: the Bluetooth Device Address
(BDA or BD_Addr) assigned to this device when it
was manufactured.
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H C I Ve r s i o n : t h e v e r s i o n n u m b e r o f t h e
Bluetooth Specification that the Host Controller
Interface complies with.
HCI Revision: the revision number of the
Bluetooth Specification that the Host Controller
Interface complies with.
LMP Version : the version number of the
Bluetooth Specification that the Link Manager
Protocol complies with.
LMP Sub Version: the subversion number of the
Bluetooth Specification that the Link Manager
Protocol complies with.
The Advanced button: displays the Advanced Settings
dialog box, which allows you to select the country
code and transmission power settings. This option is
not available on all systems.
* Advanced Settings
When available, this dialog box is reached from the Hardware tab of the Bluetooth Configuration Panel.
MSI Reminds You...
Depending on the country in which the hardware is
sold and/or in which it will be used, the Advanced
button may not be present.
From this dialog box you can set the:
Country Code:
North America, Europe (except France), and Japan
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France and China
Maximum Transmission Power:
High
Medium
Low.
Click Apply to implement the changes. A dialog box appears
with notification that the Bluetooth device attached to this
computer must be reset before the change(s) will take effect.
Click Yes to reset the Bluetooth device now—all open
Bluetooth connections will be closed.
Click No to save the changes—the changes will be applied
the next time the Bluetooth device is reset or restarted.
8. Accessibility Settings
The Accessibility tab of the Bluetooth Configuration Panel
lets you specify whether remote devices may access this
computer, which remote devices have access, and whether
an audio warning is played when a Personal Identification
Number (PIN code) is required.
Allow other devices to discover this computer
Select “Let other Bluetooth devices discover this computer”
to permit remote Bluetooth devices to find and report this
computer.
If “Allow No devices” (below) is selected, this option is not
available.
Control the types of devices that are allowed to connect to this computer
From the “Devices allowed to connect to this computer”
shortcut-menu, select:
No devices—no remote devices are permitted to ini-
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tiate a connection with this computer. However, this
computer can still initiate connections with remote
Bluetooth devices.
All devices—all remote devices are permitted to connect to this computer.
Connections are subject to additional security
restrictions, such as authentication and authorization,
that may be required by the individual services provided by this computer.
Only paired devices—only devices that have been
paired with this computer are allowed to connect to
it.
Only devices listed below—only the listed devices
are allowed to connect to this computer (see
Accessibility, adding and deleting devices).
Choose an audio notification file
When Secure Connection is enabled for any of the Bluetooth
Services on this computer a PIN code is required before that
service can be accessed. To chose a notification sound that
will play when a remote device attempts to access a service
that requires a secure connection, click Select audio file...
and select the sound (*.wav) file to be played.
Limit access to this computer to specific remote devices
From the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, Accessibility tab,
in the Allow shortcut menu, select “Only devices listed below”.
Add a device to the list
1. Click Add Device
2. In the Devices with access... dialog box select the
desired device(s) and click OK.
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MSI Reminds You...
Multiple devices may be selected using SHIFT + click
and/or CTRL + click.
Delete a device from the list
In the list of devices allowed to access this computer, select
the device to be removed from the list, and then click Delete.
9. Discovery Settings
The settings on the Discovery tab of the Bluetooth Configuration Panel determine whether this computer looks for other
Bluetooth devices automatically, how often it looks and what
type of devices it looks for.
Periodic Search for Devices
When “Look for other Bluetooth devices” is selected,
Bluetooth automatically searches for devices every X
minutes. X is an whole number between 1 and 60. To change
the time between auto inquiries, highlight the existing time
and enter the new time.
MSI Reminds You...
When My Bluetooth Places is first opened it performs
an initial automatic search for devices even if “Look
for other Bluetooth devices” is not enabled.
Determine the devices that will be reported
Bluetooth can screen out devices that you do not need access
to.
The options are:
Report all Bluetooth devices
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Report only selected Bluetooth devices (see Discovery,
Adding Specific Devices and Discovery, Deleting Specific Devices).
Select the desired option from the drop-down list.
Discover Specific Devices
The type of device(s) that this computer looks for and reports when it is searching for other Bluetooth devices can be
limited.
Limit the remote devices reported
Bluetooth can report only specific devices, specific class(es)
of device(s), or specific type(s) of device(s) within a class.
Specific devices: an individual computer or Bluetooth
cellular telephone are examples of specific devices.
Specific class of device: “computer” is an example of
a class of devices
Specific type of device within a class: “laptop” is an
example of a specific type of device within the “computer” class of devices.
The devices to be discovered can be mixed-and-matched;
you can discover one or more specific devices, classes of
devices and types of devices within a class at the same time.
Remove a device from the list of devices to be discovered
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, from the Discovery
tab, select the device to be removed and click the Delete
button.
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If “Report only selected Bluetooth devices” is not selected the Delete button will not be available.
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Temporarily override the discovery of specific devices
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, from the Discovery
tab, select “Report all Bluetooth devices.” The specifically
selected devices will be discovered along with all other devices.
To re-enable specific device discovery re-select “Report only
selected Bluetooth devices.”
MSI Reminds You...
When all devices are deleted an error message will
appear if “Report all Bluetooth devices” is not selected.
3.4 Security
1. Authentication
Authentication is used to verify identity; it requires a passkey or link key from the remote device. When a remote
device attempts access, a visual and/or audio warning notifies
the local operator.
If the notification is ignored, access is denied after a preset
timeout.
When devices are “paired,” those devices automatically exchange a Link Key and Authentication is carried out without
operator intervention.
2. Authorization
Authorization is Yes-or-No security that requires operator
intervention to avoid having the connection time out and
fail.
Authorization is limited to:
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Yes, you may connect (click the balloon to proceed)
No, you may not connect (ignore the balloon prompt
and the connection will fail).
3. Bluetooth Device Identity
Every Bluetooth device has a unique Bluetooth Device Address (BDA) assigned to it during the manufacturing process.
This address cannot be changed by the end-user.
A device’s BDA is usually displayed in hexadecimal format;
00:D0:B7:03:2E:9F is a valid BDA.
Each Bluetooth device also has an operator-configurable,
user-friendly name to help distinguish it from other devices.
The user-friendly name may be up to 99 alphanumeric characters in length and may contain spaces. My Personal Computer is a valid user-friendly name.
4. Encryption
Encrypting data translates it into an unreadable format using
a secret key or password. Decrypting the data requires the
same key or password that was used to encrypt it.
5. Link Key
A unique, internally generated, access code based on a
passkey, the Bluetooth Device Address and an internally
generated random number.. Link Keys are generated automatically when devices Pair.
After a link key is generated, manual entry of the passkey is
not required.
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6. Pairing Devices
Pairing allows you to avoid entering access information each
time a connection is attempted. Paired devices share a unique
Link Key, which they exchange each time they connect.
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The mate of a pair always appears in My Bluetooth
Places, even if the mate is not turned on or is out of
connection range.
Paired devices remain paired even when
One of the devices is not on
A service connection is interrupted or the service
stopped
One or both devices are rebooted.
To Pair with another device
If Secure Connection is enabled, devices will pair automatically the first time they connect (a passkey must be successfully exchanged).
To pair with a device manually:
In the Folders pane of My Bluetooth Places, right-click a
device, select Pair Device from the shortcut menu, and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
Remove Pairing
In the Folders pane of My Bluetooth Places, right-click a
paired device and select Unpair Device from the shortcut
menu.
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7. Passkey
An alphanumeric string up to 16 characters in length. Passkeys are also called Personal Identification Numbers, or PIN
codes.
A passkey may be required if the Secure Connection option
is enabled for a Bluetooth service or application.
8. Secure Connection
A passkey or link key is required each time a connection is
attempted.
All data exchanged over the Bluetooth connection is
encrypted.
Depending on other configuration options, authorization
may also be required.
9. Security Request Dialog Box
A Bluetooth passkey request and/or Bluetooth Authorization request balloon may appear over the Windows system
tray when a connection is attempted if Secure Connection is
enabled.
Click the balloon to proceed.
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3.5 Troubleshooting
1. Cannot connect to a paired device
Paired devices are always displayed in My Bluetooth Places,
even if the remote device is out of range or not powered up.
Verify that the remote member of the pair is within radio
range, and powered up, and then attempt the connection again.
2. Cannot discover services on an unpaired remote device
The remote device may not be powered up or may be out of
range.
Verify that the remote device is powered up.
Verify that the remote device is in Connectable mode
(Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Accessibility tab).
Perform a Search for Devices to verify that the device is within range.
3. Dial-up Networking service does not start
The Dial-up Networking service will not start unless a properly configured modem is attached to the server.
Verify that the modem is usable as a local device on
the computer to which it is attached.
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, Local Services tab, double-click the Dial-up Networking
service:
Click the down arrow in the Modem field and select
the modem that will be used to dial out
Click the OK button
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Click the OK button to close the Bluetooth Configuration Panel.
4. Determine the Bluetooth Device Address (BDA) of my hardware device
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, on the Hardware tab, in
the Devices section, select the device you want to determine
the address of. In the Device Properties section of the dialog
box, the fourth entry, Device Address, is the BDA of the
selected Bluetooth device.
5. Determine the version of the Host Controller Interface (HCI)
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, on the Hardware tab, in
the Device Properties section, the fifth entry provides
Bluetooth Specification compliance information for the Host
Controller Interface.
The sixth entry contains the Specification Revision information for the Host Controller Interface, if appropriate.
6. Determine the version of the Link Manager Protocol (LMP)
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, on the Hardware tab, in
the Device Properties section, the seventh entry provides
Link Manager Protocol version number information.
The eighth entry contains the Link Manager Protocol subversion number information, if appropriate.
7. Find information about the Bluetooth hardware attached to
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my computer
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, select the Hardware
tab.
8. Internet Connection Sharing Does Not Work
This occurs because Internet Connection Sharing was enabled
when Bluetooth was installed (this is a Microsoft Windows
behavior and is considered proper operation).
To resolve the “problem”:
1. Disable Sharing for the Ethernet adapter:
a) Windows Control Panel > Network and Dial-up Connections
b) Right-click “Local Area Connection,” select
Properties, and then select the Sharing tab.
c) Clear (uncheck) the box for “Enable Internet Connection Sharing for this connection” and click OK.
2. Re-enable Sharing for the Ethernet adapter; repeat
Step 1.c.), and select (check) the sharing box.
If offered an option to select an adapter, select “Bluetooth
network adapter.” (This option will not appear unless more
than one adapter is available.)
If asked to reboot the computer, do so.
9. Test a Network Access connection
If the client is hardwired to the LAN, unplug the hardwired
connection to ensure that the test checks the wireless connection rather than the hardwired connection.
If the server has access to the Internet, open a browser on the
client and connect to the World Wide Web.
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You may also Ping the server from the DOS prompt.
10. Unknown Port message when using a Bluetooth Serial
Port
The “Unknown Port” error message usually means an attempt was made to connect a port that was in use.
Additional Bluetooth Serial Ports can be added if they are
required.
11. Bluetooth Headset Doesn’t Always Function Under WIN
98
Windows 98 cannot convert audio files with the extension
m3u (e.g., myfile.m3u) into the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)
audio format used by Bluetooth headsets; this is a limitation
of Windows 98.
Other versions of Windows (2000, ME and XP) can translate
m3u audio files into the PCM format.
Possible solutions are:
Upgrade to a newer version of Windows
Use an m3u-to-mp3 conversion utility to convert the
file(s) into a format that is supported by Windows 98.
(Conversion utilities are available as freeware or
shareware on the Internet.)
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4. Technical Support
Refer to the following sources for additional information
and for product and software updates.
The MSI website (http://www.msi.com.tw/) provides
updated information on MSI Bluetooth hardware and
software.
For technical support, please email to support@msi.com.
tw.
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5. Glossary
BDA
Bluetooth Device Address. Every Bluetooth device has a unique
48-bit binary Bluetooth Device Address (BDA) burned into its
Read-Only Memory (ROM). This address cannot be changed
by the end-user.
A device’s BDA is usually displayed in hexadecimal format;
00:D0:B7:03:2E:9F is a valid BDA.
Each Bluetooth device also has an operator-configurable, userfriendly name to help distinguish it from other Bluetooth
devices. The user-friendly name may be up to 99 alphanumeric
characters in length and may contain spaces. My Personal
Computer is a valid user-friendly name.
Device Inquiry
The process of searching for other Bluetooth devices.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Control Protocol-when enabled, connecting devices are assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address by the
server.
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
HCI
Host Controller Interface
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IrDA
Infrared Data Association
IrMC
Infrared Mobile Communications
Link Key
An internally-generated unique security key that is exchanged
by paired devices as proof of identity before a connection is
established.
LMP
Link Manager Protocol—used by Bluetooth for internal
communications.
Page Scan Mode
A Bluetooth mode in which a server is actively listening
(scanning) for a client to “page” it. The server then answers the
page and attempts to set up a connection with the paging
device (the client).
Passkey
An alphanumeric string up to 16 characters in length. Passkeys
are also called PIN codes, or Personal Identification Numbers.
Piconet
A network of devices connected in an ad hoc fashion using
Bluetooth technology. A piconet is formed when at least two
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devices, such as a portable PC and a cellular phone, connect. A
piconet can support up to eight devices. When a piconet is
formed, one device acts as the master while the others act as
slaves for the duration of the piconet connection.
PIM
Personal Information Manager—an application, such as
Microsoft Outlook, that is used to manage contacts, keep track
of phone numbers, etc.
PIN
Personal Identification Number, also referred to as a “passkey” or “password.”
Scatternet
A group of independent and non-synchronized piconets that
share at least one common Bluetooth device. Bluetooth devices
must have point-to-multipoint capability to engage in scatternet
communication. There may be a maximum of 10 fully loaded
piconets in a scatternet.
Service Discovery
The process of determining the services that a Bluetooth server
provides.
SysTray
The Windows system tray-usually located in the lower-right
corner of the screen.
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