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Bluetooth in windows 7 HELP


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#1 RustyCAge

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:17 AM

Actually i have a multi faceted problem. First of all i have a program called pocket 3d that is designed for gps surveying it runs on a little handheld with windows ce on it. The company also has a windows version of the program .I recently purchased a couple tablet pcs to have a bigger working screen and to also have more computing power /internet access, etc. The problem is.... I bluetooth to the gps receivers from my handheld, and to do this i simply set the comport of the bluetooth during setup, and all my gps receivers use the same com port..(not at the same time of course) however in the tablet, windows 7 requires an authentication code for the bluetooth to work, and on top of that, it assigns each gps receiver its own com port. I found out how to give the gps receivers an authentication code, and then windows 7 will pair with them
but for my other employees that use the handheld units, entering this code every time can be cumbersome, and sometimes requires troubleshooting to get the onscreen keyboard to come up properly. If it was me I could work my way through it, but for someone who just knows how to push a couple buttons and arent very familiar with the system, it becomes difficult and long story short, it renders the receivers useless to the handheld devices.

My question is... Is there any way to bypass the need for authentication codes in windows 7, and also to make multiple devices use the same com port? When using the windows ce version, every time i go to connect to gps receiver, I get a popup asking me which bluetooth device i want to connect to, then presto it connects, all through the same com port. but in 7 I have to assign each gps receiver its own port, and any time i want to connect to a different one, I have to go setup my equipment file to use the other com port. A HUGE PAIN.... Ive tried installing tablet xp on one of the tablets to no avail, same problem.. I dont know if its related to my bluetooth hardware or what.. the CE handheld just has a little bluetooth Compact flash card. my next resort was to try and run CE as a VM on my tablet and see if that works but im having all kinds of trouble trying to do that as well.... sorry for the long post, with multiple issues.... im the resident computer / gps guy and usually im the guy that can just make stuff work....not happening this time.... thank you thank you thank you to anyone who can shed some light on this...

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