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I've managed to get my hands on a BT MS which I will no dobut have great fun in setting up..
Have a few questions that hopefully someone can help me with.
1. Is it possible to print using a BT printer adaptor?
2. Can I make use of a BT Access Point for LAN access (printing, internet, etc.)?
3. Anyone know if it's possible to use PalmVNC over BT?
4. Are there any other apps besides reversi out there?
5. I've looked at the Sony developers site and can find no info for developing BT apps with it's protocol stack - anyone got any ideas where I can get such info?
6. If my BT USB adaptor is class 1 (100m) and the BT MS is class 2 (10m) can I be 100m (all things going well) away from the USB adaptor?
02-07-2003, 01:48 PM
1. Yes, if you have the most recent verison of PrintBoy, which supports it.
2. As far as I know, yes.
3. Yes, I have done it.
4. Yes, there are quite a few, a program named "Blue Chat" if I remember correctly allows you to IM to another BT emabled palm.
5. Sorry, no idea.
6. Having a class 1 device will give you just a little more range, you can't get to the maximum range of the Class 1 device.
Hope this helped.
02-07-2003, 03:58 PM
1. Only in case you have bluetooth enabled printer; otherwise, you'll have to add this service to your BT PC.
2. You can use any service that you BT PC allow - faxing. file transfer, dial-up networking, network access, serial connection, paralled conection etc.
3. Win-Hand (http://www.win-hand.com/downloads/index.htm) is much better way to "remote desktop" your PC. and it hi-res too.
4. Almost any application that support communication can use the BT adapter via serial emulation. An IR enabled apps. can also use BT using IrBT (http://lthaler.free.fr/irbt.htm)
5. Sorry, i'm not a developer...
6. No. MS BT won't be able to transmit signals for 100m. It is limit to 10m (basiclly, BT was ment to replace the IR port).
02-08-2003, 12:01 AM
I consider Win-Hand cripped as it cannot access other computers besides windows desktops. With VNC, there are almost no limit to the number of different OS's you can control.
Oh, and thanks for the link to IrBT, seems cool. But I got a 404 error when trying to get the file. PalmGear has it though.
Thanks for all the info..
Win-Hand looks good for Windows access, so might use it for that.
Q. Do I need to use mocha PPP for connection to my local win2K box?
PalmVNC is still needed for my Linux box at home. Anyone know if they plan to do a hi-res PalmVNC?
irBT looks good. Will still continue the hunt for development support however.
02-10-2003, 02:44 PM
Mocha ppp, if I understand correctly is only needed for win98 as it doesn't support the right kind of ICS.
And there is a version of PalmVNC that supports hires+, but since I don't have a link I think the best thing to do would be search on google for "hires" and "palmVNC" because I can't find the latest version at palmgear or tucows.
02-12-2003, 11:56 PM
Is there any fax software so I can send a fax from bluetoothed Clie + bluetooth cellular (Ericsson T39m) ?
02-12-2003, 11:59 PM
Eep, that's a good question. I've never heard of such software though.
02-13-2003, 12:04 AM
These might help, I think one of them says that it might possibly have phone support...
02-13-2003, 04:19 AM
First of all you need a cellular phone that have fax sending capability.
Then, you can use ANY software to send the text via IR or BT.
You only have to create a new connection to your phone (modem) and enter the correct fax number.
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