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fabio.santini

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2009, 10:19:12 AM »
Hi, I'm upping this thread cause I think I'm making some mistakes but I can't find where...
I tried to use another driver instead Microsoft one. This because I'm still trying to use two dongles but at the moment I want to make WCL works with another driver.
I tried Toshiba and BlueSoleil (WidComm refuses to install if it doesn't find its own dongle) but I have error at same time, when I start wclAuthenticator.Open(), it shows:

Specified bluetooth API is not available

If I get back at MS driver it works.

Now, am I doing something bad?
I found this: http://forum.btframework.com/index.php?topic=857.0  but I didn't try it yet. Can it solve my problem?

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2009, 11:05:37 AM »
What WCL version do you use?

If WCL reports Bluetooth API is not available than driver were not installed.

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2009, 11:34:27 AM »
I'm using last one, 6.7.0.0. In driver's list, BlueSoleil appears without problems, working to find a solution.
Anyway, if I want to use due dongles, second one is installed by BlueSoleil, but I need one of them with MS driver, is the article on the FAQ my answer?

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2009, 11:47:17 AM »
Appears in drivers does not mean works.
Installing MS drivers.

fabio.santini

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2009, 12:21:06 PM »
Ok I think I solved about BlueSoleil, now it's sending with new driver.
The question now is: I need BlueSoleil AND Microsoft, with that guide I can remove an external driver but I can handle two dongle with same driver.

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2009, 12:58:42 PM »
There is no one driver supported more than one dongle at the same time. So you need install different driver for each dongle.

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2009, 01:03:33 PM »
I did (or better, I'm trying to do), but if I install BlueSoleil suite (I can't install only the clean driver, neither ProximitySenderDemo can see it) each time I plug a bluetooth dongle it wants to use the same driver (failing cause I knew only one dongle can be used from one driver)

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2009, 01:10:03 PM »
I gave the link about how to install MS driver.

fabio.santini

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2009, 01:58:04 PM »
Ok thanks, now it seems to work with Microsoft and BlueSoleil.
New problem: BlueSoleil driver works only for first loop. At second loop DiscoveryStarted and DiscoveryComplete fire at the same moment and return to StartSleep, StopSleep and later return to DiscoveryStarted and DiscoveryComplete, have you any idea why?

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2009, 02:27:15 PM »
What BlueSoleil version do you use?

fabio.santini

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2009, 02:52:25 PM »
The suite is version 2.6 (070517, so maybe may 2007), but driver version is 6.0.13.61 (just for perform some tests I used an old version attached with a USB dongle)

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2009, 10:45:40 AM »
Little update: newer version of BlueSoleil (suite 6.4.240.2, not last but last before last) returns MAC address with reversed couple, example: 01:23:45:67:89:37 return 37:89:67:45:23:01...

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2009, 12:52:06 PM »
Hi,

I am testing it now on all BS stacks and found that it has some issues with BS 5.0 and high. All BS between 1.6 and 5.0 (excluding 5.0) works good.

P.S. Thanks for info about MAC.

P.P.S. I will keep testing it and back to you soon.

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Re: Multiple Dongles
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2009, 12:44:16 AM »
Hi,

Finally we have tested all the BS drivers versions 5.0 and above.

Unfortunatly, for now WCL does not completly support this drivers versions, because 5.x has bugs in connections, 6.x has new API which is completly incompatable with old API and does not allow to:

* enumerate all the services;
* read service's channel;
* create servers;
* some other important functions.

We will work on this problem and contact BlueSoleil team to ask add the functions back. But I do not know when it will be done.

So, BlueSoleil 5.0 and high looks absolutly unusable.

 

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