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jace48
post Jun 21 2005, 12:03 AM
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Hello all,

While browsing my local ebay I came across Bluetooth USB Dongle going cheap for apporx 14 USD.

I was wondering can I use it this dongle to connect to my Z Sl-5500 using somekind of USB to serial interface such as Profilic 2303?

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Rev.Tigger
post Jun 21 2005, 02:21 AM
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If you are on about connecting this to the Zaurus it will not work.

The SL5500 does not have USB Hosting facilities, you can connect to a USB Host with it (eg your computer) but you can't plug USB accessories into it. The only way around this is if you get a USB Host compact flash card, but these tend to be pricey and generally drain the battery quickly sad.gif

Your best bet is to keep a look out for a Bluetooth CF card, but make sure it is a compatable one. There are lists on the forums which should tell you what is ok to use.

I managed to pick up one for about £15 inc P+P on ebay, so they do exist smile.gif
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jace48
post Jun 21 2005, 05:34 AM
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QUOTE(Rev.Tigger)
The SL5500 does not have USB Hosting facilities, 


I understand that so that is reason I was wondering if I can convert the USB to serial and interface it to the Z
Something on similar line
http://www.waspbarcode.com/barcode_accesso...l_converter.asp

The problem is that you have USB Bluetooth dongle but no serial port dongles

QUOTE(Rev.Tigger)
I managed to pick up one for about £15 inc P+P on ebay,  so they do exist smile.gif


Unfortunately I am in India where getting shipped some where from EU or US is going to cost me as good as the price of the used product



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