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andrewwoods
I am getting a new phone with Bluetooth and I want to use it to connect my 860 to the web.

I have found some postings in this forum saying that such-and-such a card doesn't work, but would anybody like to recommend a card that DOES work and that they're happy with.

Thank you
Andrew
rmrfchik
QUOTE(andrewwoods @ Sep 14 2005, 03:20 PM)
I am getting a new phone with Bluetooth and I want to use it to connect my 860 to the web.

I have found some postings in this forum saying that such-and-such a card doesn't work, but would anybody like to recommend a card that DOES work and that they're happy with.

Thank you
Andrew
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I have an ANYCOM card which doesn't work out-of-box. But I found an solution (edit /etc/bluetooth/bt-uart.conf file) how to make it work.
Indeed, cacko rom already has this file correct. So, the problem is not so big as it seems.
spaul
I am in the same boat. I want to buy a bluetooth card for verizon EVDO without the "bluetooth blues" Thanks for the reply about the anycom card.

But part of the appeal of linux is I'm cheap, anyone want to weigh in on feabay choices.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Bluetooth-Compact-...1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Belkin-CF-CompactFlash...1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Billionton-CF-CompactF...1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMBICOM-BT2000-CF-BLUE...1QQcmdZViewItem
spaul
opps, i meant fleabay, besides being cheap i can't spell either
ltrm
QUOTE(spaul @ Sep 15 2005, 03:14 PM)
opps, i meant fleabay, besides being cheap i can't spell either
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I've got the Socket bluetooth card (the link is your's from above) and it works really well under Cacko. I particularly like that it doesn't stick out from the Zaurus.

I can't remember if I tried it under PdaXrom last time I was running it but I'm going to give RC11 a go and I'll let you know how I get on.

One fly in the ointment though is that there are several revisions of this card which have different chipsets. I think that mine is a rev E card, it's dated 2002. Apparently not all the cards are as well supported.

ltrm.
wowo123
Hi spaul,
I use the belkin-card with cacko-rom and it works fine. Unfortunately with pdaxrom it is not recognized and not working at all. mad.gif
rmrfchik
QUOTE(wowo123 @ Sep 21 2005, 03:02 PM)
Hi spaul,
I use the belkin-card with cacko-rom and it works fine. Unfortunately with pdaxrom it is not recognized and not working at all.  mad.gif
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cardmgr is your choice then.
ident card, vi /etc/bluetooth/bt-uart.conf, send patch to sashz.
neopes
QUOTE(rmrfchik @ Sep 21 2005, 12:39 PM)
QUOTE(wowo123 @ Sep 21 2005, 03:02 PM)
Hi spaul,
I use the belkin-card with cacko-rom and it works fine. Unfortunately with pdaxrom it is not recognized and not working at all.  mad.gif
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cardmgr is your choice then.
ident card, vi /etc/bluetooth/bt-uart.conf, send patch to sashz.
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my CF Billionton isn't working too...
rmrfchik
QUOTE(neopes @ Sep 21 2005, 07:22 PM)
QUOTE(rmrfchik @ Sep 21 2005, 12:39 PM)
QUOTE(wowo123 @ Sep 21 2005, 03:02 PM)
Hi spaul,
I use the belkin-card with cacko-rom and it works fine. Unfortunately with pdaxrom it is not recognized and not working at all.  mad.gif
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cardmgr is your choice then.
ident card, vi /etc/bluetooth/bt-uart.conf, send patch to sashz.
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my CF Billionton isn't working too...
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cardmgr ident
vi /etc/bluetooth/bt-uart.conf
/etc/pcmcia/bluetooth stop; start
spaul
Had not checked this thread recently, thanks everyone
andrewwoods
I have ordered an ANYCOM card. I'll let you know how I get on.
Andrew
spaul
QUOTE(andrewwoods @ Sep 27 2005, 08:22 AM)
I have ordered an ANYCOM card. I'll let you know how I get on.
Andrew
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Good luck. I have serial cords for my 860 and old phone. I may hook them up in the meantime. Dillo on a 56k connectio iis still probably faster than what most verizon customers are getting on their EV-DO smartphones for big bucks / month. Eventually, I'd like to try EV-DO on verizon or sprint
ltrm
QUOTE(ltrm @ Sep 20 2005, 12:18 PM)
I've got the  Socket bluetooth card (the link is your's from above) and it works really well under Cacko.  I particularly like that it doesn't stick out from the Zaurus.

I can't remember if I tried it under PdaXrom last time I was running it but I'm going to give RC11 a go and I'll let you know how I get on.

One fly in the ointment though is that there are several revisions of this card which have different chipsets.  I think that mine is a rev E card, it's dated 2002.  Apparently not all the cards are as well supported.

ltrm.
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Just in case anyone is still interested, my Socket bluetooth card works a treat under pdaXrom, even better than under Cacko 1.22 actually.

ltrm.
spaul
Thanks LTRM,
From what I've been reading on other threads there are several revisions of the socket BT card. Do you have the most recent one.

I've been pleased with their wireless netowrk cards and the BT one supposedly also has the nice profile (not sticking out too much)
ltrm
QUOTE(spaul @ Sep 28 2005, 04:44 PM)
Thanks LTRM,
From what I've been reading on other threads there are several revisions of the socket BT card.  Do you have the most recent one.

I've been pleased with their wireless netowrk cards and the BT one supposedly also has the nice profile (not sticking out too much)
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I think that they go up to revision G, so mine can't be that new. I've tryed cardctl info and ident but they don't really shed much light. unsure.gif I think that some of the newer cards are having problems but mine has been peachy! biggrin.gif

With pdaXrom and this card I'm really starting to like bluetooth. I also have the Socket/Symbol WiFi card which is good but with bluetooth I don't have to worry about taking the card out of the PDA and even the small battary lasts.

Plus I can do more with bluetooth then I can with WiFi; GPRS, GPS, access point at home, keyboard, mouse, printer. (I think I maybe labouring this point a little but I'd never bothered with bluetooth till a few weeks ago tongue.gif )

ltrm
euroclie
QUOTE(ltrm @ Sep 28 2005, 06:27 PM)
I think that they go up to revision G, so mine can't be that new.  I've tryed cardctl info and ident but they don't really shed much light.  unsure.gif

Look at the back of the CF card, the last letter of the serial number is the revision of the hardware. I think that the last one is H, but from what I understand there's A-F on one side ("old" driver) and G+H on the other side (new serial driver)... I still have to make my G card work with Cacko on the 3k! wink.gif
zmiq2
hi euroclie,

my revG card works out-of-the-box on sl-c750-cacko. Very sweet piece of hardware!
Hrw
Socket Rev A-F use dtl1_cs driver, newer ones use serial_cs
conundrum
Verizon works at about 128, depending on the signal you're getting.

Also, there's a number you can dial into which will just use up your normal air time minutes, it's supposed to be for business customers. smile.gif
spaul
QUOTE(conundrum @ Oct 3 2005, 05:32 AM)
Verizon works at about 128, depending on the signal you're getting.

Also, there's a number you can dial into which will just use up your normal air time minutes, it's supposed to be for business customers. smile.gif
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Some of the Verizon EV-DO phones could in theory be hooked up to a Z using serial cables. Is the 128 a function of bluetooth. Seems slow for broadband. Thanks
takuan
socket cf cards work great. the latest rev. is K now and works out of the box.. very cool
zeigerpuppy
QUOTE(takuan @ Oct 5 2005, 02:44 PM)
socket cf cards work great. the latest rev. is K now and works out of the box.. very cool
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I have not been able to get my Revision K card working, does anyone have the right settings?
I am just setting up my 3100 and plan to put OZ on it,
however, want to get the card working first!
My setup is stock standard Zaurus 3100 with
bluez-zaurus 2.3-2.4.18d
blue-csr-serial 0.1

> cardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "Socket". "CF+ Personal Network Card Rev 2.5"
manfid 0x0104, 0x0096
function: 2 (serial)

> sdptool browse
Inquiring ...
Inquiry failed
decca
hi,

I am looking to purchase a bluetooth card and was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of the dlink DCF-650BT working with pdaXrom..

thanks

-decca
silencer51
I would also like to buy a BT card for use with pdaXrom. Is there a card that works for sure out of the box with pdaX?
andrewwoods
6 months on and I have got nowhere.

I bought an Anycom Cf-300 but it had the newer chipset (LS139) so would not work with pdaxrom.

I found drivers for it but they only work with the 2.6 kernel.

So, where to go next?

I have tried OZ 354 - that works fine with my card, but I there is no kopi, dillo or firefox.

I tried cacko 1.23 - again my card is recognised, but I don't have the applications I need.

What should I do? Can anybody suggest a card that I can buy new, in the UK, that will work with existing pdaxrom?

Or can I get the drivers from cacko or oz and recompile them for pdaxrom?

I understand that a pdaxrom port to 2.6 is not planned for the near future, so my original plan of waiting for the software to catch up with the hardware is failing.

Thanks!
Andrew
andrewwoods
I have upgraded to Beta2 and that includes the drivers for my card.

So I now have a working card and just need to get it connected.
dlj0
QUOTE(andrewwoods @ Mar 30 2006, 05:25 AM)
I have upgraded to Beta2 and that includes the drivers for my card.

So I now have a working card and just need to get it connected.
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Hmm. I wonder if that would work for my Belkin f8t020 as well.
obergix
http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Bluetooth_Card_Support should be the right place to check for compatible cards... (and to be updated wrt what you see missing)
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