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  1. #1
    bill skipton
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    Three or four years ago I had a nokia. Bought a Data Suite (software +
    cable) connected it to my computer, used it to dial my ISP, download
    my emails, read newsgroups - transfer contact lists, etc. All without
    any problems. Just as I would expect it to be. NOW I have a motorola.
    Now I have problems. Sometimes connection via the datacable works,
    most times it doesn't. The data cable came without software (OK -
    could have read the box, but I was blinded by how easy it had all been
    with the Nokia) so I had to buy that separately. Eventually I bought a
    Belkin Bluetooth adaptor - but it still doesn't get any better. One
    day it works and the next the phone says bluetooth link not attached
    (or something like that). So reload everything all over and it may
    work, or I may get a message saying Wrong License Type (the Belkin BT
    software isn't licensed, so whats it talking about?).
    Seems to me the best way to solve these problens is to go back to
    Nokia - can you convince me any other way????
    Incidently, since the Belkin comes with software, why doesn't the
    motorola datacable? I appreciate that some people might already have
    software, but it seems like they are saving the fifty pence it would
    cost to include a disk so that they can charge you twenty quid for
    it!!!



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  2. #2
    Pat
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    Re: motorola = trouble


    "bill skipton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Three or four years ago I had a nokia. Bought a Data Suite (software +
    ><SNIP>> Now I have problems. <SNIP>> Incidently, since the Belkin comes with software,
    >why doesn't the
    > motorola datacable?


    I am guessing that SP2 might be the be the main problem. I am finding that you have to
    dump the Belkin stuff to get stability.
    I think that you can choose to buy data cable with or without CD.
    Pat.




  3. #3
    Tony Clark
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    Re: motorola = trouble


    "bill skipton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Three or four years ago I had a nokia. Bought a Data Suite (software +
    > cable) connected it to my computer, used it to dial my ISP, download
    > my emails, read newsgroups - transfer contact lists, etc. All without
    > any problems. Just as I would expect it to be. NOW I have a motorola.
    > Now I have problems. Sometimes connection via the datacable works,
    > most times it doesn't. The data cable came without software (OK -
    > could have read the box, but I was blinded by how easy it had all been
    > with the Nokia) so I had to buy that separately. Eventually I bought a
    > Belkin Bluetooth adaptor - but it still doesn't get any better. One
    > day it works and the next the phone says bluetooth link not attached
    > (or something like that). So reload everything all over and it may
    > work, or I may get a message saying Wrong License Type (the Belkin BT
    > software isn't licensed, so whats it talking about?).
    > Seems to me the best way to solve these problens is to go back to
    > Nokia - can you convince me any other way????
    > Incidently, since the Belkin comes with software, why doesn't the
    > motorola datacable? I appreciate that some people might already have
    > software, but it seems like they are saving the fifty pence it would
    > cost to include a disk so that they can charge you twenty quid for
    > it!!!


    The Belkin and Motorola V551 work just fine on my Win XP box with SP2. I did
    have some trouble the other day when I rebooted and Windows decided to load
    the XP drivers over the Belkin drivers but once I got that straightened out
    everything works fine.

    By the way, the Belkin SW is licensed. It's based on the Widcomm BT stack
    and if you don't have the proper BT adapter attached it won't work. Not sure
    why your getting the Wrong License Type message but it sounds like conflicts
    with the Win Drivers for Bluetooth.

    For what it's worth, no Nokia that I ever had came with a data cable. I
    don't like that Moto charges separately for the sync software but I suppose
    it's to help keep cost down. The Belkin requires SW to work (drivers and all
    that you know?) whereas the Motorola doesn't really "require" the software
    to work as a phone and nothing extra is required for the phone to use
    Bluetooth.

    Cheers
    TC





  4. #4
    bunny
    Guest

    Re: motorola = trouble

    Sounds like the problem is the computer/software, not the phone.

    FYI - hook up a motorola to a Mac, no extra software required, really does
    work "plug and play"........






  5. #5
    Pat
    Guest

    Re: motorola = trouble

    I ran the Belkin drivers under XP SP2 for a couple of days but found the system a bit
    unstable so I recently changed to the built in drivers that XP SP2 is so desperate to
    install. Probably paranoia, but I felt that they would sneak back in and cause a conflict
    at every opportunity such as security updates and repair installs etc!
    I suspect that folk who bought cheap CD-less dongles off a market stall probably wonder
    why others are having a problem!
    >
    > The Belkin and Motorola V551 work just fine on my Win XP box with SP2. I did have some
    > trouble the other day when I rebooted and Windows decided to load the XP drivers over
    > the Belkin drivers but once I got that straightened out everything works fine.
    >
    > Cheers
    > TC
    >
    >





  6. #6
    bill skipton
    Guest

    Re: motorola = trouble

    On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 18:03:36 GMT, bunny <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sounds like the problem is the computer/software, not the phone.
    >
    >FYI - hook up a motorola to a Mac, no extra software required, really does
    >work "plug and play"........
    >
    >


    It's probably cheaper to buy a Nokia than to buy an apple.
    Seriously, though, is it such a big deal to expect something as simple
    as linking a phone to a PC to be so buggy????
    Bill



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