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  1. #1
    James Lawrence
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    Hi.

    I'm just thinking about whether or not to invest in a USB dongle/adapter for
    use with my Nokia 7610 and Nokia PC Suite.

    I currently use the USB cable that was supplied with the phone, however the
    convenience of the bluetooth sounds good, so you don't have to keep
    plugging/unplugging the phone (lazy I know!).

    Can anyone give me some sort of idea of a speed comparison for transferring
    files, as a friend of mine seems to think that the bluetooth is slower.

    Also, has anyone had any problems/compatabiity issues with bluetooth that I
    should avoid, and can anyone reccommend a good adapter to me? Does the
    coverage range vary between adapters? Most I have seen quote 10 metres,
    although I have seen one quote a figure of 25 metres.

    Thanks very much,
    James.





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  2. #2
    Julie Ruin
    Guest

    Re: Speed of Bluetooth Adapter verses USB Cable?

    Bluetooth is slower. Your friend is correct. Sorry I don't have exact
    numbers but I can tell you it's not by much. If you are interested I am
    certain that a search in Google.com will yield an answer.

    Belkin seems to be a good reliable brand. As long as you get a recent model
    Bluetooth dongle from a reputable manufacturer you should be fine.

    You will find some great deals on eBay. I would recommend getting a
    second-hand one from eBay because the new ones that sell for low prices are
    either some off-brand type or old discontinued ones that happen to be in
    their original shrink-wrapped box.

    Something like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5730519602
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5731284610


    -julie



    "James Lawrence" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi.
    >
    > I'm just thinking about whether or not to invest in a USB dongle/adapter
    > for use with my Nokia 7610 and Nokia PC Suite.
    >
    > I currently use the USB cable that was supplied with the phone, however
    > the convenience of the bluetooth sounds good, so you don't have to keep
    > plugging/unplugging the phone (lazy I know!).
    >
    > Can anyone give me some sort of idea of a speed comparison for
    > transferring files, as a friend of mine seems to think that the bluetooth
    > is slower.
    >
    > Also, has anyone had any problems/compatabiity issues with bluetooth that
    > I should avoid, and can anyone reccommend a good adapter to me? Does the
    > coverage range vary between adapters? Most I have seen quote 10 metres,
    > although I have seen one quote a figure of 25 metres.
    >
    > Thanks very much,
    > James.
    >






  3. #3
    Bob T
    Guest

    Re: Speed of Bluetooth Adapter verses USB Cable?

    I have a 7610, and use Bluetooth at work, and the cable at home. The cable
    is much more convenient, particularly as there is a problem with PC-Suite
    and Bluetooth on the 7610, which means you have to pair the devices every
    time you reboot your PC. That takes much longer than plugging the cable in.

    I am thinking of buying anther cable and forgetting the Bluetooth.


    "James Lawrence" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi.
    >
    > I'm just thinking about whether or not to invest in a USB dongle/adapter

    for
    > use with my Nokia 7610 and Nokia PC Suite.
    >
    > I currently use the USB cable that was supplied with the phone, however

    the
    > convenience of the bluetooth sounds good, so you don't have to keep
    > plugging/unplugging the phone (lazy I know!).
    >
    > Can anyone give me some sort of idea of a speed comparison for

    transferring
    > files, as a friend of mine seems to think that the bluetooth is slower.
    >
    > Also, has anyone had any problems/compatabiity issues with bluetooth that

    I
    > should avoid, and can anyone reccommend a good adapter to me? Does the
    > coverage range vary between adapters? Most I have seen quote 10 metres,
    > although I have seen one quote a figure of 25 metres.
    >
    > Thanks very much,
    > James.
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Jack Ouzzi
    Guest

    Re: Speed of Bluetooth Adapter verses USB Cable?

    On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 20:28:03 -0800, "Julie Ruin"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Bluetooth is slower.


    Interesting ..... so presumably this would apply to handheld PC's as
    well (Palm) ?

    >Your friend is correct. Sorry I don't have exact
    >numbers but I can tell you it's not by much. If you are interested I am
    >certain that a search in Google.com will yield an answer.
    >






  5. #5
    Si
    Guest

    Re: Speed of Bluetooth Adapter verses USB Cable?


    "James Lawrence" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi.
    >
    > I'm just thinking about whether or not to invest in a USB dongle/adapter
    > for use with my Nokia 7610 and Nokia PC Suite.


    > Also, has anyone had any problems/compatabiity issues with bluetooth that
    > I should avoid, and can anyone reccommend a good adapter to me? Does the
    > coverage range vary between adapters? Most I have seen quote 10 metres,
    > although I have seen one quote a figure of 25 metres.
    >
    > Thanks very much,
    > James.
    >


    Apparently, the phone is only capable of 10 metres, so it won't matter how
    far the dongle will transmit.

    Si.





  6. #6
    James Lawrence
    Guest

    Re: Speed of Bluetooth Adapter verses USB Cable?

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Interesting to find out the phone only has a range of 10 metres irrespective
    of the type of dongle, and most of all the fact that I'd have to pair the
    phone up after every reboot. That certainly outweighs the advantages of
    using the Bluetooth connection for me, combined with the fact that it's
    slightly slower anyway.

    Think I'll stick to the USB connection for now (or at least until they fix
    the pair after every reboot problem, if they ever manage to).

    Thanks again for the advice,
    James.





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