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I am trying to get my headset to work with msn messenger under vista. I have got the bluetooth connection, however I can get it to workI also have a Belkin FST060 and it is connected to my Windows XP SP3 through a Belkin USB, however it doesn't see any services. Not sure how to fix this. I want to use it with Skype on my system.

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1) Buy a Bluetooth version 1.1 or version 1.2 dongle with Class 1 reach ("up to 100 meters"). The brand of the dongle is not important (as long as it is not Sony Vaio!), but it is very important to check the specs of the dongle to make sure it supports "headset" services. You should go for Bluetooth version 1.2 if possible, as it has better headset support and is less susceptible to WLAN interference.
My dongle uses the Widcomm drivers and as far as I know, all Widcom drivers from version 1.4.2.10 and up support headsets. Alternative drivers are from BlueSoleil, but I don't know much about them (search the Forum for tips on BlueSoleil!).

2) Download latest drivers for the dongle from the producers' website (if avaliable).

3) Make an XP back-up point (just to be sure).

4) Install the dongle using the latest drivers for your dongle according to the manual and then reboot. In most cases, Bluetooth is NOT working correctly now - the Widcomm Bluetooth "B" icon in the system tray (lower right of your screen) is red. You might also see a white and light blue "B" icon, but that is the Microsoft Bluetooth (bad!).
F8t060xhdst conectivety to PC issuse - non_ms_bt.gif This is how your Bluetooth icon should look when you have completed the steps below - compare with the MS Bluetooth icon:
ms_bt.gif This is the Microsoft Bluetooth icon - follow the steps below to disablF8t060xhdst conectivety to PC issuse - non_ms_bt_red.gifc="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/non_ms_bt_red.gif" alt="non_ms_bt_red.gif" class="h_mi" /> The Widcomm Bluetooth icon is red when the Widcomm driver needs a manual update (follow the steps below).

Added note September 2005: Many Bluetooth dongle producers are now aware of the troubles with Microsoft drivers and have added functions in the drivers that do automatically disable the MS BT drivers, so you might be lucky that everything works fine (white non-MS BT icon) right after installing the drivers. If not continue to the next step!

5) Go through "Start" > "Settings" > "Control Panel" > "System" > "Hardware" > "Device manager" and then expand "Bluetooth devices". You will most probably see two different Bluetooth drivers - one from Microsoft and a "Generic" or "CSR" (or other) driver.

6) Disable the Microsoft driver - DO NOT remove! This is the problem with XP SP2 - Microsoft Bluetooth drivers will allways be installed and will override Widcomm drivers, but they have no support for headsets! If you remove the driver, it will reinstall again if/when the dongle is reconnected, so do only disable. Hopefully one day soon MS drivers will support and work with headsets and the Bluetooth headsets will finally just be "plug and play"...
An ALTERNATIVE step 6 (more complicated but technically better) is posted by Kevoh92 in this thread: http://forum.skype.com/viewtopic.php?t=14646[/i]

7) Right-click on the "non-MS" Bluetooth driver and choose "Update driver...". Click along in order to get to where you can manually select the driver for your dongle (the "Have disk..." option). Point to the file called "btwusb.inf" on CD or in downladed driver files and update with this driver. Reboot only if necessary. Bluetooth "B" icon in your system tray should be white now - if that is the case, then non-MS Bluetoth is now woF8t060xhdst conectivety to PC issuse - non_ms_bt.gif PC and you're half-way through!
non_ms_bt.gif This is how your Bluetooth icon should look - now you're ready to play! :wink:

Note: The Microsoft Bluetooth icon will always remain visible in the control panel (root directory), but that is no problem!

8 ) Activate Bluetooth on your PC and pair with your headset according to the manual (quite simple but it takes a few steps). Experience shows that it is a good idea not to activate the "audio gateway" profile, but only the "headset" profile. If you know that you need other profiles for e.g. file sharing over BT or other stuff, then do activate those profiles, but keeping it to a minimum will surely minimize the risk of setup errors!

9) Close Skype completely, restart Skype and then choose "Bluetooth Audio" as sound input and output in Skype.

10) Connect your headset from the PC (Right-click on BT icon on the lower right of the screen, choose "Fast connection" > "Headset" and then choose your headset). Receive the incoming call on the headset itself (press "accept call" button when you hear a repeating sound in the headset). If the Bluetooth "B" in the system tray goes green, you're nearly there! Your headset is now in "call" mode so it does consume battery at the highest rate (my Logitech still has power for 6 hours in this state). All audio on your PC now goes through the headset.

11) Make a test call to Skype profile "echo123" and do a test recording.

12) If your hear audio and your own recorded testcall, you're done!

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Apr 23, 2009

    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST DRIVERS INSTALLED than:
    Pair your headset with your computer.
    This depends on both the bluetooth driver and the headset. On your
    computer, if you right click on the bluetooth icon in the system
    tray, you should have an option like 'Add device' or 'Bluetooth
    Configuration Wizard.' It will probably give you the option to choose
    the device you want to use or choose the service you want to use. You
    should be prompted to have your computer search for the new device. At
    that point put your headset into pairing mode--you'll have to check
    your manual or online for how to do this, it's generally holding down
    some combination of buttons to make the light change color / flash
    differently. When the computer recognizes the headset in pairing mode,
    it may ask you to type in a passkey. This is a four digit number and
    again, you may have to check your manual--it'll be the same as it was
    to pair the headset with your phone, and is generally 0000 or 1234.

    3. Make the headset your Skype audio device.

    Once you're paired, the white bluetooth logo in the system tray will
    change color to green. The bluetooth headset should then be one of the
    devices you can choose in the Sound and Audio devices in Control Panel
    and in Skype. in the skype client select Tools -> Options ->
    Sound Devices, and choose the “Bluetooth Audio” for both audio in and
    audio out.

    4. Skype away.

    Before you make any calls you might want to call the Skype Testing
    Service (echo123) to confirm your audio is working properly, and adjust
    your volumes if necessary (you'll be able to control the volume within
    the Skype client and probably on your headset as well).

    These are meant to be general instructions--you can see other peoples' attempts here and here.
    When you’re doing this, keep in mind that when you're paired and the
    bluetooth icon is green, your bluetooth headset will be drawing power
    like you're talking whether you're talking or not. You can unpair it
    manually when you're not talking, but if you receive a call you won’t
    have much time to pair it back before answering. The .audio 910
    headset’s software recognizes when Skype calls start and stop and
    appropriately puts the headset in standby mode, thereby conserving
    battery life. But if you don’t want to shell out for a new headset when
    you have a perfectly good one, teaching it to work with Skype is a cool
    new trick.



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16480.gif 4. Now click the "Tools" option in the menu bar and select the “Audio and Video Setup” option.

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5. Click “Next to begin the setup process.
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6. In the “Speaker Setup” window, select the output device you would like to use with the messenger application. This step is specific to speakers or headphones. If your speakers or headphones are USB devices and connected to your computer, select the device by using the drop down menu provided. If your speakers or headphones are connected to your soundcard, the device listed will be the make or model of your soundcard device.
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    Fig 1

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    Fig 2

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    Fig 3

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    Fig 4

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    Fig 5

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    Fig 6

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16481.gif
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3172_msnad03.jpg


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