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Internet and Bluetooth Problems

Hi, I have a Dell Axim X5 and i have been trying to get through internet all week. So i tried connecting through Bluetooth, which i have an icon of but every time i click it it says "There is no Bluetooth hardware installed on this device". Could you please help me with that, and if you can't could you please help me with connecting with the internet? I would appreciate the help. Thanks!

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The issue you have is that the Axim does not have any built in connectivity for networking. In order for the Bluetooth to connect you, you would have to first pair the Axim to a Bluetooth enabled phone that can support Internet connections. Bluetooth on its own can't connect to the Internet, it is a protocol to link devices together.
The easier way would be to buy a wireless 802.11 compact flash card that will support PocketPC and then use a wireless access point to connect to the Internet.

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