Understanding Bluetooth

Lg electronics Optimus one
December 7, 2010 at 13:37:33
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Intel Duo e8400 / 2gb DDR 2
I've tried to connect my phone to my pc using bluetooth. I can connect it using the usb but I'd like to use the bluetooth becsuse once set up it should be easier (hopefully).

I used the windows xp tool to pair the phone (LG Optimus one) and pc (Win XP SP3 with bluetooth dongle) and they are paired just fine, but they won't connect. This is the part where I don't understand bluetooth. Why when I've paired the devices is there no way to get at the data on the phone? I've been to LG's website and there is no software except the phone update utility. I have that but all it does is update the phone to the latest firmware and dl the manual.

I think of Bluetooth as being like plugging in a USB cable except wireless. Why then is there no drive in my computer?

At the moment I just want to access the pictures / video on the phone and remove them. Please help.

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December 8, 2010 at 22:50:27
Adamantus10, you say the upgrade contained a manual. Consult it?
Ed in Texas.

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December 10, 2010 at 13:01:04
Thanks for the dicky reply but I have already looked at the manual. Plus it does not contain a full guide to bluetooth and windows in its 85 pages.

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December 10, 2010 at 15:27:42
Bluetooth on a mobile phone is generally used to link two mobile phones in close proximity to each other. It was never really meant to connect to a computer in the way you are doing.

To be able to use it for file transfer you will need software supplied by either the mobile phone manufacture or the manufacture of the bluetooth device on the computer.


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December 10, 2010 at 15:38:24
You need something like this on your PC to work with your blue tooth USB device:

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 10, 2010 at 15:47:49
I have not much experience with bluetooth but was under the impression it was a transfer medium to allow users to send/receive files etc from "paired" devices. I did not think it afforded "explorer" privileges to such paired devices.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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December 10, 2010 at 15:54:47
You mean this type of activity:

Apparently BlueSoleil can do more. I used it for a short while but do not use it any more. These are its claims:

What can BlueSoleil 7 do for you?

Transfer files to and from your mobile phone;

Call your contacts though Skype using a Bluetooth headset;

Wireless access to the Internet anywhere and anytime, even while on the move;

Listen to music stored on your computer using a Bluetooth wireless headset(of course, you must be within range of your computer);

Transfer pictures from your Bluetooth Digital Camera to your computer wirelessly and without all the hassles of having to make a cable connection;

Print a file using a Bluetooth printer(within range) without any cable connection;
Use a Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse with your computer;

Exchange or synchronize personal information, name cards, etc. with other Bluetooth enable devices, such as laptops, PDAs or mobile phones;

Support Windows multi-user;

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 10, 2010 at 16:07:46
I have used Bluesoil and it can most of the things you mention. Those that is couldn't were due to was a limitation of the phone and it wasn't a cheap on either. It was an HTC Smartphone.

I could transfer files via USB with no problem but not bluetooth.


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