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Q: Installing Logitech Setpoint without Bluetooth Hub? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
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Subject: Installing Logitech Setpoint without Bluetooth Hub?
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: haralditt-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 14 Jul 2004 00:19 PDT
Expires: 13 Aug 2004 00:19 PDT
Question ID: 373861
I'll start with describing my hardware. It is at HP Compaq nx7010 with
built in bluetooh (bluteooth by hp) and a Logitech DiNovo bluetooth
desktop. (Mouse, Mediapad and Keyboard + Bluetooth Hub) I have the
desktop installed, using the internal bluetooth "device" on my HP
Compaq. This allows only the basic functions on the mouse, keyboard,
and most importantly the mediapad. It is installed as a HID-device (or
something) i believe. I refuse to install the Bluetooth Hub, as my
internal bluetooth is thousand times more practical than this big
lumpy thingy. However, logitech has made it impossible (for me
atleast) to install the setpoint software that was included, without
using this bluetooth hub. I have read at Logitechs website that they
know the hardware works with the internal bluetooth, by they donŠt
recommend it. So my question is: Is it possible, or has anyone made it
possible through "loopholes" (?), to install the setpoint software
without using the Logitech bluetooth hub. Or perhaps there is another
program that can replace the setpoint software (in essence, giving the
mediapad the functions it should have)

Request for Question Clarification by aht-ga on 14 Jul 2004 16:59 PDT
Haralditt-ga:

There is a very high likelihood that the Setup program for the
Setpoint software is simply checking for the presence of the Logitech
Bluetooth Hub prior to allowing you to install the software. One trick
that usually works in situations like this, is to try the following:

1. Plug in the Logitech USB Bluetooth Hub, and allow your OS to
install the necessary drivers for it (don't worry, it won't stay
plugged in for long!)

2. Start the Setpoint Setup program

3. Carefully go through the legalese parts of the program, and file
location questions, stop when you get the whichever step first asks
you to do anything specific to pairing the mouse or keyboard to the
Hub

4. Unplug the Hub (the OS will complain of course, but that's OK)

5. Now, pair the mouse and keyboard and media pad to your internal
Bluetooth instead of the Hub (this should be possibly since the Hub
didn't install a separate stack)

Please give this a try and let me know how it works out for you, so
that I may post a formal Answer incorporating this information in it.

Regards,

aht-ga
Google Answers Researcher

Request for Question Clarification by aht-ga on 14 Jul 2004 17:02 PDT
haralditt-ga:

In fact, I just found this post located in the Logitech Support
Forums, that seems to imply that the above method should work. Since
it doesn't mention specifically that the media pad is enabled through
this method, I will wait for your reply before posting an Answer.

Thanks,

aht-ga
Google Answers Researcher

Request for Question Clarification by aht-ga on 14 Jul 2004 17:02 PDT
Here's the post:

http://forums.logitech.com/pe/forums/displaypost.jsp?postID=10115641

Clarification of Question by haralditt-ga on 14 Jul 2004 22:43 PDT
Hi!
Looks really great, and I will try this as soon as I get home from
work. I did not dare to try to just install the hub before, as i was
sure it would install some bluetooth stack thing that would mess up my
settings :)
I will however try this, and get back to you!
Thanks so far :)

Request for Question Clarification by aht-ga on 16 Jul 2004 23:08 PDT
haralditt-ga:

Have you had the chance to try out the above? If so, how did it go?

Regards,

aht-ga
Google Answers Researcher

Request for Question Clarification by aht-ga on 21 Jul 2004 07:33 PDT
haralditt-ga:

Thought I'd check back with you again. Have you had the opportunity to
try out the above method for getting your DiNovo components fully
working?

Please let me know so that I can post the formal Answer to help close the question.

Regards,

aht-ga
Google Answers Researcher

Clarification of Question by haralditt-ga on 21 Jul 2004 10:19 PDT
Works great!
Thanks!
Answer  
Subject: Re: Installing Logitech Setpoint without Bluetooth Hub?
Answered By: aht-ga on 21 Jul 2004 10:50 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
haralditt-ga:

Thank you for confirming that the method I described above worked for
you. For the purposes of providing a formal Answer to help close this
question, please allow me to repeat the solution here:

1. Plug in the Logitech USB Bluetooth Hub, and allow your OS to
install the necessary drivers for it (don't worry, it won't stay
plugged in for long!)

2. Start the Setpoint Setup program

3. Carefully go through the legalese parts of the program, and file
location questions, stop when you get the whichever step first asks
you to do anything specific to pairing the mouse or keyboard to the
Hub

4. Unplug the Hub (the OS will complain of course, but that's OK)

5. Now, pair the mouse and keyboard and media pad to your internal
Bluetooth instead of the Hub (this should be possibly since the Hub
didn't install a separate stack)

Additional confirmation about this can be gleaned from the following
message thread found on the Logitech Support Forum website:

http://forums.logitech.com/pe/forums/displaypost.jsp?postID=10115641

I hope you can continue enjoying the use of your DiNovo set for a long while!

Regards,

aht-ga
Google Answers Researcher
haralditt-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

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