Well I've had a fun evening with Bluetooth. How does anyone get it working??? I have 2 USB Bluetooth dongles and 4 laptops, 2 with built in bluetooth. One of the built ins I got to work but sadly that was my dads laptop so it will have to go back tomorrow.
The other built in laptop is from work and still won't connect to the BlueSMiRF.
I have a Sitecom CN500 that sort of works but send corrupt characters every other character and until just now the ABE UB22S USB dongle I have for use with the Lego NXT (Lego sell the UB22S) we have got our kids (
) for Christmas, installed and gave separate inbound and outbound ports, which was just bemusing.
I have just downloaded BlueSoleil 18.104.22.168 though and it works a treat. Apparently the ABE dongle I have is registered for use with it. The Sitecom dongle isn't so is restricted to 50Mbytes of file transfer.
So, with the BlueSoleil software installed I can send serial data through the BlueSmiRF to a 9600baud serial LCD module I made. Next I will up the baud rate and try comms to the CM-5. God knows if the Lego NXT will work with this setup though???
I never have had much luck with Hyperterminal so have been using the built in terminal program with BASCOM AVR and the free Terminal.exe application from Br@y++ V1.9b.
Your PPPC app would be interesting but I will have to run it over RS232 because although I have 3 IPAQs they have all been freebees without Bluetooth. It's worth a try though. I'll have to see if I can blag a Bluetooth one from work, which you would think would be easy as I work for HP but it ain't so........