[WINDOWS] HOW-TO setup Sony PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control to work with XBMC - Printable Version
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- boxterduke - 2009-10-05 15:16
So I finally was able to get my remote paired with my Windows XP PC.
For the longest time I was not able to pair it at all, there was no option to select pairing with no pairing code.
I had sometime this past Sunday and spent a few hours researching. Turns out that Windows XP just like Vista has the option to pair without a code.
The issue is that Bluetooth support came with Windows XP SP2 and only supported a few Bluetooth adapters.
If yours is not one of the supported then XP won't see it and you will have to install the software that came with your USB adapter.
The two famous ones that I saw while researching are Widcomm and BlueSoleil. I had Wincomm with my Belkin USB adapter.
These software don't give an option to pair with no code and when they are installed they take over the Windows Bluetooth stack and you won't get the Windows wizard that gives the option to pair with no code. That is why you see some people able to pair with XP and some won't. It all depends on the adapter that you have.
Now to get on with it:
1- If you have already installed the software that came with your adapater and are not able to pair with no code then first go to device manager and then look for your adapter. Follow the steps here to get the Hardware ID for your adapter.
Get the Hardware ID for your adapter and then add it to the bth.inf file.
2- Once you are done with that, remove your adapter from the USB port and then uninsall the software that came with your adapter, once you do that it will remove all the instances of drivers as well (tested with Widcomm)
3- Turn of your PC and then plug the adapter and then start it up again. Once in Windows again it should automatically install the drivers for your adapter since it is in the list in the bth.inf and the Bluetooth Options should show in Control Panel.
4- Now when you try to pair, the Windows wizard will start and you will have the option to pair with no code.
- sIRwa2 - 2009-10-08 12:11
Tnx for your time and help, i hope this is useful for people that have the same problem, although i have not encountered many, you are probably one of the few that have a bluetooth dongle with limited support/ bad drivers/ bad software..
so i hope your instructions will help them, or buy a normal dongle.. they are not that expensive nowadays
- irresponsiblkid - 2009-10-09 10:30
just got this installed and running today BEST EVER
is there a way to make the ps3 remote wake/hibernate the htpc?
- wierd0n3 - 2009-10-09 21:03
boxterduke Wrote:The issue is that Bluetooth support came with Windows XP SP2 and only supported a few Bluetooth adapters.
You dont really have to install 3rd party software to get your BT dongle to work.
Just add a line into bth.inf that identifies your device, and your fine 90% of the time.
you will find bth.inf in c:\windows\inf and on line 104 you will find the part labeled '[Microsoft.NT.5.1]'
below it, copy the line that appears and paste it into a new document. change the description to a unique one that fits your adapter
goto device manager and find the question mark device that is your BT adapter. right-click to properties and select details. Highlight the text in the white box and ctrl+c.
paste text into a window and find the vid and pid and swap it into your custom line. (should be right next to each other in the string)
paste custom line into bth.inf, remove and reinsert BT dongle, and update driver, letting windows choose the best one.
- xexe - 2009-10-12 17:13
Any update on autodisconnect/battery saving etc
I can't access the site... - jcnz2000 - 2009-11-09 15:43
Can someone tell me where to download this app cos Bens/Cheetahs link doesnt seem to be working anymore. Or if someone is really nice they could email me the app or upload it somewhere?
- brian_M - 2009-11-09 17:55
- brian_M - 2009-11-09 18:00
cheetah05 has not been on here for some time - so i suspect that development has ended for this nice little app .. his web page is gone but GIYF and the app is still online as i posted above ..
I have not tried it - but I believe the battery issue still remains ...
- xexe - 2009-11-09 18:53
This tool really is excellent but as posted above batterys just die since BT never turns off making it a very expensive option.
Such as shame. One feature away from making it a very slick solution.
- sIRwa2 - 2009-11-10 15:53
Hm im sad to hear Ben has left the building.. tnx for providing an alternate download link.. as the requestor of the this app i feel sorry, i really hoped it would be finished and fully working.. the battery drain is the only real short coming it has.. i use this app almost every day..
Maybe there is an other programmer that wants to take ben's place and finish it.. as i don't have any programming skills..
to be continued..