Since yesterday evening I have been trying to get Internet connection sharing happening between my new brand HTC Touch HD, and me brand new Dell Precision M4400 running Windows 7 RC.
as could be expected, there were some issues. In fact, I still haven’t managed to get it working, but I am 1 step closer to a solution. The first and most overriding problem was that the device drivers on my DELL weren’t working properly. A quick google search and a few clicks later, and I found this discussion on notebookreview.com from someone having the same problem as me with their M6400.
So I tried it, and sure enough it worked. I decided to do the right thing by the community and reply to the thread, thanking them and adding the DELL M4400 to the list of laptops that it works with, as well as adding a link to the right driver downloads for the M4400, but alas, even after registering with the website, it appears as though I don’t have the necessary privileges to reply to the forum. So I will disseminate the information here on my blog.
So if you have a DELL Precision M4400 and are trying to get your bluetooth to work, you need to
- Download these drivers from DELL
- Open the folder where the downloaded executable resides
- Right Click and select “Troubleshoot Compatibility”
- Select “Troubleshoot Program”
- Select “The Program worked in earlier versions of windows, but won’t install or run now” and Click “Next”
- Select “Windows Vista” from the top of the list and select “Next”
- Click “Start the Program”
At this point the bluetooth drivers should install no problems.
I have now successfully created a bluetooth connection between my phone and my PC, and can happily use some of the bluetooth networking features. Unfortunately, Active Sync doesn’t quite seem to connect properly over bluetooth, I think it’s a problem with “Windows Mobile Device Center” on Windows 7 RC, and of course I still haven’t been able to get Internet connection sharing working. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.