Previously I asked the wrong question: how to transfer files between Win7. I need to test initially at almost a hardware level. So far I've got: the Win7 netbook sees other BTs in a shopping center. When I plug the dongle into the Win7 netbook, the dongle's LED flashes, but Win7 doesn't indicate that the dongle is plugged. Perhaps the dongle needs different drivers than the netbooks native BT. Perhaps the netbook can't drive 2 BT's together. Here's some log results, from my slak-PC with the dongle plugged-in:------- -> lsusb == ... Bus 003 Device 039: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) --> lsmod == ... btusb 11456 0 bluetooth 54020 1 btusb -> hciconfig hci0 reset --> hcitool dev == Devices: hci0 00:15:83:15:A3:10 -> hcitool scan == Scanning ... <- times out --> hcitool inq Inquiring ... <- times out ------------------------------------------------ -> dmesg | tail == EXT3-fs: recovery complete. EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.11 Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized <-- *!! Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.10 Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3 Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast Bridge firewalling registered ==> enable Win7-BT == no effect on slak -> hciconfig features == hci0: Type: USB BD Address: 00:15:83:15:A3:10 ACL MTU: 339:8 SCO MTU: 128:2 UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN RX bytes:1136 acl:0 sco:0 events:32 errors:0 TX bytes:349 acl:0 sco:0 commands:25 errors:0 -> hciconfig piscan == same output -> hciconfig hci0 reset == na --> hcitool dev == Devices: hci0 00:15:83:15:A3:10 -> hidd --connect 00:15:83:15:A3:10 == delay & Can't get device information: No route to host -> hciconfig up == hci0: Type: USB BD Address: 00:15:83:15:A3:10 ACL MTU: 339:8 SCO MTU: 128:2 UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN RX bytes:3396 acl:0 sco:0 events:96 errors:0 TX bytes:1047 acl:0 sco:0 commands:75 errors:0 -> hciconfig auth == same output ====> except that unplugging dongle == no 'return text'. Making a comparison with a dial-up modem: we need to FIRST establish that RS232 is communicating and that AT-chars are being received and are correct, before we think about the type of ISP authorisation. So, since the Win7 is know to receieve, if I could test ONLY the transmission by the Slak-BT-dongle that would be the first step. Is 00:15:83:15:A3:10, IP6 or what? Do these logs indicate anything usefull? How should I proceed? == TIA.