Thanks for the easy to use software! I used it even though I messed with Hyperterminal first -- something about old school hyper terminal makes it cool and nostalgic.
Either way, I wanted to post something that I ran into that prevented me from actually connecting to the serial port or even seeing it in the GCS dropdown after configuring bluetooth. I couldn't find this issue anywhere in the Wiki or in the forums, so I'll post it here just in case someone runs into it.
My bluetooth on Win XP laptop recognized the bluetooth modem just fine and connected to it with no problem, but I didn't see the serial port in the dropdown inside GCS. After poking around in "Bluetooth Devices" I clicked on Properties of the modem that I named "OpenPilot", and under the services tab I noticed that "Serial Port (SPP) 'Dev B'" was not checked. When I tried checking it, I got an error message saying "Access is Denied".
After googling, I found that the windows Bluetooth Support Service simply needs to be given elevated credentials and restarted in order to enable this.
Quick instructions on how to fix that:
Change Bluetooth Service Log On Credentials.
1. Control Panel > Admin Tools > Services.
2. Bluetooth Support Service > Properties.
3. Select the "Log On" tab
4. Instead of "This Account", select Log on as: "Local System Account" > PopUp > OK.
5. General Tab > Service Status : STOP then START.
You should then be able to enable Serial Port (SPP) 'Dev B' in bluetooth properties after which windows will install a driver and a new serial option will appear in GCS connections dropdown.
Hope this saves someone time one day. Btw, the bluetooth module I'm using is this one here from goodluckbuy: http://www.goodluckb...tate-pin-1.html
Edited by ov3rmind, 16 December 2011 - 05:33 AM.