Connecting SolidSync Network/Bluetooth GPS to Windows XP SP3 on a Lenovo Thinkpad

Thank you for using SolidSync Network/Bluetooth GPS, the quick and easy way to get location data over Bluetooth and TCP/IP from an Android mobile device running Android 2.0 or higher. This guide walks through the steps necessary to connect Network/Bluetooth GPS to a Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows XP SP3.

The steps below were performed using a Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows XP SP3: this uses a specific Bluetooth driver implementation. You can verify you have a compatible system by opening the Device Manager: click the Start button, select the Run menu item, then type devmgmt.msc to open the Device Manager. The device manager will show a tree of device classes: expand the Bluetooth Devices option as shown in Figure 1 below. There should be a tree item with a name that starts with Thinkpad Bluetooth or something similar.

Figure 1: Lenovo Thinkpad Bluetooth devices information.

If you are using a different version, the menus and screens may be different from what is shown below.


Tap the Network/Bluetooth GPS icon on the phone to start the application. If this is the first time the application has been started, the app will appear as shown in Figure 2 below. After reading through the help file, tap the OK button.

Figure 2: initial startup screen

Tap the service Start button to start the GPS service, as shown in Figure 3 below.

Figure 3: GPS service started

Tap the Bluetooth Start button to start the Bluetooth service, as shown in Figure 4 below.

Figure 4: Bluetooth service started

Tap the Menu button to open the application menu as shown in Figure 5 below.

Figure 5: application menu

Tap the Make Device Discoverable menu item as shown in Figure 6 below.

Figure 6: make device discoverable menu item

A confirmation request will pop up as shown in Figure 7 below.

Figure 7: confirmation request to make device discoverable

Tap OK to confirm the request: an indication will show up as in Figure 8 below.

Figure 8: device discoverable confirmation message

On the Thinkpad, double click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray to open up the My Bluetooth Places explorer window as shown in Figure 9 below.

Figure 9: My Bluetooth Places explorer window

Click on the View devices in range link on the left of the window to start a search for the handset as shown in Figure 10 below. This will show all devices in range, including the now discoverable phone.

Figure 10: Bluetooth devices in range

Double-click on the phone and a Bluetooth security dialog will open up as shown in Figure 11 below.

Figure 11: Bluetooth security setup

On the phone, a notification will appear to indicate that a pairing request was received, as shown in Figure 12 below.

Figure 12: pairing request received on phone

Tap the pairing request notification and you will be prompted to confirm or deny the request as shown in Figure 13 below.

Figure 13: confirm pairing request

Once you confirm the request, a pairing success dialog will appear on the Thinkpad as shown in Figure 14 below.

Figure 14: pairing success dialog

Immediately after the pairing success dialog the services selection dialog will appear as shown in Figure 15 below.

Figure 15: Bluetooth service selection

Click the Generic service option then click the Next button to complete the basic setup process: this will show the completion page as seen in Figure 16 below.

Figure 16: Bluetooth setup completion page

The My Bluetooth Places window will show that the service is setup, as shown in Figure 17 below.

Figure 17: configured service

Double click to connect the service: the app will indicate that the connection is in place, as shown in Figure 18 below.

Figure 18: connected!.

To configure the right click on the service entry in Figure 17 above and select the Properties menu item to open the Properties dialog as shown in Figure 19 below.

Figure 19: properties menu

You can now change the port selection or rename the connection. Press the OK button after making the desired changes.

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