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Old 01-17-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Utec over bluetooth.. i'll report back how it works.

The last time I researched a rs232-to-bluetooth solution they were going for about 120 dollars (ebay prices) ... Today I found one by iogear for 81 shipped.
http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GBS301
It's not the prettiest one ive seen, but it should do what I need it to do.




I'll report back how it works out.
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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I'd try to hack your car, but I hear it's got a good firewall...
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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I'd try to hack your car, but I hear it's got a good firewall...
no kidding! I think I will make use of the utec security PIN.
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:35 PM   #4
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That's pretty cool!
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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I'd try to hack your car, but I hear it's got a good firewall...
Haha, so if you lose to a UTEC-equipped car, you can just lean it out 3 points, add 10 deg of timing, turn knock threshold to 99 and run them again! I can see the haters doing this now


I think this is a good idea. This will be one less chord to have hanging from the car. Then again, I'm running the Tuna so that stub is too big to hang from the dash.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:39 AM   #6
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The last time I researched a rs232-to-bluetooth solution they were going for about 120 dollars (ebay prices) ... Today I found one by iogear for 81 shipped.
http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GBS301
It's not the prettiest one ive seen, but it should do what I need it to do.




I'll report back how it works out.
Yes, please let us know how it works. I also wanted to know hat software you are using. I am looking into using my Dell Axim X50V (running Windows Mobile 2003) as a means of pulling error codes, and using it to switch to valet mode and anti-theft mode. I am also hoping to find software that will display realtime data in lieu of gauges. Looking forward to your review.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:29 AM   #7
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This is a great idea, keep us posted.
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
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I tried with wireless parasitic TIC serial radios but could not get consistend data. Problem I had was that the UTEC just spits out data and does not use flow control so my radios were missing data. Hopefully you can find a way around this.........
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:45 PM   #9
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I tried with wireless parasitic TIC serial radios but could not get consistend data. Problem I had was that the UTEC just spits out data and does not use flow control so my radios were missing data. Hopefully you can find a way around this.........
Yes, lack of hardware flow control can be annoying so you have to compensate with a fast device. I was going to try what you did, good thing I waited, huh?
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:29 AM   #10
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:03 AM   #11
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sorry guys... i got this in the mail yesterday and i cant even get it to pair with my laptop or PDA. Stupid thing is pissing me off. I keep getting authorization error. As soon as i can get it to sync i'll test it on a cisco router I have sitting around then i'll try it in the car.
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:49 PM   #12
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:28 PM   #13
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Yup. I have tried all sorts of gadgets as it's a hobby, but nothing really does the trick. Data radios just dont like the lack of flow control.

I've also had a car PC in there, the whole shebang fitted in the double DIN slot, ITX motherboard, hard disk, PSU and a 7" 16x9 touch screen, but it's so small to be only useful as bling factor, not really practical. I've also tried PDA's.

Now I just plug in my laptop to a serial port I wired into the blank space by the hand brake and be done with it when I need UTEC access!

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Yes, lack of hardware flow control can be annoying so you have to compensate with a fast device. I was going to try what you did, good thing I waited, huh?
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:18 PM   #14
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This thing is going back. Not only have I not gotten it to work on ANY device, the thing REQUIRES external power!@#$? How stupid stupid is that!

The support line at iogear is a bigger bunch of cawkbags. They have no clue and force me to go through their troubleshoot script before they say "sorry, i need to send you to engineering" (who only works m-f pst 10am-5pm)

getting back to my first sentence,, yes, you heard me right! This bluetooth-to-serial adapter needs to be plugged in at ALL times!

Aaronwrx "So let me get this straight, people buy this thing so they dont have to have a serial cord attached to the device right? The convience of *not* having a cord is why people want this right?"

Support "I suppose so, it can be used for a number of purposes"

Aaronwrx "So if a person is wanting to get rid of the serial cable, why would they then want to have a power cord hooked up at ALL times?"

Support "The power cord only needs to be connected when you want to use the device, it can be unplugged other times."

Aaronwrx " "
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:09 AM   #15
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Now I just plug in my laptop to a serial port I wired into the blank space by the hand brake and be done with it when I need UTEC access!

G.
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