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  • stipus
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    The bluetooth connector has been able to compute RSSI, but unfortunately it was based on a bluetooth library that is now unsupported.

    It's very difficult to find a dongle and bluetooth stack that is compatible with this library on modern computers. In a word, I don't think it's possible to install the bluetooth connector anymore.

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  • rsisson
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    Hum....
    I wanted to use Bluetooth for Proximity, by putting a simple dongle in several computers.

    When I read that Signal Strength wasn't supported, I double checked, I think it is...

    https://blog.bluetooth.com/proximity-and-rssi

    Maybe that is an OLD post, but it sure looks like what a lot of us want...

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  • collegeboyslive
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    all i know is thats what i have to do to get it to even see then phone after its initally set up

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  • stipus
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    I don't understand why the Network part should go last.

    The plugin is using the HomeSeer API to read the .INI files, and at the time I tested the plugin, the HomeSeer API worked fine to read ini sections, and didn't behave in a different way if a section was first or last.

    I'm going to have a deeper look...

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  • stipus
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    Originally posted by collegeboyslive View Post
    im sorry if you feel im attacking, i just feel that if i purchase something and its buggy or isnt working right some sort of support is expected.
    So do I.... I purchased the Franson Bluetools library to build this plugin, and I can't get support anymore.

    I'm going to have a look at your .ini file problem

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  • collegeboyslive
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    Let me tell you the bug while your around:

    when you add a device as you know in the config file the NETWORK part shoudl go last:

    BtName=Vaynes's iPhone
    PollMethod=AutoDiscovery
    PollDelay=30
    PollServiceNumber=1
    HsDevice=r2
    HsConfig0=1,Device Detected,@(Network0)>=0
    HsConfig1=0,Device Away,true
    HsConfig2=
    LostConfirm=3
    [Network0]
    ComputerSid=S-1-5-21-3191568xxxxxx02-1907614678-1753033120
    Enabled=True
    AutoDiscovery=True
    AutoDiscoveryInterval=30
    [Settings]
    Debug=False



    as shown here. however, what will often happen when adding a device using yoru interface it wil add the device AFTER the network like this


    [Network0]
    ComputerSid=S-1-5-21-3191xxxxxx-1907614678-1753033120
    Enabled=True
    AutoDiscovery=True
    AutoDiscoveryInterval=30
    [Settings]
    Debug=False
    [Device3]
    BtName=Vaynes's iPhone
    PollMethod=AutoDiscovery
    PollDelay=30
    PollServiceNumber=1
    HsDevice=r2
    HsConfig0=1,Device Detected,@(Network0)>=0
    HsConfig1=0,Device Away,true
    HsConfig2=
    LostConfirm=3


    when your system sees [Network] it assumes all the devices are there and stops looking, thus any devices after that are never detected.

    so each time i add a device i then have to go into the config file and move it back ABOVE the [network] line for it to even try to work

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  • collegeboyslive
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    well 1st, welcome back to your forum, i see posts from over 6 months ago asking for help, myself over a year ago. i even posted a bug on the system where its incorrectly writing the data file wrong and heard nothing. i used it but if i add more than 2 phones to it ( as i wanted to add friends who vist so the system wil greet them by name ) it just hangs.
    im sorry if you feel im attacking, i just feel that if i purchase something and its buggy or isnt working right some sort of support is expected.

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  • stipus
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    Signal strength doesn't work with recent bluetooth stacks.
    As far as I know, all other features do work.

    AND

    There is a 30-day trial period.

    AND

    Many users are happy with this plugin.

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  • collegeboyslive
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    ok, then WHY are you still selling it in the homeseer app store? for $30 ??? if you know it dosnt work and the drivers are outdated, dont you owe it to the community to either fix and update it or remove it? so people don't buy it then feel they are ripped off when it dosnt work?

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  • stipus
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    You are right.

    The plugin uses a Bluetooth library that is not supported anymore.
    And as a matter of fact, bluetooth signal strength is not supported anymore by modern Bluetooth stacks.

    It was only supported by the Widcomm stack in 2005 when I coded the plugin.

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  • collegeboyslive
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    i think the programmer has walked away from this thing and left it to its own devices and as such most people have left it to goto more supported products

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  • loowee
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    Anyone ?

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  • loowee
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    Hey guys !

    I tought I had the RSSI value going but its not the case. I am using a IOGEAR bt micro dongle which uses a Widcomm driver ( Broadcom BCM20702 4.0 bt ). This driver runs along a Windows Bluetooth driver enumerator in the BT branch of the Device Manager.

    After 3 hours of searching, I still cant find precise information on how to acheive the Signal strength report.

    - I have discovered the device trough the Windows software and it installed all service such as headset, music player, proximity lock option, etc ( I also tried with the Windows proximity option ON and OFF )

    - I have configured the BT connector device for signal strength monitoring

    - I have the network discovery mode autodiscovery set to off with device mode set to discoverservice

    - Homeseer detects phone and keeps its status updated very precisely, the problem is that it always shows a SIGNAL OK ( value 0 ) when detected and DEVICE AWAY ( value -2147483648 ) when out of range.

    This demonstrates it is not reading the strength value but Bluetooth detection works. The installation of the drivers shows INSTALLING WIDCOMM driver when plugin BT device, this makes me beleive i am using correct drivers but why do I get a broadcom driver in Device Manager ?

    I am not a long term user of the Bluetooth stacks, can anyone direct me with a tool to test if my dongle is able to report RSSI ?

    Also, where do I see which service number is running on my BT dongle so I can enter it in the POLL SERVICE box ?

    Thx !

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  • loowee
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    bump !

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  • Joe_Leggiero
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    How do you get Network0 property for signal strength value?

    Any thoughts on retrieving a value from the singnal strength variable via script? See above message.

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