Monday, May 29, 2006

Palm Bluetooth Cache Editor

In working with my New Palm Tungsten E2's bluetooth system, I noticed another anomalous behavior. I had bought a USB Bluetooth dongle (plug-in adapter), and had been using it for wireless hotsync to my XP desktop. I also, however, wanted to use it the connect to my Red Hat laptop. Unfortunately, the Palm would always discover it as the XP hostname.

Turns out, the Palm has a cache were it logs the dongle's MAC and the system's hostname. It assumes that any time it sees the dongle, the same system is behind it. There was no obvious way to clear the cache. Luckily, a game developer called 3Division created a Palm Bluetooth Cache Editor (BTcahcED) to solve the problem.

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