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XPR 7550/3500 OTA Programing (windows 8)

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After 2 days of trying I finally was successful in programing my XPR7550 OTA with a blue tooth dongle.

I brought a bluetooth dongle from bestbuy for 15.00 (Rockfish Micro Bluetooth USB Adapter)

Install drivers
Be sure to check the box marked PAN (personal area network) when asked on mine that was the only box I checked as I will only use this for my radio.

(Restart Computer must do)

Important Windows 8 must be ran as administrator

Steps
1. Put radio Bluetooth into find me mode
Menu/ Bluetooth/ Find me

2. right click on Bluetooth icon on computer then click add a Bluetooth device

3.Double click motorola device when found

4.radio will send some numbers to computer asking if they match device click yes

5.Accept on the radio

Your radio is now paired but won't connect

1.Go to Desktop/ Control panel/ View devices and printers/

2.right click motorola/ properties

3.click the Services tap and make sure to check the
Personal Area Network Access Point (NAP)
Close screen

4. right click bluetooth icon in toolbar

5. Select join personal area network

6. right click Motorola

7. select using access point

Now open your CPS select bluetooth button (Top Right) and read radio.

note: windows 8 does not support the Bluetooth feature Allow A Device To Connect so you will always have to use the computer to connect to your radio. On my windows XP computer the radio can connect to the computer no problem.
 

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Thank you for this post. I had been going crazy getting this to work with Windows 8. The second part is the part I couldn't figure out. I could get to the radio in the Metro Bluetooth devices, but you cannot right click and get properties from there.

Your tip pointed out that you need to get to the Devices page from the Desktop side of Win8.

You can actually start on Metro and click on search and enter Devices and Printers, which will bring you to the right page.

Thanks again.
 

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Whats the programming time compared to a direct connection to the PC?. That's a neat way to program radios, wish all mine could do it that way. I don't want to start a war, but another frustration of Windows 8.
 

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It works on Windows 8. I haven't tried a real complex plug yet, but programming time seems about the same. Faster if you account for the time to connect and disconnect the cable.
 
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