entering command mode in bluetooth silver mate

so i followed the instruction from
http://garagelab.com/profiles/blogs/tutorial-bluetooth-and-arduino

connection of FTDI to Bluetooth mate silver

VCC- VCC
GND- GND
RX1- TX0
TX0- RX1

my default serial port is COM5 and i set the baudrate to 115200 as in the instructions using PUTTY

so i open and start typing $$$ to enter command mode.i cannot see any “$” that i have typed,i had tried any letters but none of them are displayed.i can see my bluetooth silver mate is on as the red light is blinking…but by entering the command mode the red light will blink faster than normal and the cmd will displayed as result…PLEASE i need some help here…

The blog site you link to seems to have a forum, so that would be a good place to ask for help related to their tutorial.