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Is there an easy way to change the name of a Bluetooth device?

Let’s say for example that you have a Bluetooth device and it has the hard-coded name Sony Bluetooth Device. Is there a way to change it to Device123 so that every other PC “sees” the device as Device123 instead of the old name?

For example, you can rename devices with Windows, but the new name appears only on the PC that you used to rename the device which doesn’t help.

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British Telecom have some free software with their routers called desktop help. I run that on each machine in my network and when I change the name of a device on the network map on one machine it becomes changed network wide. If you've got a network you may be able to get into the router to configure the names of devices present in a similar way.

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Could you link to this software? –  Simon Sheehan Feb 21 '12 at 22:12

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