A short range wireless protocol used by various devices, such as cell phones, wireless headsets, mice and keyboards.

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My internal bluetooth radio stopped working on Toshiba QOSMIO-X770

A month ago my internal bluetooth radio stopped working. At first I thought oh, I will restart my laptop and it will be working again, but now I see it is a bigger problem. It is not showing in device ...
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Linux Mint: Keep bluetooth active even when bluetooth device isn't

I have a bluetooth bar-code scanner that I use with Linux Mint 17. The problem is that when the scanner powers off Linux turn the device off, making me have to go into settings and turn it back on ...
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Windows 7 not streaming to bluetooth

I have a Polaroid bluetooth music player. I am trying to stream music from WMP12 to the Polaroid device. Win7 can see the device but I cannot seem to get WMP12 to see it so that I can send the music ...
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Pairing Bluetooth device with PIN fails

I'm trying to pair my old BlackBerry 8310 to my Linux desktop (up-to-date Debian Sid, 3.15-10.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64) by using blueman and its associated tools. Scanning for the device works equally ...
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Why the Bluetooth button is disabled? (window 8)

I want to connect to a Bluetooth device but I found that my Bluetooth enable button is disable and I can not turn it ON. I have checked the device manager, and it shows that it is working properly. ...
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Lenovo G500 bluetooth not working (was woking fine earlier)

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop. Its OS is Windows 8. When I bought my laptop everything was working fine. But for a week now bluetooth is not working. I looked in the 'Device Manager' and bluetooth was ...
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How to send raw Bluetooth data to BT Keyboard on OSX

I'm using Logitech's K810 keyboard on OSX. Everything works fine excluding "Fn-lock", which is feature held internally by the device and in order to set it the OS has to communicate with it. There ...
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Can a bluetooth usb device be programmed (frequency reception) to play FM radio

The title is the question - Can a bluetooth usb device be programmed (frequency reception) to play FM radio? If yes how would one do it?
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Solve an issue with a device that I don't have installed

All of a sudden my Windows 8.1 Pro installation has this error message: Problem is, I don't have any Intel devices in my system, let alone a bluetooth adaptor. I first suspected that a keylogger of ...
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what is the bluetooth device compatibility matrix?

I have been looking for information that explains what types of bluetooth devices are able to work with each other if they are different versions. I have a pair of Bluetooth Version 2.1+EDR ...
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Trying to fully remove a bluetooth device from Mavericks

So I've run into an issue. I had been using my bluetooth headset that I use with my laptop for a few Google Hangout calls and the quality was awful so I stopped. My problem is now that whenever I ...
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sennheiser MM550 bluetooth wireless headset will not connect to windows 8.1

I have sennheiser MM550 headset that is not recognized by windows 8.1 but works fine with windows 7. Why hasn't Microsoft come up with a driver or a fix to install these nice high price wireless ...
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Wi-Fi Driver on Dell N4050?

When i check my device manager i have Dell Wireless 1702 802.11 b/g/n, BT3.0+HS Driver but i have currently installed Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS Driver and now i am thinking to ...
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Can bluetooth USB adapter affect sound quality of headphones?

I have SB EVO Wireless headphones, and a cheap $2 unnamed bluetooth USB adapter in my desktop PC (I know, funny combination, but the USB adapter worked with no problem (i.e. with cell phone) until I ...
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How use a common 2,4 GHz wireless mouse with built in laptop bluetooth

Why I can't use my wireless mouse with the built in laptop bluetooth and need a mouse receiver?
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How do I prevent my bluetooth headphones from waking my computer from standby?

I have a pair of Bluetooth 4.0 headphones which are paired with both my laptop and my desktop. As soon as I power on the headphones, they will wake any paired device from standby. So if I have my ...
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Inconsistent sound support from Windows 8

I hope I can explain my problem as complete as possible. Recently I got me a pair of bluetooth headphones, because I loathe cables. I also got a bluetooth dongle for my windows desktop. I plugged it ...
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How to connect a wireless controller to two computers?

I have a wireless/bluetooth controller which I can use with a console, but also on a PC (as a standard wireless controller) running Windows 8. Is it possible to have the controller paired/connected ...
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Linux/Bluez: Bluetooth keyboard cannot be added, getting strange “file not found” error from bluetoothd

I originally paired my bluetooth keyboard using the gnome-3.12 gui, and after a recent update (archlinux) it stopped working. I unpaired the keyboard and now can't get it to pair again. When I scan ...
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bluetooth windows 8.1 stops working - unknown USB Device

I just bought a brand new Dell XPS Windows 8.1 laptop. I used the Bluetooth for the first time today with a Microsoft Mouse. I had no problems until I restarted my computer and came back to it. Now my ...
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Setting up Bluetooth access to HP AIO laserjet 2840 printer

I read somewhere that using the HP bt500 Bluetooth USB 2.0 Wireless Printer Adapter I can wirelessly send and print documents from my Hp 2840 AIO printer. When I plug the bluetooth device directly to ...
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Best practice to deal with different Bluetooth Stacks on Windows?

As I found out, there exist several Bluetooth stacks on Windows that are (were?) quite common. Microsoft BlueSoleil Toshiba WIDCOMM/Broadcomm Apparently - and please correct me if I'm wrong - ...
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Sharing a PC Internet to a Android phone via Bluetooth

My PC has an Internet connection. My Android phone does not have Internet connection. My PC has a Bluetooth adapter. My Android phone supports Bluetooth. How I can share my PC Internet connection ...
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Changing bluetooth device name

How can the friendly device name of a remote Bluetooth device be changed (using a command-line tool in Linux or similar)? I have looked at some of the software included in bluez-tools such as hcitool ...
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Debian Linux - “hcitool scan” does not find devices

I use free VMware player with Debian 7 image. I use Cambridge Silicone Radio Bluetooth USB adapter "hciconfig" shows me two interfaces (I don't know why two, and I don't know with which I should ...
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How to use Google Glass as a headset with MacBook?

I connected my Google Glass to my MacBook via Bluetooth, and Sound Preferences shows that I can select my Glass for audio output, but doing so does nothing. Google Glass makes no sound even though ...
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Disconnected device still visible in /dev

When my Bluetooth GPS logger disconnects it's removed from the Bluetooth devices list in the statusbar on OS X but I can still see it mapped in /dev: ls /dev/tty\.* > /dev/tty.GPSDEVICE-SPPslave ...
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Why do PS3 controller bluetooth drivers override the OS's bluetooth stack?

I hope this question is on-topic for this site since it might be a bit too technical and may be too gaming related as well. The PS3 controller can be used on Windows via programs like MotionInJoy and ...
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WiFi+BT AR5B22. When starting linux - BT disappears. Disappears at all

I have a problem with my laptop wireless card in linux (xubuntu or kali, you choose). It is a wifi(abgn)+BT4.0 miniPCI-E half module from Atheros. FCC ID is PPD-AR5B22 (wikidevi have info about it: ...
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Are there Bluetooth remote controls which will work on a Surface RT tablet?

I'm looking for a remote control for my Surface RT tablet. It should work with the Xbox Music app to skip tracks and adjust the volume. To avoid using up the single USB port it should be Bluetooth ...
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Tablet to laptop bluetooth storage

I was wondering if there was a way to connect my tablet to my laptop by bluetooth and access the contents as if it was wired in. Is this possible? Thanks
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Is Bluetooth faster than Wi-Fi?

I notice that on my iPhone, when I use my personal hot-spot to distribute Wi-Fi, if I have Bluetooth enabled, the phone will make a Bluetooth connection to my laptop instead of a Wi-Fi connection. ...
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Can I directly specify the file name for fsquirt.exe and have it sent instantly?

Because modern mobile phones do not seem to work with my bluetooth software as Nokia did, I'm using microsoft's fsquirt.exe utility. I had tried to upgrade my notebook's bluetooth software but most ...
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Windows 8 / 8.1 / 8.1 Update 1 Bluetooth File Transfer

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've since updated it to Windows 8.1, and recently, 8.1 update 1. For an OS which focused on more mobile tech, I have to say, it sure made BlueTooth File ...
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Connecting to Bluetooth LE devices from command line in Windows 8

How can I connect to Bluetooth LE devices without using the inbox experience in Windows 8, preferably a command line tool?
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What are the options of bluetooth-agent?

I found no answer to this simple question: What are the options that bluetooth-agent accepts? I am using raspbian, based on debian wheezy, which uses bluez v 4.99 the website of bluez has no ...
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Blutooth Audio Problems on Mac Book Pro

Music audio plays fine from Mac Book Pro to a Vizio 54" sound bar but spoken audio breaks up...any clues? I've tried moving my computer closer. This only happens when playing back movies either from ...
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Bluetooth device won't re-add after being removed (Windows 7)

I've got a SBH52 headset, it works fine on my android phone, then I tried to use it with my Windows 7 PC, then it won't work because Microsoft Windows dosen't have native support for A2DP connections ...
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is it possible to pair two HC-06 Bluetooth modules?

Quick Question!! Is it possible to pair two HC-06 bluetooth Modules? by mistake I ordered two HC-06 instead of one HC-06 and HC-05. I am trying to send a string from dragonfly and display it through ...
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Bluetooth headset showing up in Windows as “headphones”, mike not working

I have a Purity Pro headset which works fine when connected via Bluetooth to my Windows Phone, but when connecting it to my Windows 8 laptop, it comes configured as "headphones" and thus I only get ...
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Connecting to two identical bluetooth speakers at the same time

I own two JBL Flip Speakers. They both are able to pair individually via Bluetooth and perform well. When I attempt to make them perform at the same time via the Audio/Midi Setup tool on my Mac ...
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Pulse-audio: add bluetooth as sink

I'm trying to configure Bluetooth Audio System A2DP, but can't add bluetooth as sink: pactl load-module module-alsa-sink device=bluetooth In logs I got the next: ( 110.963| 0.011) D: ...
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Turning on Bluetooth disables wifi on Yoga 2

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2. The moment that I turn on bluetooth, the wifi drops out - I lose connection, and connecting again shows "connection failed". If I turn the bluetooth off, wifi can reestablish ...
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How do I disable auto-accept for files received via Bluetooth?

When accepting a picture via Bluetooth I accidentally enabled the checkbox Always do this for Image files from ... Now pictures are always accepted from this device and I am unable to change the ...
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How to stream audio form my phone to laptop speakers

I have a Blackberry Curve 9220 with Blackberry 7.1 on it. I have a Windows 8 64-bit laptop. I want to stream audio from my phone to my laptop speakers like my laptop speakers are Bluetooth speakers. I ...
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pair microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse with bluetooth

I have purchased Wireless Desktop 2000 from Microsoft, a 2.4G wireless mouse and keyboard with a USB transceiver. After a while I lost the USB transceiver, so I'm trying to connect them with laptop's ...
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Sane bluetooth keyboard setup for lightweight Linux desktop?

I have a pretty light Debian unstable setup, just xdm and a window manager, no fancy desktop environments or Ubuntu-whatever that a lot of guides seem geared towards. I'm trying to switch to a ...
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Cannot open /dev/rfcomm1 : Host is down

I am working on raspberry PI and on Bluetooth. I am using old raspberry pi kernel as the new one has got some bugs that were not resolved with respect to the bluez daemon. At present my kernel version ...
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Windows 7/Bluetooth Headset : Microphone has disappeared

Windows 7/64 using Skype with H800 Logitech Headset. I can still hear through the headset but the microphone does not work and as far as Windows is concerned the H800 no longer has a microphone. This ...
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How to Connect BlueTooth device running Serial Port Profile (SPP) from command line

I have the device with Blue-Tooth on the board. The firmware in the device runs Serial Port Profile (SPP) stack on it. It works well when I connect to this device from my laptop by means of Blueman ...