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

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How do I add a Bluetooth COM port in the Win8 Device Manager?

I am trying to set up terminal communication across two Windows 8.1 bluetooth devices - my workstation and an HP Stream 7 Tablet. The devices see each other, pair, and can transmit files, however the ...
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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks—HP Mini 210-1060BR and HP Mini 210-1040BR—no existent Wi-Fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth enabled. What I want is to create a real LAN ...
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Windows 7 refuses to accept file transfers via Bluetooth

I have 3 machines with Bluetooth; Desktop running Windows 2000 with a USB dongle Laptop running Windows XP with a USB dongle Laptop running Windows 7 with Bluetooth built in I can send and ...
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Two parts: linux startup script to connect to bluetooth and cron to keep it connected

I have a mini bluetooth keyboard and a Raspberry Pi running a Debian-based distro. I know the MAC address of the keyboard but for this question, let's just use AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF. Right now I have to ...
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Bluetooth Mouse not detected after a reboot

When I couple my Bluetooth Mouse, it works fine, even when I put my laptop to sleep and wake it. When I reboot my laptop, my Bluetooth Mouse is listed in Devices and Printers but does not function. ...
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Pairing cellular phone to vehicle handset free [on hold]

Trying to connect cellular phone bluetooth 4.0 to car's handset free. Error code. What code could the cellular may have and where to find it? It is possible to change car's bluetooth code to suit ...
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How to play android phone audio on a windows 8.1 PC's speakers using bluetooth, when “just connecting” doesn't work?

This question has been answered before here, here, and here. All answers say that it basically just works when you pair the android phone with the windows PC and hit play on the phone. I have tried ...
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Bluetooth radio device is not available

I reinstalled my Windows 7 operating system, and have since been unable to detect my Logitech m555b bluetooth mouse. Here is some info about my system: I have have a working connection with a ...
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Possible to use Bluetooth headset in Stereo mode with Mic?

Okay, so I have this bluetooth headset (it's a Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless). I want to use it with my PC which is running Windows 8.1. I can pair it just fine. After pairing it adds three devices under ...
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How many PS3/PS4 controllers can be hooked up to one PC Bluetooth adapter at a time?

I'd like to buy a bluetooth adapter to hook up game-console controllers to my PC. However, I need to know if I can play 4-player games with 4 controllers using only one adapter, or if I need to buy ...
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How to get bluetooth headphones working in Windows 7 PC?

I spent several days on this but still no luck. Basically I have Plantronics BackBeat Pro and I also have CSR8510 A10 bluetooth dongle. When I put the dongle into a USB port, Windows installed some ...
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Not able to receive signal from bluetooth module on PC, works on mobile [duplicate]

I am using an IR receiver with a baud rate 9600, which sends signal to a bluetooth module. I am able to see the data which is sent on a mobile device with a simple BT terminal application. However, ...
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Not able to receive signal from bluetooth module on PC, works on mobile

I am using an IR receiver with a baud rate 9600, which sends signal to a bluetooth module. I am able to see the data which is sent, on a mobile device with a simple BT terminal application. However, ...
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Bluetooth over IP?

It seems to be possible to run USB over IP, e.g. using usbip which is part of some Linux distros e.g. https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?q=usbip Is there something similar for Bluetooth over IP? ...
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Is there a wireless headset that turns off my speakers when I take it from the dock? [closed]

The title pretty much says it all. I'm pretty often in the situation that I want to be able to pick up spontaneous Skype calls but I neither want to wear a headset all the time nor plugging it in ...
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how to play audio from android to Windows 8.1 PC over bluetooth?

I am looking for a way to stream any audio from any app or music source from my samsung galaxy s4 to my windows 8.1 computer. All suggestions in similar threads did not work. I can only stream music ...
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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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microsoft designer mouse can't pair on Lenovo, windows 7 laptop

I've tried it all, I purchased a Microsoft Designer Bluetooth® Mouse, but unable to pair it with my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e520. Tried to update system with this, but installation process is stopped ...
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Place iPhone call from PC desktop

My Current Setup I make a lot of phone calls every day. The phone numbers are in an online CRM. My cell phone (iPhone 4s) sits in a cradle at my desk. I have a blue tooth earpiece connected to the ...
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Create “Join a Personal Area Network” shortcut?

I am using Windows 8.1, When I right click the bluetooth icon on system traybar, there is Join a Personal Area Network I would like to create that shortcut on my desktop, it looks like this, only ...
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Bluetooth Headset / Headphones conflict

I've noticed this problem with a few different headsets. I have a pair of Bluetooth Headphones with a mic. This appears to Windows as a Bluetooth Headset and another Bluetooth Headphones device. The ...
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Apple bluetooth keyboard JKL showing 123

So somehow my wife has hit a series of keys on her Apple bluetooth keyboard where none of the keys work except for JKL, which now display 123. UIO displays 456 and 789 display normally. This indicates ...
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Bad sound through bluetooth headphones

I have some problems with sound quality on bluetooth headphones. I bought a pair of Acoustic CHP600BT Solutions Bluetooth Headphones - Black headphones a couple days ago, and now then I have those I ...
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how to connect a bluetooth decive that doesn't require a password?

I have a CSR bluetooth radio, a bluetooth dongle. I'm trying to connect my wiimote to my laptop. Wheneve I try to connect it, it asks for the pairings code, but (after searching online) it turns out ...
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windows 8.1 can't remove existing paired bluetooth device nor connect new one

I have a surface pro 3 with windows 8.1 and currently installed microsoft sculpt touch mouse and creative inspire 2 sound system. I have bought a new bluetooth microsoft sculpt mobile keyboard. The ...
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How to fix choppy audio and Wi-Fi problems with Bluetooth speaker on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker that I use with my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. The speaker more or less works as a Bluetooth audio device, but I run into two problems seemingly ...
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Wireless headset won't work when plugged in and charging.

I have a Plantronics headset with a mic. The bluetooth works fine and I set it as my default device, all that. But when the headset dies and I have to plug it into the USB port, no matter what ...
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Bluetooth adapter disappearing

I have a Dell XPS 13. I was using my Bluetooth mouse last night when it suddenly stopped working. Checked the device manager and the Bluetooth adapter is completely gone. I have tried numerous driver ...
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Share Wi-Fi Internet access via Bluetooth on Raspberry Pi

I have tried multiple ways I got on Google, without luck. BlueMan based apporaches will NOT work because my Pi does NOT have X running. I would like to solve this just using BlueZ and some simple ...
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Does a solution exist for using an Apple Thunderbolt Display/Apple Wireless Keyboard/Apple Magic Mouse with both PC and Mac switched by a form of KVM?

I've got a fairly complex setup at home, and desktop clutter (extra keyboards, displays, and mice) are the bane of my existence. I'm composing this question on a Mid 2010 27" iMac, which has attached ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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How to connect phone to android studio via bluetooth

I wanted to know if there was a simple way to connect my phone to android studio with bluetooth. Is there an app I could use or something else?
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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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Bluetooth file transfer failure

I wanted to send a file with bluetooth from my PC to my smartphone. The smartphone is already paired to the PC. When I got into the send file wizard, selected the file I wanted to send and clicked ...
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Does wireless LAN mean Wi-Fi?

I am buying a tower and it says the following in its data sheet: Wireless LAN: Yes Wireless LAN standard: IEEE 802.11/a/b/g/n Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth Standard: 4.0 Does this mean Wi-Fi card is ...
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Reset BT adapter through software on linux

I'm trying to reset the Bluetooth adapters using HCI sockets (in C) /* Open HCI socket */ if ((ctl = socket(AF_BLUETOOTH, SOCK_RAW, BTPROTO_HCI)) < 0) { perror("Can't open HCI socket."); ...
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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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Connecting to Bluetooth Personal Area Network Fails

I'm trying to connect to my phone's Bluetooth PAN but nothing happens when I do. I click the button that says "Connect Using" which gives me two options: [Option 1] "Direct Connection" ...
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Why can't I send files via my laptop's bluetooth?

Every time I try to send a file via my laptop's Bluetooth I get this error: So I headed over to my device manager and tried to update the drivers but it says that the device drivers could not be ...
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Which Bluetooth Stack supports APT-X on Windows 7

I'm thinking about buying wireless desktop speakers for ease of use with different audio sources (Notebooks, Mobile Phone etc.). For higher audio quality over the standard A2DP protocol there are ...
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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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Computer beeps on bluetooth file transfers - can't stop

I have a Windows 7 Pro computer which is configured to receive a file from another computer (Windows XP) every 30-60 seconds. This file is a screenshot of the second computer. We're not allowed to ...
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Cannot connect PS3 Controller to Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10.3

I tried to connect my PS3 Controller to my Macbook 13" retina late 2013 and failed. I tried all solutions I found on google but nothing worked. Anyone have any idea why it is listed in here But ...
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Windows not detecting Bluetooth device; but device detecting Windows

I am trying to pair my Windows 8.1 machine to my Moto G. Both devices have Bluetooth switched on and the Moto G is able to see my Windows machine in the Bluetooth settings, but upon trying to connect ...
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Reconfiguring a Bluetooth keyboard on Android [migrated]

I've just bought a EC Technology Bluetooth keyboard, sold by Amazon here, and am using it with my OnePlus One phone running Android Lollipop (Cyanogenmod). The "Android Terminal" application has ssh ...
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Why can't I use my Bluetooth Headset with my laptop?

I just received a new Plantronics M50 bluetooth headset. It works great with my phone, but I can't get it working with my laptop. What are the things I should be checking? Here's what I've done so ...
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Bluetooth enabled and “working correctly” but not finding any devices

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 6051ei notebook running Windows 7 Professional 64bit . And, as the title states. I switch on bluetooth and enable it, but when I scan for devices, it doesn't find anything. I ...
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What volume strategy delivers the highest quality audio for a Bluetooth adapter?

I have the following audio path on my system: Application -> WASAPI -> Windows Audio Device Graph -> Windows 7 Kernel -> Soundcard (on-board Intel HD Audio @ 24-bit 48000 kHz) -> ...
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Bluetooth Headset stops Playing After Microphone Use

I bought a sony bluetooth headset for my PC: http://store.sony.com/extra-bass-bluetooth-headset-zid27-MDRXB950BT/B/cat-27-catid-All-Headphones-Earbuds I'm using a Broadcom / Widcomm Bluetooth ...
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What's the difference between Wifi and Bluetooth?

What is the difference between Wifi (802.11 "wireless") and Bluetooth?