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

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Windows asks me for a bluetooth pairing code for my headset

I have a Motorola / Sol Republic Tracks Air bluetooth headset. It works fine with both of my phones, and now I'm trying to use it to listen to the audio on my Windows 7 laptop. I have a cheap, ...
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Bluetooth On/Off toggle not showing in Windows 8.1 PC Settings

I have recently purchased a cheap Bluetooth USB dongle from a local shop and plugged it in into my freshly installed Windows 8.1 Pro laptop, as it did not come with a Bluetooth adapter installed. All ...
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Link iPhone to iMac via Bluetooth (not for internet tethering

I'm using a script which locks/unlocks my computer based on whether or not my USB pen drive is plugged in, I want to expand it to work with my phone instead for convenience but I can't seem to get my ...
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Bluetooth audio out of sync with Internal Speakers (OS X)

I have a new Bose Soundlink Wireless 2 Speaker that I've paired to to my iMac with Bluetooth. It works fine, but I'm having some difficulties getting things working the way I want. My main issue is ...
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Chrome cannot find Chromecast with Toshiba Bluetooth stack

Chrome cannot find my Chromecast on my Windows 7 (x64) machine. I've gone through the usual troubleshooting: they're both connected to the same wireless network: All the while, the Chromecast ...
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Item is not accepted while trying to send contacts by bluetooth

I am trying to send contacts from SonyEriccson mobile to Windows 8 by Bluetooth. Mobile phone starts transferring, for a moment filename (can't catch it) appears, and then the message says "Item is ...
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How can I transfer photos and files from Nokia 2760?

I need to transfer files from an old Nokia 2760 to another device. I connect the phone via Bluetooth with a notebook and an Android smartphone, but I have not find the solution. Many of these ...
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Why can't certain passwords be entered using ipad bluetooth keyboard?

Using an iPad 2 and a Zagg Folio bluetooth keyboard, I can't type the password to certain WiFi setups which require a guest login via a web page. The access point has no security, but you can't access ...
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Bluetooth headphones with iPhone 5S

I bought these bluetooth headphones, http://www.amazon.com/iSound-DGHP-5600-BT-2000-Bluetooth-Headset/dp/B00AHOG8S2/ They have not been shipped yet but my question is, will iPhone 4/4S compatible ...
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Bluetooth “Receiving” window stealing focus on Windows 8.1

I am new to Windows as a daily OS at home, having been an OSX user for the past 8 years. The current most irritating thing at the moment is the Bluetooth "Receiving" window/dialog stealing focus and ...
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Bluetooth 3.0 vs. 2.1 compatibility (Newbie) [duplicate]

Just bought inexpensive Android tablet, and it has: Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Want to order keyboard case that has: Bluetooth 3.0. Before I order this keyboard case ... will that work?
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How to play system sounds on internal sound card and other sounds on bluetooth audio (win7)

On my Windows 7 system is a bluetooth adapter attached which connects to my external bluetooth speakers. I want to redirect only specific applications (i.e. web radio, spotify) to bluetooth, but all ...
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Connecting USB Devices into Computer via Bluetooth?

I have some wireless usb mouse and keyboards and I want to connect them to a computer without usb ports via bluetooth. I can't find any usb to bluetooth converters, all I cann find are dongles. Are ...
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Short Circuiting USB Device gives spark

I have a bluetooth adaptor that is not working very well. This is because its range is about 30cm, as the antenna is broken (I have checked with my phone and the bluetooth speaker). As I have had it ...
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How do I upgrade my iMac to have internal Bluetooth?

I have an iMac G4 with 17" display. It works flawlessly. I would like to keep it for as long as I can and hopefully pass it on to the next generation. The only thing I would like to upgrade is the ...
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How to connect MacBook to the Pulseaudio via bluetooth?

I'm running Fedora on a home server with wired speakers connected. I have set up the Pulseaudio as A2DP Bluetooth device. I can connect my Android phones to it and play music. But my MacBook fails to ...
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Any bluetooth dongle without BlueSoleil drivers?

Are there any bluetooth dongles that have alternative driver stacks, not the one provided by BlueSoleil? (explanation) I currently have a CSR chip dongle with BlueSoleil drivers and can't get it ...
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Why does play/pause on my Bluetooth headset not work with Spotify on Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8 (8.1 specifically) the play/pause button on my Sennheiser Bluetooth A2DP headphones does not play or pause Spotify. The track skip buttons work, but not the play/pause button. Windows 8 ...
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Windows 8 as bluetooth speaker or headset

I'm trying to use my Win8 computer to act as a bluetooth speaker or a headset(using speakers as output and microphone as input), so I could even make calls with it. Is there a program to do that or ...
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How to turn on Bluetooth without Fn + F2?

I would like to know if there is a way to turn my laptop's bluetooth adapter on, without the Fn + F2 keyboard shortcut? The reason is, for some reason, it does not work properly. Sometimes I have to ...
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How do I disable a bluetooth adapter and install a new one in ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8.2). I have a faulty bluetooth antenna that I am not interested in paying to fix. In windows I have a usb bluetooth dongle and I just keep the built in ...
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Bluetooth audio control window on Windows 7 - Make it always visible?

I have my smartphone paired to my Windows 7 PC with bluetooth, to play audio (music) from the phone on the PC's speakers. While this pairing is active, I have a system tray / notification area icon ...
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Disconnect from bluetooth speakers on sleep, reconnect on wake

I have bluetooth harman kardon soundsticks. They're great but they stay connected to my macbook air during sleep. This means I can't pair my iPhone with them when my MacBook's sleeping. Is there any ...
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Using Smart TV bluetooth remote control to control a PC

Is there any way to use a Smart TV Bluetooth remote control to control a PC? Actually I have paired the remote with the PC and I see a device named "smart remotes" in device manager. But it does not ...
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Defining what the button on a Bluetooth headset does in windows

How do I define what the button on the bluetooth headset does? I don't see any obvious way to do this. Is this specific to certain bluetooth stacks? I'm having an Atheros AR3001 adapter, and the ...
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Bluetooth PC cannot pair with Bluetooth Device. Why?

I bought a pretty little Bluetooth Keyboard the other day. Name: OfficeOne Bluetooth Keyboard Model: PJT-DKB283 Its packaging states that it can connect to Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 - and mac. The ...
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110v - 220v at USB charging [closed]

During my stay in the US, I bought a bluetooth wireless water restistant speaker that works with a 500 mAH UL listed battery and as it's manual states, it can be charged "using any USB port", ...
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Windows 7 not receiving files over bluetooth

I have Acer 5755G laptop and multiple phones, they're all paired. I can browse, send files, use the laptop as a headset, but I can't receive files from any phone. When I try to send a file from a ...
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Bluetooth headphones not working, randomly disconnect

So I've spent quite a bit of time trying to get these headphones to work. They're a pair of iKross foldable Bluetooth headphones, seen here. In order to get them to work with my computer, I also ...
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Using multiple Bluetooth profiles on Linux

I'm attempting to connect my Bluetooth headset to my (Fedora) computer. As far as I can tell, I can use A2DP and get stereo audio, or I can use HFP and use the microphone but have only mono audio. Is ...
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Programmable Bluetooth Keyboard

I would like to know if there exists a bluetooth keyboard which can pair with an iPad on which I can remap keys on the keyboard at a hardware level. For instance, on my PC and Mac I can force the OS ...
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Files from Android to Windows 8.1 pc

i would like to transfer some pictures from android phone to my windows 8.1 laptop over a bluetooth, but even when i paired the devices i don't have on the bt icon in windows buttons to send or ...
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Bluetooth keyboard synced with multiple devices

I wonder, how bluetooth syncing works, and if you could sync several devices with one regular bluetooth keyboard ? Using Debian and Android tablet I need re-authorize every time I change the device I ...
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Use bluetooth controller with Windows

Basically, I have a bluetooth controller that was made for use with an iPhone. Its software with the iPhone kind of lags, but the hardware is A1. I would like to use it with my laptop. It primarily ...
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Get the media buttons on my bluetooth headset working with Spotify on OS X

I just bought a Parrot Zik, which is a pair of bluetooth headphones with volume control, play/pause and next-prev buttons. (Or gestures, as they come with the Zik). The phones work beautifully with ...
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Can't send files through bluetooth on Windows 8.1

I just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 While I was using Windows 8, everything seemed to work fine. When I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I realized that I cannot send files through bluetooth. I ...
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Fax from Mac OS X 10.6 via bluetooth phone?

I have my MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.8 set up to connect via Bluetooth to my Samsung Galaxy SII phone for file sharing and it works fine. Now, I am wondering if there is a way to use my phone as ...
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Linux - Share Serial Port over Bluetooth?

I've got Debian (actually, Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi), and I'd like to share a serial port (/dev/soundmodem0) via bluetooth. To be clear: The serial port is on the Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to have ...
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Set up bluetooth tethering windows 8 with galaxy s3

I'm looking instructions to tether my windows 8 laptop via Bluetooth with my Samsung Galaxy s3 android. I've enabled Bluetooth Tethering on the Samsung Galaxy S3. I've paired the devices on windows, ...
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Can I mirror an existing Bluetooth HID with a different type?

I bought a Nyko Playpad bluetooth game controller for my Android devices. It works OK on Android but I wanted to use it with my PC as well. The problem is, although it generates the correct type of ...
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How to use bluetooth keyboard with both Android and WIndows 8?

I purchased this Logitech bluetooth keyboard which, according to the specifications on the page, can switch between both Android and Windows 8 devices. I haven't figured out how to do this. Is a ...
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Can't explore phone via bluetooth anymore

I have a Google Galaxy Nexus. Generally I would pair it to my Windows 7 Laptop, and it would then appear in in explorer where I could transfer files to it. This is no longer the case. It does appear ...
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Is there away to manually set the bluetooth data rate?

I have a belkin bluetooth adapter that I am connecting to a speaker. Occasionally the fidelity of the output drops substantially (often in response to me moving the transmitter and receiver apart). I ...
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Windows 8.1 Bluetooth no work

After Windows 8.1 upgreade, Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth AR3012 quit working. The icon no longer appears in the tray by clock to turn on/off. I went to: This PC -> Properties -> Device Manager and this ...
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Bluetooth Headphones not acting as playback device - Windows 7

I went into control panel, then hardware and sound, then clicked on Sound, and I accidentally disabled my Logitech Wireless Bluetooth headphones as a playback device, and I can't for the life of me ...
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What can I do with a Bluetooth connection between Windows Phone and Surface Pro?

I have both an HTC Windows Phone 8x and a Surface Pro, each of course with Windows 8. Both of them I log in using my same Microsoft Live account. I can manage to get my phone connected to the surface ...
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Ouya Controller on Windows 8 to Emulate a Microsoft 360 Controller

I thought I'd create a central repository for those looking to get their OUYA controller working in Windows. Currently there is an underlying Windows driver issue, causing the left/right triggers ...
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How do you connect or disconnect bluetooth devices on Windows 8.1?

I have a handful of bluetooth speakers paired to my computer, but after having updated to Windows 8.1, I can't seem to open their dedicated window from the Devices and Printers section of the control ...
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Communication btwn active 3d glasses and source(s)?

I know that 3d active shutter glasses work with infared or radio (radio = only bluetooth?). I know that both of them are harmfull but, with either of them, does only one signal get send, to just ...
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Does the Bluetooth (adapter) require an IP address in a LAN?

I notice that devices in my LAN that can use Bluetooth all have a MAC address in addition to their wireless MAC address and/ or wired MAC address. However, I noticed that I never need to configure ...