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

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windows 8.1 and microsoft sculpt mouse

Since I bought a Dell 5537 windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1) laptop my microsoft sculpt mouse which used to work fine with windows 7, disconnects all the time. I have to shut it off and on to connect it ...
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How to make bluetooth mouse automatically reconnect to my Microsoft Surface 3?

I have a new MS Surface Pro 3 running Win 8.1. At my office I have a Logitech M557 bluetooth mouse and at home an Apple magic mouse. When I come home and wake my surface from sleep it doesn't want to ...
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How to make visible Bluetooth connection on a laptop with Windows 8.1?

I have a Toshiba laptop, with Windows 8.1 installed on it and I want to transfer a file from my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy Gio) to the aforementioned laptop. The problem is that, although I opened ...
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Macbook pro make bluetooth non discoverable, bypass notifications on connected pc

I have a macbook pro running mavericks, and was wondering if it is possible to connect to a saved device via bluetooth (such as a windows laptop) without it being able to see my computer or connect to ...
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How can I prevent Skype automatically using a headset/mic when connecting by Bluetooth?

If I connect my Bluetooth headset, Skype takes it over as the default speakers and mic. I can change the Skype audio options, but I'd prefer to prevent it becoming the default device.
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Computer is looking for a blue tooth keyboard

While i have never worrried about security risks, and I don't fully shut down my computer every night, I am thinking maybe I should be more cautious. I am concerned about a recent problem. I do not ...
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Streaming Music from Android to Android via Bluetooth

I am trying to stream audio from my Nexus 5 to my Nexus 7 and have it play through the speakers on the Nexus 7. Long story short, I have installed my Nexus 7 as a head unit in my car and I want to ...
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Missing wireless option

I'm using a Dell desktop and all of a sudden my Bluetooth speaker I had hooked up no longer is detected. In following directions, I've read I'm supposed to go to the settings charm, change pc ...
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How to connect 100 bluetooth devices to a single pc [closed]

I'm thinking of building a system whereby 100 bluetooth devices (barcode readers) are connected to a single windows PC with a bluetooth dongle. I've read a few pages where people say this is possible ...
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Multiple output bluetooth speakers

I have two Harman Kardon Onyx Studio bluetooth speakers. I want to play audio through both of them at the same time. I try and connect them through Audio Midi on MBP, and make a multiple output ...
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How can I capture a stream of bluetooth packages from Android?

Currently I set at Developer options the option Enable Bluetooth HCI snoop log and pull the file manually: #!/bin/sh adb pull /sdcard/btsnoop_hci.log wireshark btsnoop_hci.log Is there a way to ...
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Time sync over bluetooth

I am in a rather strange situation.I have two laptops that I want to have their clocks synced but I should not use ntp or any other kind of network traffic. Is there an rtc of some kind that works ...
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Hacking a Bluetooth headset

So I have a Samsung HM1300 (http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/BHM1300NBACSTA). I would like to hack this device, and transmit the button data from the call button for something ...
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Connecting Bluetooth Heart rate monitor to Windows 8.1

I am currently creating an Windows store app which connects to Bluetooth Low Energy sensors. Before being able to use a device in your app you must pair it with windows. When I try to pair the device ...
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How to turn Bluetooth ON in Lenovo E46

I have a problem where I can't turn on the bluetooth on my Lenovo E46 laptop. Laptop Details - Lenovo E46 - Windows 7 32-bit Problems - The bluetooth light is not lit (WiFi is lit). - The ...
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HP Bluetooth mouse works in OSX on Macbook but not in Windows 8.1 (Boot Camp)

I installed Windows 8.1 today in a Boot Camp partition on my Macbook Pro. I installed the Boot Camp drivers (uses one setup file that installs a bunch of drivers). So theoretically, this HP Bluetooth ...
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Windows Vista laptop speakers and bluetooth speakers

Can I listen to my laptop radio at the same time as on the bluetooth speakers? Bluetooth is new to me.
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Bluetooth (3) keyboard connected to bluetooth (4) computer. Does the computer draw more power?

I have both a computer and a phone that support bluetooth low energy (4.0). I’m looking to buy a wireless solar keyboard that uses bluetooth 3.0. What will happen in this connection? Does the fact the ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Across Multiple Mac Keyboards

I have a weird setup. I use a bluetooth keyboard 90% of the time, but as I don't have my trackpad/mouse, I still use my laptop's keyboard/trackpad 10% of the time. This often results in me having my ...
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Create custom Bluetooth 'connect to' shortcut

My initial situation is that I work at home on my MacBook but with an external display, a cable-keyboard and a MightyMouse (Bluetooth) and the notebook's lid is closed. Sometimes the mouse loses ...
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PC metakeys in Android

I have an Android tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard and I am trying to use a company VPN app to access my work desktop. This app is also responsible for remote desktop access (e.g. it is not a true VPN ...
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How to directinize bluetooth signal?

I am creating a software. I have this http://estimote.com that is an iBeacon that transmit bluetooth signals. I know that bluetooth is omni directional but can I directinize it to one single ...
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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 ...