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

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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 ...
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Lenovo E330 - Intel N-2230 Bluetooth issue

My E330 is behaving very oddly. I had connected a Bluetooth keyboard, using the built in Intel Bluetooth adapter. I don't use this Bluetooth keyboard every day - just when in certain locations (it's ...
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BlueTooth USB Dongle: Device Driver Software Wasn't Successfully Installed?

I have a Bluetooth USB dongle (which maybe approximately two years) which I have used in the past to send a receive files via bluetooth between mobiles & my Windows 7 PC. On inserting the USB ...
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Logicool M555b bluetooth mouse, Lenovo Y580, bluetooth connection drops

Any ideas on this? When I leave my bluetooth mouse untouched for some time, the connection drops. Moving the mouse and cycling its power don't solve the problem. If I open the wireless/bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth Paired But Not Connected

I was trying to connect my bluetooth headset to my laptop so that I can play music from the build-in speaker and play skype chat from the headset and it won't interfere each other. However, I wasn't ...
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A trouble with a wireless mouse

I've connected a USB/Bluetooth wireless mouse. When I don't touch it during an extended period of time and then move, the cursor does not move (and I do not see the red light in the mouse). It starts ...
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Excessive battery drain on bluetooth keyboard

I bought new Bluetooth keyboard, a Spire Noa 1100 (Looks like apple keyboard) + 4 Duracell batteries AAA. Come home put them in to keyboard and startup keybaord. Works and after 4-5 days it says ...
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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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Can I use laptop Bluetooth to hit 'redial' on mobile phone

here is my situation: I am working on building an automated test environment for my job. right now, I have to go down to the server lab, and hit Redial, and redial, and redial, and redial. I am ...
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What would be the most cost-effective way to connect keyboard to each touch device (IPad, Galaxy Pad, even IPhone)

I'm working in a QA team and we are testing a website. We are supporting all touch devices and smartphones. My question: is there an easy solution so that we could write to those devices from your ...
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Diagnosing and Fixing Bluetooth Interference Issues on Early 2011 Macbook Pro

I am currently having a very weird connectivity issue whenever I pair my Apple Magic Trackpad and Wireless Keyboard with my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on Mac OS X 10.8.5. I believe that the ...
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Programmable bluetooth device with large range

Apologies if this is not the appropriate forum to ask such a question. I am looking to create a "bluetooth router" so to speak that can communicate with a few devices. The requirements are ...
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Use Windows laptop as bluetooth keyboard?

Does anyone know of any software that allow me use my laptop (windows, not linux) as a bluetooth keyboard for use on tablets?
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bluetooth model doesn't work-dell inspiron n4030?

I've a problem when sending or receiving any file between my laptop (dell inspiron n4030) which runs windows 7 and my mobile (nokia c2) My mobile discovers my laptop but when trying to connect, my ...
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android phone or tablet as pc speaker over bluetooth

I'd like to use my Samsung galaxy 2 exhilarate (or Archos 101 internet tablet) to play live audio from my computer over Bluetooth. WiFi is not an option since I always get disconnected and when I am ...
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Bluetooth file transfer says “The request could not be honored”

When I try to send a file to my DROIDX phone using the default Windows bluetooth file transfer utility, I get a message that reads "The request could not be honored" and I am unable to transfer the ...
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Play phone's music wirelessly through computer's speakers

I want to avoid buying a bluetooth speaker, and would rather use my computer's speakers to play my phone's audio. This would allow me to control music from the native music app on my phone (Android, ...
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Two mice, two motion speeds

I have two mice attached to my notebook on the docking station: one BT and one USB. I expect they have different resolution or sensitivity because BT one moves cursor over the screen faster than 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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Alsamixer won't work with bluetooth device

I'm running Debian unstable. My .asoundrc looks like this: pcm.btheadset { type plug slave { pcm { type bluetooth device 5A:5A:5A:A6:08:09 profile ...
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Did anyone receive a Windows update of Broadcom Corporation Bluetooth Controller recently?

I received a suspicious update (see below) through Windows Update. I asked my friends, but none received that update. So I wanted to ask if someone else also received this update. Because atm I am ...
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Accepting the bluetooth request in command line

We are working with a Bluetooth device on the mips platform. When we try to connect with other Bluetooth devices, they ask for a password to pair. My device we does not have a GUI, it does not ...
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Does a2dp battery drain vary from bluetooth 2.1, 3.0, and 4.0?

Specifically battery life on the receiver device, not the transmitter device. Let's say I have three Bluetooth music receivers 100% identical except of three different Bluetooth versions. I play back ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 won't connect to my Sony Vaio laptop via bluetooth?

My phone was connecting very well with my laptop via Bluetooth, but suddenly stopped. I've tried resetting the phone and the laptop, turning Bluetooth on and off, unpairing, then repairing the ...
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Troubles connecting Bluetooth headset

I've installed drivers and paired a headset, and everything works fine at this moment, I can make a call via Skype, etc. However when headset is turned off and than on again, everything stops working. ...
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Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 dongle driver driver NOT on Kinivo site

Relevant Specs: OS: Win7 Home Premium Machine: Acer Aspire 6676-7739g w/RAM upgraded to 8GB Preamble: I purchased a few months ago a Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 USB dongle, and thus far have had ...
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Is it possible to transfer files from my Galaxy S3 to my ARM Chromebook?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone and a Samsung ARM Chromebook. I have pictures on my phone that I would like to be able to transfer to my Chromebook without use of the cloud. Is there a tool or app I ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter and Motorola HX550 Headset Popping Noise

I have the Medialink Bluetooth 4.0 adapter and a Motorala HX550 headset. I'm on Windows 8 x64. When using my bluetooth adapter paired with a headset, I get a random clicking/popping sound every so ...
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How can I use a laptop as a gamepad?

I'd like to be able to use a laptop (or desktop) as a gamepad connected to another laptop. Is there any way this is possible? Google searches haven't come up with anything. In my situation, either a ...
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File Transfer Between Paired Bluetooth Devices (Win8 + mobile)

I'm looking for native methods to transfer files between my Win 8 box and my Android phone. Both have bluetooth capabilities and I can easily pair the devices...but this seems utterly useless since no ...
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Is it allowed to have several bluetooth devices with the same MAC address?

I am currently working with Bluetooth, and I am wondering if it is allowed (legally speaking) to have, in the field, several bluetooth devices with the MAC address? Background: These bluetooth ...
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HP 4530s connection manager for windows 8

I have a hp 4530s laptop. I used to use Windows 7. Then I had a software called connection manager through which I could control my Wi-Fi and bluetooth. Now I have upgraded to Windows 8. Now it ...
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Win 8 only mono bluetooth audio, on stereo bluetooth speaker

Battling with weird issue where my win 8 device, Samsung Ativ, connects and forces my bluetooth stereo speaker into mono lowest quality audio. The audi quality option is disabled, but set on mono. I ...
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How to use your laptop keyboard on an iPad? [duplicate]

How would you use your Windows Laptop's keyboard as an iPad keyboard? I was thinking this might be done through Bluetooth. My laptop supports multidirectional Bluetooth.
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Puppy Linux Bluetooth on E6 series Dell Latitude

I'm trying to get the bluetooth chip working on a Dell Latitude E6 series running Puppy Linux (Slacko I think). I've installed the Bluez packages from Package manager, as well as Bluetooth-0.4 and ...
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Are there any HID drivers for Windows 7 except the one from Microsoft?

I have a MOGA Pro controller (bluetooth controller). It is an Android controller, but it also has a HID mode. So, in theory, I should be able to use it with my PC too, because HID is a standard. All ...
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OSX: app, script, or library for configuring bluetooth audio in unusual ways

What are some ways of configuring an OSX box to use wideband bluetooth audio from a bluetooth headset for mono input at the same time as using the headset for mono output of system audio, and how ...
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Difficulty connecting bluetooth headset

Up until recently I've had a bluetooth headset (identified as IKBT18) connected to my desktop via a Rocketfish bluetooth dongle. Now, whenever I turn the headset on it pairs successfully (it beeps ...
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Bluetooth 4.0 and transfer speeds of USB dongles

I have a general question about hardware here, specifically Bluetooth 4.0. I've been looking to upgrade my little Bluetooth USB dongle from an earlier version (I think it's ~2.1) to something newer, ...
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Bluetooth radio draining battery even if powered off

I'm using Arch Linux and SystemD. With Powertop I've discovered that my Bluetooth Radio drains a LOT of battery even if I disabled it on the BIOS AND with RFKILL. Furthermore, I've discovered that if ...
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Automatic Bluetooth pairing with multiple adapter mac address

On Ubuntu 12.04, we're trying to do some auto-pairing of hundred of bluetooth devices. The easy way we found is to add an entry for each device to /var/lib/bluetooth/11:22:33:44:55:66/pincodes like ...
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Bluetooth audio codec

Is there a way to know which Bluetooth audio codec is actually being used by my headset? Is it possible to change this codec to avoid loss? I am using Windows 8 (can switch to linux also).
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Get Internet for my Galaxy Tab 2 7inch from PC Internet via Bluetooth

I have a PC with Windows 7, connected to Internet via cable (wired ADSL). The PC have bluetooth too. I also have a Galaxy Tab 2 (7 inch), which I want it to be connected to Internet. I think I ...
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yobo wireless ps3 controller receiver to bluetooth dongle?

i have a yobo wireless ps3 controller. it has a usb receiver to connect to my acer aspire one, which has no bluetooth. the problem is, the controller is CRAP. i have to spend hours getting trolled by ...
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HP G7 Bluetooth Not Detected at all

i have this HP G7-1260CA that doesn't detect the bluetooth adapter i put in it at all. I've purchased a WIFI card from HP, that is a combo wifi-bluetooth card, model BCM94313HMGB The Broadcom ...