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

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Set default Bluetooth service for a device (“Listen to Music” vs. “VoIP”)

I have a Bluetooth headset that pairs and connects fine. But every time I restart the computer and turn on the headset, it defaults to "Forward VoIP Calls to Handsfree", which has a very poor low-...
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Is there such a thing as a Bluetooth-to-2x3.5-mm-adapter?

See title. Scenario: I've got a wired headset that has 2 3.5mm plugs. I switch this headset between my desktop IP-phone (via a RJ11-to-3.5mm-adapter) and my docking station where I use it on my ...
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Windows HID-compliant gamepad confusion

I'm having an issue getting a gamepad to work properly. Windows' input-devices system has always confused me, but after some research I've gathered the following: XInput is the latest/most widely ...
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How do I play audio through my computer to my LG HBS750 (win 7)

I have a Dell Inspiron running Win 7 and a LGHSB750 bluetooth headset. I added the headset no problem however the headset never says connected. It does report connected when paired to my phone but ...
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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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Bluetooth speaker for vacation rental - pairing limit

I would like to provide a Bluetooth speaker for my guests. Each week there is a different guest. Is there a limit to the number of Bluetooth pairings?
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How can I increase the A2DP bitpool on Linux?

I recently bought a Bluetooth headset (Philips SHB4000), and got it to stop sounding like a phone after I told Linux (Mint) to use A2DP rather than HSP/HFP. However, there's still an annoying ...
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Windows 10 x64 not Recognizing USB Bluetooth Dongle

I'm using a Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 USB dongle so I can use my DualShock 3 controllers wirelessly. To do this, I had to replace the original driver for the device (the Bluetooth driver that come ...
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Can I boost or repeat a bluetooth signal?

I am getting into smoking meat. The smoker is about 500 feet from the kitchen. I have a thermometer that is Bluetooth enabled. It is paired with an ios device. But I cant be in the kitchen and be ...
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Bluetooth not working in Windows 10

After upgrading my Acer Aspire V17 Nitro 791G-792A to windows 10 all bluetooth functionality/support seems to have disappeared. The device manager lacks any bluetooth adapter/device, and when I click ...
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HP Envy 15-j101ex - Windows 10 Pro x64 - HyperV - startup Freeze

I have an HP Envy 15-j101ex laptop. It is running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. It has the latest BIOS from HP: Insyde F.65 I need to turn ON Hyper-V (hyper-V Hypervisor) to create some virtual machines. ...
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Sonny Erickson c510 Backup

In what folder does the computer save the file with the backed-up contacts from the phone? I have a sonny erickson c510 and windows 7
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I can't turn bluetooth on or off

I have a Dell XPS L502x laptop with windows 8.1 and I am trying to turn bluetooth on. I tried going to this setting: Change PC settings > PC and devices > Bluetooth > Manage Bluetooth devices,...
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Bluetooth mouse has to pair everytime for different device

Background: I am using Windows 10, I have a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse, I am using this mouse for my personal laptop(PC-A) and business laptop(PC-B). Situation: When I pair it with PC-A at home,...
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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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How to force Skype for Business to use a loudspeaker?

I have three audio devices connected to my PB: a USB loudspeaker A, a USB headset B and a bluetooth loudspeaker C - which is the same as A, just connected by BT instead of USB. All three work fine as ...
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Bluetooth headphones backward compatibility

Couple of days back I have bought Skullcandy uproar bluetooth headset. It works well with mobile phone, but when paired with my Windows 10 laptop, it is detected as handsfree. I could see both '...
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PC based wireless audio receiver (…bluetooth?)

The idea: Having one stationary PC+speakers able to receive and play audio from any mobile devices that come and go (android / laptops). One at a time, just have the PC work as remote speakers. My ...
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Bluetooth devices disappear after connecting on Windows 7

I've been trying couple of Bluetooth USB sticks on Windows 7 64bit. Old noname BT 2.0 with CSR chipset, "Generic BT Radio" driver: works only in one specific PC USB Port some devices pair after a ...
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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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Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth not working

I am using a Lenovo B590 running Debian Jessie ❆ ~ け (ke) ➭ lsusb Bus 004 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2516:0004 Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:...
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Mismatch between Bluetooth chip OUI and manufacturer name

I am listing all USB devices on my machine using lsusb. As you can see, my laptop is using Broadcom BCM20702 BT chip. Now, I get information on the BT interface as following: The BD address ...
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Is there a Bluetooth TRRS Headset Adapter for Audio jack on my Chromebook?

My Chromebook has Bluetooth, but as of writing, ChromeOS does not support HSP or A2DP, so I cannot play music or record audio through my Bluetooth wireless headset. I very much would like to be able ...
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How can I install Microsoft Bluetooth Stack on my laptop?

The Toshiba Bluetooth Stack is giving me a hard time to manage and I want to switch to Microsoft's. My netbook uses Microsoft's and I am fine with it. How can I install it on my laptop? I followed ...
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Why is Pulseaudio sometimes failing to redirect sound to a different output?

I am using Ubuntu with PulseAudio. I have a bluetooth external speaker which pairs and shows up in this dialog: Sometimes choosing "Headser X7" redirects the sound successfully, sometimes not. ...
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Expose a wired keyboard connected to a laptop to an iOS device as a Bluetooth keyboard

I have a keyboard connected to my Windows laptop and I'd like to use it as a Bluetooth keyboard discoverable by my iOS device. In essence, I want my iOS device to be able to connect to the laptop via ...
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Recover USB Bluetooth dongle PIN (Acer BT-600)

I found and old Acer BT-600 USB BlueTooth Dongle and wanted to use it to pair my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop with my Nexus 5. On pairing I my Nexus asks about the BlueTooth Dongle PIN, but I have no idea ...
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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 not working on Lenovo G Series

My Lenovo laptop has suddenly stopped letting me use Bluetooth to transfer data from my phone. Every time I have to reinstall the device drivers of Bluetooth from devmgmt to be able to use it again. ...
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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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Lenovo G505s bluetooth not working

I have a Lenovo G505s with windows 8.1. In the past I used to connect my wireless headphones to it with no problems, but it's recently stopped working. The bluetooth is on, it just won't pair with my ...
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Lenovo z580 bluetooth does not work

I have Windows 10 on my laptop Lenovo Z580. I have a problem with the Bluetooth connection, I want to connect a keyboard, but nowhere can I find the settings for the Bluetooth connection. I have ...
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use keyboard wireless receiver to pair with Xbox 360 controller

I've got an old "Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Keyboard and Mouse". It comes with a wireless receiver. Is it possible to use that Logitech receiver to pair up with a wireless xbox 360 controller? ...
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Why one the sound mode of my bluetooth device is not available?

I tried some bluetooth audio. It seems that there is an option in sounds menu whether it should be a headset or headphone. Setting it as headset gives clear sound. Setting it as headphone gives ...
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Bluetooth headphones: great call quality on android, poor quality on PC

I saw similar questions here and here, but I'm not really satisfied with that ones. So here it goes: I've got Sony's SBH52 Bluetooth headset, and it works with great quality on calls connected to my ...
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Connect Lenovo T61p with iPhone via Bluetooth

Setup: - Lenovo T61p (6458-5KG) running Windows7 - iPhone G3S I am unable to connect my laptop to my iPhone via Bluetooth (I would like to use the iPhone as modem). My system is unable to find the ...
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Debian doesn't find Bluetooth device on Lenovo x200

I can't make my Debian work with Lenovo x200's Bluetooth. According to specification, there is Bluetooth adapter, but I cant find it with lspci, lsusb and dmesg root@altera-laptop:~# lspci 00:00.0 ...
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Can I use several bluetooth headsets?

I want to watch movies with my friends. It seems that I can select one device as default audio. What about if I want to watch with my friends?
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Play phone's audio through GNU/Linux server over bluetooth

I'd like to let my phone play its music via my home-server's speakers. This home-server is a headless OrangePi box running Debian (and with a bluetooth dongle in one of its USB ports). I followed ...
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Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 can't connect with Dell M6800 even pairing successfully

This problem drives me crazy, I did everything I can.. The headset "Plantronics BackBeat GO 2" can connect with my iPad, my Android phone and my Lenovo laptop, however, it can't work with my laptop ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad is working great, then randomly stops until hciconfig reset

I paired a Apple Magic Trackpad with my laptop through the kde bluetooth system. It works fine until I touch it with too many fingers or swipe it too much resembling some sort of a gesture (or until ...
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How do I remap Home Button key with Escape key on Apple keyboard?

I bought a bluetooth keyboard for $13, and it's pretty good except instead of the Esc key, there's a little square and it opens up Internet Explorer when it's pressed! I've tried 3 key remapping ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 MacbookPro Bluetooth not working

I just fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04 on My MacbookPro. Everything is working fine except for the Bluetooth. I'm trying to pair my MagicMouse and my phone but I cannot find any device. When I type ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Win8 64-bit Bluetooth Compatibility issues

When I try to install the Lenovo Official bluetooth driver on Win8 I get this [messages] (https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/400578_10152802867230198_482164324_n.jpg): my ...
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Bluetooth headset for Lenovo Thinkpad T420

I want to buy a headset which could connect wirelessly with Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I want to know if any bluetooth headset is compatible with it, or whether there is some technical specification I ...
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Can I enable Bluetooth on a Lenovo E520 running Windows 10?

I downloaded this driver, but Windows blocks the setup from running saying it's incompatible. Are there any way to get Bluetooth running on this computer?
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How to add Android phone as a COM port in Windows 10 (via Bluetooth)?

My phone is Meizu M2, which I'd like to connect with my Windows 10 PC (via Bluetooth). I'm using an external bluetooth adapter for the PC. There's an android app called "Arduino Bluetooth RC Car" (...
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Bluetooth headset randomly stops audio, continues after turning it off

I have a Bluetooth headset. When I connect it to my laptop (Thinkpad T520, Win 10), it plays music normally, but after a random time (5-20 minutes) it stops playing audio. The laptop still shows that ...
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How can I setup a Bluetooth device to serve web pages to a BT client via TCP/HTTP?

I'm thinking of making a linux-based Blueooth enabled device, which allows an external client (e.g. a laptop) to connect to it via TCP over Bluetooth and retrive web pages which allow it to interact ...