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

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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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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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How can I transfer multiple files at once over Bluetooth?

How can I transfer more than just one file at a time over Bluetooth from my desktop PC to my mobile phone? I have paired the two devices and I can send files from my PC to my phone, but only one file ...
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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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Windows crashes when connect to VPN Server over Bluetooth DUN

I have a 3G SIM Card in my phone which I can use to connect my notebook to the Internet via bluetooth dial-up. When I connect to the Internet this way, I have full access to the Internet. But if I try ...
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cannot send file over bluetooth on windows 8 pro; missing bluetooth file transfer

I recently performed a clean install of windows 8 pro on my asus ux31a. I was trying to send some pictures to my phone over bluetooth. I already scoured the net for some solution and I came up ...
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A2DP bluetooth device on win7 develops massive latency after a couple hours

I have no idea what to pin this on, and I'm going a little nuts ... I have these A2DP speakers: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-USB-Speaker-Z515/dp/B003VAHYXW they're great. I got a deal on ...
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How to prevent Windows 8 turning off bluetooth power?

I have a Samsung 700 tablet onto which I've just installed Windows 8. My bluetooth device enters an error state shortly after installing its drivers. I've had this issue before and on a previous ...
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Debian Bluetooth headphones not working [closed]

Hardware Headphones Bluetooth dongle Maybe not exactly these models. Setup I tried to follow some guides, here's what I've done so far: Install software: sudo apt-get install bluez-utils ...
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Possible to use a bluetooth headset for phones with Windows 7?

I'm relatively new to the Bluetooth mess. I don't understand why there should be any reason that I cannot use a Bluetooth headset designed for a phone (I have a Motorola HX550) on a PC to, say, make ...
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Apple Bluetooth keyboard is sometimes unresponsive, but becomes responsive again when Bluetooth -> Keyboard properties -> Services tab is opened

The Apple bluetooth wireless keyboard is installed on Windows, sometime it becomes unresponsive (meaning nothing that's typed in is received by the computer), but it becomes responsive again when I ...
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Is it possible to sequentially use one bluetooth keyboard with two Windows PCs?

I do have one bluetooth keyboard that I would like to sequentially use with two laptops. I can pair it to both laptops with the same key, but it still only works with the laptop I last paired it to. ...
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How to use bluetooth devices under two different operation systems?

I've got an magic mouse and an apple bluetooth keyboard. I usually run ubuntu on my computer, but sometimes I need to use windows 7 from an external disk. Whenever I boot into the other system I ...
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Retrieve paired Bluetooth devices from console

Is there any way to retrieve all paired bluetooth devices ("Friendly name" and MAC-Adress) from the console? Is there any universal solution for any Linux distribution? In case there isn't: I'm using ...
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Logitech H800 bluetooth headset with Dell XPS1330

When I use my H800 bluetooth headset I can get everything working except of Stereo audio. I have tried to re-install the driver, but I fail. Obviously I cannot find the proper driver, I have tried ...
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Automatically connect my laptop to the internet via Bluetooth

I often tether my laptop through my iPhone to go online when I'm out and about. Right now I do this manually by looking at the list of available Bluetooth devices and choosing "connect using access ...
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Bluetooth pairing on the command line in Ubuntu 11.10

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and try to connect to a Bluetooth device from the command line but I always need to enter the PIN in a graphical dialog box. The commands I use: root@ubuntu:~# hcitool scan ...
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Phone detection? [closed]

I'd like to uniquely identify all wireless devices (phones, tablets, etc) within range. I don't care how far the devices are nor do I need to send them anything. I just want to be able to say: phone ...
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Are there any softwares on Windows to measure bluetooth signal strength?

I was wondering if there are any softwares on windows that can measure the signal strength of the connected bluetooth device?
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Built-In Bluetooth not even showing up in Device Manager

Hey guys. So I had an Asus P8P67 Deluxe which has built-in bluetooth and it worked wonderfully. Today I received an Asus P8Z68-V Pro which replaced the Deluxe because the Deluxe was pre-B3, that is, ...
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Bluetooth proximity in OSX

Is there a way or an application in OSX that can tell me if a Bluetooth device is near the computer? Maybe via signal strength? I know there are things out there to check for the existence of a ...
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HP Envy no longer detects MS 5000 mouse

I bought an Envy 17 laptop running Windows 7 Professional x64. Everything worked fine. My brother showed me Magicka. Decided to buy it. Found I needed a middle button (why don't laptops have middle ...
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Using a cell phone as a PC remote control [closed]

I have a sony ericsson phone that can control any PC using bluetooth, as long as it has permission to do so, of course. It doesn't require any server software of any kind, it just works out of the ...
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Does this peripheral exist? Bluetooth To 3.5mm audio

I'm looking for a device that receives audio via bluetooth and outputs it via 3.5mm audio jack. The purpose of this would be to plug it into my car's 3.5mm audio jack and leave it there, and connect ...
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Why a bluetooth headset for mobile phones doesn't work on a PC?

Why a bluetooth headset like this one, which works well on a cell phone, doesn't work on a computer? I can pair the headset with my laptop with no problems. And it's even recognized as an audio ...
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Using keyboard attached to PC or Mac as Bluetooth keyboard for iPad?

I would like to use my computer keyboard (USB) as a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad, while I am using it with my computer. I was hoping their was an "app for that" that I could run on either Mac or ...
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What does the BlueZ applet in Gnome do “behind the scenes”?

I have this Apple wireless keyboard that I've successfully paired and gotten to work with my Ubuntu laptop (using a bluetooth dongle). The laptop is running 9.04 Jaunty and I used the nice little ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to share laptop internet to phone via bluetooth?

How do I make it so that my laptop, while connected to the wifi, will share it's internet connection to my Android phone via bluetooth? When I try to search for it, I keep getting solutions for the ...
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Disable bluetooth control dialog from popping up when a track change occurs?

I use a wired set of headphones when I have my laptop docked and connect to my phone using the Bluetooth audio sink in order to play music. This all works great, I just open the device profile and ...
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Power consumption Bluetooth 4 vs 3.5mm

I'm in my work car a lot and my only option currently for getting music/podcasts to my car speakers is a 3.5mm AUX port on the dash. I was wondering what the power consumption difference between ...
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Convert Bluetooth Headset to 3.5mm Stereo Out And Mic In (Duplex)

I know stereo 3.5mm jack to Bluetooth dongles exist for Bluetooth headphones. But what if this is for a Bluetooth headset with a Mic? Are there Bluetooth dongles for line-in also? For example, my ...
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How do I stream audio from Android to Windows 8 over bluetooth?

I'm trying to find a way to stream audio from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to my Windows 8 Laptop using bluetooth. The devices are paired, but I cannot find a way to stream music. Is it even possible?
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Bluetooth not seeing mouse (Fedora)

I have a Lenovo S10 'netbook' that I've installed Fedora 17 ("LXDE spin") on. So far pretty much everything works great, except, the on-board Bluetooth. lsusb shows the controller present (0a5c:2101 ...
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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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Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Bluetooth 4.0 with Headset

I have a Samsung Laptop running Windows 7 x64 with a Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Bluetooth 4.0 radio which I have paired with a Motorola Razor Bluetooth headset. Whenever the the headset connects ...
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Macbook 1.1 + Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook 5000 + Win 7 Bootcamp

Hopefully someone knows the answer to this... I have an old Macbook 1.1 (snow leopard 10.68) with Win 7 Ultimate in a dual boot (using Bootcamp drivers)... My Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook 5000 works ...
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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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Problems with bluetooth headset on fedora 17

I tried bluetooth-wizard and bluedevil. It didn't work. I'm trying to use my bluetooth headset on my Dell Inspiron 1525, running Fedora 17, using a dongle. lsusb lists the dongle as follows: ...
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Creative D200, MacBook Pro and Windows 7

I have a problem with bluetooth speakers Creative D200 on MacBook Pro running Windows 7. This question appends on: Broadcom bluetooth driver for Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Do You have any solution for ...
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Gentoo Gnome 3 Bluetooth cannot receive file

My system is Gentoo Gnome3, all up to date. After my phone has paired with my computer, I can send files to my phone, I can also browse the files on my phone. But I cannot use my phone to send a file ...
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Can I set bluetooth dial-up connections as metered?

I connect to my metered internet connection through bluetooth dialup. Windows 8 has special support for metered connections in order to track and reduce data usage, but the option seems to be missing ...
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Play/stream from a Windows PC to multiple Bluetooth speakers at once

I'd like to use my Windows PC to stream/play music to 4/5 Bluetooth speakers at a small party outside, but Windows let me select only one of them per time. Is it possible to stream to multiple ...
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Multiple Bluetooth dongle?

Can a single computer support 2 Bluetooth dongle to have 10+ functional Slave devices in piconet?
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard on Fedora 15

I have an Apple Wireless bluetooth keyboard that I'd like to use with my Laptop running Fedora 15. The Bluetooth GUI tool is being extremely unhelpful. It simply shows the keyboard in the list of ...