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

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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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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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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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how can I disable my bluetooth's desire to connect to a wireless keyboard?

How can I get my laptop to stop wanting to connect to an external keyboard? It's like it's fallen in love with this one time when it was connected, and now the builtin keyboard and trackpad don't ...
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Why would Bluetooth Atheros want to access Skype?

I downloaded Skype and after running it, it says Bluetooth Atheros wants to access Skype. Why?
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How to connect a Bluetooth network connection using the command line

I can enable a Local Area Network interface for my machine with the command netsh interface set interface "Local Area Connection" ENABLED Is there an equivalent command to connect a bluetooth ...
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how to use bluetooth headset on pc

i have a bluetooth headset for my phone, but use skype quite a lot and was wanting toi know how to use my headset for my pc to make it wireless. i have a bluetooth adaptor for my pc installed, and ...
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why do I have to re-install my bluetooth mouse every time I re-connect it?

I have a MoGo bluetooth mouse. It's pretty sweet, fits in the PCMCIA slot, charges through the same hole. I have to remove the device and re-find it every time that I want to use it with my ...
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How to pair with bluetooth speaker using USB bluetooth dongle?

I've attached a bluetooth dongle to my Win-7 Laptop. It showed up in my devices group, but now how do I pair it to my bluetooth speakers and play music from either a media player program, and more ...
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Simultaneous use of A2DP and HFP bluetooth profiles

Is there any general support for this in any OS? I'm trying to use my Sennheiser URBANITE XL Wireless headphones to play a game on Windows 10 and talk on Teamspeak simultaneously. I can't figure out ...
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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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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 direction?...
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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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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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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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How to prevent unauthorized access to bluetooth speakers?

I have the Soundsticks Wireless speakers. They support bluetooth but also have a regular 3.5mm audio jack. My issue is that neighbors can pair with the speakers and play audio and I don't know how to ...
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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 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 ...
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Activate Bluetooth on a Dell Precision M4600, how to do that?

I already checked inside the BIOS. There you can control, whether Bluetooth and WLAN belong together when using the hardware switch on the right side of the device. This is the case in my situation. ...
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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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Bluetooth audio sink

I have a Belkin Music Receiver that acts as an audio sink. It works great with my Android but I'd also like to play through my PC. The device has paired and shows in my devices list but not in my ...
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How can I uninstall Broadcom Bluetooth software that won't disappear in Windows XP?

My situation is similar to this question for Windows 7, except my OS is Windows XP SP3. I have recently realized I made the mistake of buying a Bluetooth adapter and installing the Broadcom/Widcomm ...
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What software can listen to a Bluetooth audio stream?

I have an android smartphone that streams audio via Bluetooth. I want to play that audio via a PC running Windows Vista. What software would you recommend to install on the PC side?
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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 can I do with bluetooth connection between Mac Book Pro and iPod Touch?

First time apple computer owner here, and also first time bluetooth-anything user. I have a 2nd gen iPod Touch and established a bluetooth connection with my new mac book pro. But, it wasn't clear ...
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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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how to play audio from android to Windows 8.1 PC over bluetooth?

I am looking for a way to stream any audio from any app or music source from my samsung galaxy s4 to my windows 8.1 computer. All suggestions in similar threads did not work. I can only stream music ...
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How can I toggle Bluetooth on and off via a shortcut or script in Windows 8.1?

Before upgrading to Windows 8.1 I used the bluetooth icon in the notifications area to turn bluetooth on and off. Now, in Windows 8.1 it requires about 6 clicks to get this job done through the new ...
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Why won't some Bluetooth keyboards pair in Windows 8.1?

I've got three different Bluetooth keyboards that I use on my Windows 8.1 PC. Apple Wireless Keyboard Logitech K810 Generic knockoff version on an Apple Wireless Keyboard by iClever I've been ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get bluetooth to work on Windows Server 2012?

Apparently Windows Server 2012 does not support Bluetooth out of the box? Is there any way to get Bluetooth to work? I went to the manufacturers' website and found this link: http://www.present-with-...
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Applescript to connect to bluetooth device

I'm trying to create an applescript to allow me to connect to a bluetooth device by it's Bluetooth ID. So far, i've managed to get an applescript to turn on bluetooth if it's off. Here's the code: ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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Disable Connected / Connection Lost bezels on OS X

Is there a way to disable the notifications shown when the connection status of a Bluetooth device changes? (Either globally or per device.) You could remove /System/Library/LoginPlugins/...
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How to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard to automatically connect to my Bluetooth Speakers for sound output?

I have a bluetooth speaker that I use for audio output on Snow Leopard (the Sony SRS-BT100). Generally I like it, except for one thing: When my laptop wakes from sleep it does not automatically ...
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Which BlueTooth dongles are supported under Ubuntu 9.04?

I am trying to use a BlueTooth-based Apple keyboard under Ubuntu 9.04 and although the device is visible from the Bluetooth window, I cannot connect (or bond) to it. When prompted to type the actual 4-...
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What's the difference between Wifi and Bluetooth?

What is the difference between Wifi (802.11 "wireless") and Bluetooth?
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Is bluetooth a standard or a technology?

typical definitions say "bluetooth is a standard" but, at times bluetooth is referred to as "bluetooth technology"
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How to force hcitool scan

I'm using hcitool to discover BT devices. hcitool scan I works great but when it succeeds, the successive invocations will return the contents of the discovery cache and return immediately. I need ...
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Bluetooth A2DP profile and poor sound quality

I have bought a YMB-10 module lately. This is a Bluetooth wireless audio receiver you can connect to your stereo to listen to music played from your mobile or laptop etc. I tried to play some music ...
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How can I set Bluetooth connection priority for various devices?

How can I set up Bluetooth devices with a set of connection priority rules, so that they connect to the correct device. Ideally, my phone(Android) would prefer connection to car > laptop > PC. My ...
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Reset Bluetooth Components Without Having to Reboot

Sometimes the bluetooth on my laptop fails to connect properly (either not at all, or sometimes with terrible quality) to a pair of stereo headphones. Often times I've been able to recover normal ...
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One Mouse, Two Computers, One-Click Switch

I have two computers set up next to each other - one Mac and one PC. Is there a mouse out there (Bluetooth, perhaps?) that I can use on both - one computer at a time - without linking the desktops? I'...
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Enabling windows 7 to allow bluetooth file transfers without confirmation

I have a phone that I am using to transfer file in between my various computer using bluetooth. I can easily push files from my computers onto my phone quickly and easily (computers run windows 7, ...
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Quick copy and paste over Bluetooth

Can I make quick copy & pastes between devices over Bluetooth? I know how to move files between devices but have always felt that a clipboard-like approach would be a great feature. Examples: ...
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Annoying sound from microphone in headphone

I recently bought a Plantronics bluetooth headset for VOIP in Skype. But I am facing an annoying problem. The microphone is really sensitive and I could hear all the background noises and my sound ...