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

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Unpairing an already-paired Apple wireless keyboard

I have a Bluetooth Apple Wireless Keyboard that is paired to a machine I cannot currently access to unpair the keyboard. I would like to unpair it from this computer to use it with another machine. I ...
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Can you transfer files off the iPad with Bluetooth?

Can you transfer files off the iPad with Bluetooth? Or do you have to buy a 3rd party add-on? From Google, it seems like you needed a 3rd party app to do that.
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Bluetooth keyboard emulator on Windows, connected to iPhone

The iPhone is sitting on my desk, on my right, in a dock. It has a Bluetooth keyboard attached, so I waste less time lifting it, typing and then putting it back in. Is there a software on Windows ...
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Connect audio device with bluetooth dongle

a couple months ago i bought a Bluetooth 3.0+EDR headset (Philips SHB7000). Now i can connect with my phone without problems. But my laptop hasn't Bluetooth build-in, so i bought a Bluetooth 4.0 ...
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How to kick Jawbone ICON off iPhone to use with Mac

I've got a Jawbone ICON, which is paired to my PS3, my Macbook Air, and my iPhone 4. Most of the time I'm using it with my Macbook with A2DP. The problem is that when I turn it on, my iPhone ...
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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 mouse with different devices?

I had a bluetooth mouse that I connected with my PC. But when I wanted to connect it with another device it disconnected it with my PC and later on I had to connect it again with my PC if I wanted to ...
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How to auto-pair a bluetooth speaker with a mac?

I bought a bluetooth speaker (Creative Inspire S2). It connects to my Macbook Pro, but I have to manually pair them every time (say if the machine wakes up from stand-by/sleep mode). Is there a way ...
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Can I use my laptop's Bluetooth to hit 'redial' on mobile phone?

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 wondering: Right now, on ...
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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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Pairing a Bluetooth headset with Windows PC

I was wondering if it's possible to pair my Bluetooth headset (i.Tech Arrow 2) with my Windows 7, so that I can use it in Skype, for instance? Windows recognizes it, but it fails to find drivers for ...
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Limit to the number of devices that can be paired with a Bluetooth device?

I'm considering using Bluetooth as a wireless solution for a power saving system. Today I was told that there may be a 8 device limit for Bluetooth. I cannot find any information about this for ...
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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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Can't pair Android with Windows 7 via Bluetooth

I can't pair my Android phone with my Windows 7 x64. If I try to start the pairing in Android, after some time it says "Coudn't pair with PC because of an incorrect PIN or passkey", but I didn't even ...
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Is it possible to pair Microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse with Bluetooth?

I have purchased Wireless Desktop 2000 from Microsoft, a 2.4G wireless mouse and keyboard with a USB transceiver. After a while I lost the USB transceiver, so I'm trying to connect them with laptop's ...
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Can't get iTunes to pair with/play through my Harman/Kardan Bluetooth Speaker

I have a Toshiba Notebook running Vista that has bluetooth enabled. I've been able to connect it to my Harman/Kardan bluetooth speaker, but I can't get itunes to play through it. Is it possible and ...
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Bluetooth Speakers Turn Off Suddenly Windows 8.1

When my computer which is using Windows 8.1 goes to sleep mode, my bluetooth speakers turn off. Is there a setting to keep the speakers from turning off when the computer goes to sleep mode? Thanks.
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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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Use smartphone's bluetooth from ubuntu

I have an acer aspire one netbook (with ubuntu), without a bluetooth adapter. Is there a way to use my Smartphone's bluetooth from ubuntu connected with a USB cable?
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Can I directly specify the file name for fsquirt.exe and have it sent instantly?

Because modern mobile phones do not seem to work with my bluetooth software as Nokia did, I'm using microsoft's fsquirt.exe utility. I had tried to upgrade my notebook's bluetooth software but most ...
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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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Simultaneous Multipoint Bluetooth Receiver/Transmitter

I'm looking for a device/hack/anything that would be reasonably capable of the following: receive Bluetooth audio input stream and output it via RCA/3.5mm/whatever receive analog mic input (again, ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my Windows 7 partition. Unfortunately it is not finding any bluetooth devices. I have no issues whatsoever on the OSX partition ...
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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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Can anything be done about a bluetooth mouse moving sluggisly?

I have a bluetooth Logitech V470 mouse. It is a great mouse in every respect, but one - in comparison to my wired mouse (which is a really cheap regular vulgaris mouse (not even sure it is the model ...
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Is bluetooth 4.0 backwards compatible with bluetooth 2.0+EDR?

I have been unable to find an answer for this. The last spec I seem to find that mentions backward compatibility is 2.1.
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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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Getting error 734 the PPP Link control protocol was terminated

My GPRS Internet connection is active and I'm using Widcomm bluetooth software to connect to the internet. When I plug my bluetooth dongle and click on the dial-up networking option it gives me ...
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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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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. but I can ...
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Files from Android to Windows 8.1 pc

i would like to transfer some pictures from android phone to my windows 8.1 laptop over a bluetooth, but even when i paired the devices i don't have on the bt icon in windows buttons to send or ...
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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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Is it possible to connect PC and PS3 together using BlueTooth?

I just bought a PS3. I don't have WIFI at home, however, my computer has BlueTooth. I was wondering, is it possible to connect the computer with the PS3 using BlueTooth? Then I could just have my ...
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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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Logitech DiNovo Edge Bluetooth keyboard lag

I just bought myself a Logitech DiNovo Edge to use on my HTPC. Whenever I use the touch pad or hit a key, there is a delay (a little less than half a second, I'd guess) before the computer reacts - ...
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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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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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Can I use a mini PCI-E card in a standard motherboard with PCI/PCI Express slots?

I'm helping someone build a computer and they absolutely insist on having an internal Bluetooth adapter. I've been searching around for a PCI-E/PCI based Bluetooth adapter but I've had no luck ...
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Use a Bluetooth module from Asus A6Je in an Asus N53J

Can I use my old Bluetooth module from an Asus A6Je laptop in my new Asus N53J? Internal Bluetooth is available in more expensive versions of my current laptop, but not in mine.
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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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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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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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Pairing an Apple bluetooth keyboard with a Windows 7 PC

Is there a trick to pairing an Apple bluetooth keyboard with a Windows 7 PC (64 bit)? It is a Lenovo Q700 using an ioGear USB dongle. The dongle is functioning fine, but when I turn on the Apple ...
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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 ...