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

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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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Short Circuiting USB Device gives spark

I have a bluetooth adaptor that is not working very well. This is because its range is about 30cm, as the antenna is broken (I have checked with my phone and the bluetooth speaker). As I have had it ...
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How to connect MacBook to the Pulseaudio via bluetooth?

I'm running Fedora on a home server with wired speakers connected. I have set up the Pulseaudio as A2DP Bluetooth device. I can connect my Android phones to it and play music. But my MacBook fails to ...
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Why does play/pause on my Bluetooth headset not work with Spotify on Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8 (8.1 specifically) the play/pause button on my Sennheiser Bluetooth A2DP headphones does not play or pause Spotify. The track skip buttons work, but not the play/pause button. Windows 8 ...
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How to turn on Bluetooth without Fn + F2?

I would like to know if there is a way to turn my laptop's bluetooth adapter on, without the Fn + F2 keyboard shortcut? The reason is, for some reason, it does not work properly. Sometimes I have to ...
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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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Bluetooth audio control window on Windows 7 - Make it always visible?

I have my smartphone paired to my Windows 7 PC with bluetooth, to play audio (music) from the phone on the PC's speakers. While this pairing is active, I have a system tray / notification area icon ...
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Disconnect from bluetooth speakers on sleep, reconnect on wake

I have bluetooth harman kardon soundsticks. They're great but they stay connected to my macbook air during sleep. This means I can't pair my iPhone with them when my MacBook's sleeping. Is there any ...
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Using Smart TV bluetooth remote control to control a PC

Is there any way to use a Smart TV Bluetooth remote control to control a PC? Actually I have paired the remote with the PC and I see a device named "smart remotes" in device manager. But it does not ...
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Bluetooth PC cannot pair with Bluetooth Device. Why?

I bought a pretty little Bluetooth Keyboard the other day. Name: OfficeOne Bluetooth Keyboard Model: PJT-DKB283 Its packaging states that it can connect to Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 - and mac. The ...
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110v - 220v at USB charging [closed]

During my stay in the US, I bought a bluetooth wireless water restistant speaker that works with a 500 mAH UL listed battery and as it's manual states, it can be charged "using any USB port", ...
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Bluetooth headphones not working, randomly disconnect

So I've spent quite a bit of time trying to get these headphones to work. They're a pair of iKross foldable Bluetooth headphones, seen here. In order to get them to work with my computer, I also ...
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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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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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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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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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Fax from Mac OS X 10.6 via bluetooth phone?

I have my MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.8 set up to connect via Bluetooth to my Samsung Galaxy SII phone for file sharing and it works fine. Now, I am wondering if there is a way to use my phone as ...
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Set up bluetooth tethering windows 8 with galaxy s3

I'm looking instructions to tether my windows 8 laptop via Bluetooth with my Samsung Galaxy s3 android. I've enabled Bluetooth Tethering on the Samsung Galaxy S3. I've paired the devices on windows, ...
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How to use bluetooth keyboard with both Android and WIndows 8?

I purchased this Logitech bluetooth keyboard which, according to the specifications on the page, can switch between both Android and Windows 8 devices. I haven't figured out how to do this. Is a ...
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Windows 8.1 Bluetooth no work

After Windows 8.1 upgreade, Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth AR3012 quit working. The icon no longer appears in the tray by clock to turn on/off. I went to: This PC -> Properties -> Device Manager and this ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...