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

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How can I prevent my Apple Magic Mouse from becoming disconnected while using it on a laptop running Windows 7?

I have an unused Apple Magic Mouse, so I paired it with a Dell Latitude E5530 running Windows 7. The connection is unstable at best. I have periods of connectedness (sometimes lasting an hour or more) ...
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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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Can't connect bluetooth keyboard directly to vmware

I want the Vmware system use my bluetooth keyboard and my host use USB keyboard, so i disconnect the bluetooth adapter to the host , and connect it to vmware. And then pair it, it's all right and i ...
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Bluetooth / Bluez: No reply to ping over bnepX interface

I have trialed to use Network, NAP profiles on Bluetooth. On Host, xUbuntu 13.04 I have followed as here. This Host or XUbuntu machine is behind proxy & runs on virtual machine. It is ...
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Why can't I stay connected to my Linux bluetooth serial port?

I have a USB bluetooth dongle on a Linux 3.12.5 ARM system. I have been able to make it pairable via: bluetooth-agent 0000 & And then pairing via from my phone. Then, I create a serial port on ...
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Determine type and brand of Bluetooth card in laptop? [duplicate]

I'm working on migrating my Windows 7 machine over to Linux and I'm researching compatibility. I've been able to determine the main things such as my video card, processor, storage, WiFi card, etc. ...
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Mavericks Toggling Bluetooth Device Suspend Every 3 Seconds

Since updating to OSX Mavericks, my Bluetooth audio devices have had an annoying problem. When no sound is playing through a connected Bluetooth device, the device will produce a popping sound every ...
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Listen to Bluetooth mic-in via Speaker (Mobile and PC)

Situation: We are trying to combine a Bluetooth headset mic and a USB Speaker so that we don't need external power supply, and the mic-speaker system works fine with just a laptop with battery. These ...
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Trust bluetooth 3.0 USB adapter on Linux

I bought Trust bluetooth 3.0 USB adapter. It works on my windows PC, but I'm not able to use it on my Ubuntu machine. lsusb shows me this device Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:3002 Atheros ...
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Cannot pair bluetooth Wacom Stylus to Windows 8

(Disclaimer: I know this pen is meant for iPads etc. but I sort of want to hack it for windows 8 - I don't care about the pen part, we just wanted to have a go with the buttons). We have a Wacom ...
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How do I use my phone for SMS (while connected via bluetooth)

I connected my Nexus 5 to my Windows 8 computer via bluetooth, with the hopes that I could do 2 things. Use my computer to send SMS messages Use me computer as a headset (with my microphone and ...
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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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Bad sound through bluetooth headphones

I have some problems with sound quality on bluetooth headphones. I bought a pair of Acoustic CHP600BT Solutions Bluetooth Headphones - Black headphones a couple days ago, and now then I have those I ...
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Creating a shortcut to connect to a Bluetooth PAN in Win8

I have paired my cell phone with my computer via bluetooth. Whenever I want to use its network connection (over a Bluetooth PAN), I need to click on the Bluetooth Icon, select "Join a Personal Area ...
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Is there a way I can share a bluetooth mouse between two OSs on the same computer?

I'm dual booting between Linux Mint 16 and Windows 8 on my laptop, and I use a bluetooth mouse. Is there any way I can hack together a solution so that my mouse will work on both OSs without having to ...
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Can't connect/pair/discover BT keyboard to computer

I've got me one of these (Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard) but I can't find any way to make my computer see the device. There's no button to press and I've put the receiver into an USB-port. All ...
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Android Bluetooth tethering, speed capped to 700 kbps?

I'm trying to use my Android HTC One for Bluetooth tethering (via Bluetooth PAN), so I can access internet on my Windows tablet (Dell Venue 8 Pro). It works but I can't get any speed higher than 0.7 ...
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Transfer files via bluetooth between two PCs [duplicate]

Sending a file from one computer to another is possible by pairing the two devices, but then there will be a sender and a recepient. Is it possible to allow two computers to be able to exchange files ...
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pairing bluetooth digital speaker to mac

I just bought a Westinghouse digital bluetooth wireless speaker. Customer service doesn't know mac. Turned on bluetooth power with your help but don't know what to do now. Help please. think i need to ...
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Is there anyway to use Bluetooth SPP on Mac OSX Mavericks

I am working a project that transmits data over Bluetooth SPP and would like to use Mac OS X "Mavericks" as an interface. I have read that certain options in the Bluetooth Menu in System Preferences ...
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Finding unique data for Bluetooth Low Energy connected HID device Windows8.1

I am trying to read out any type of information that can tell me if a Bluetooth Low Energy HID device (mouse/keyboard) has been connected previously to a computer with Windows 8.1 (which has the BLE ...
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set tx power level in CSR8510 using hcitool

I have a generic USB Bluetooth LE dongle, which uses the CSR-8510 chip. I've found some documentation that suggests that this chip has multiple TX power levels. Is there a way (perhaps with ...
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Create Bluetooth PAN between iPhone and Windows (Reverse Tethering)

It's really easy to create a Bluetooth personal area network between iPhone and MAC OS X. On Windows, it's quite difficult. We can pair iPhone but the link icon never appears in iOS status bar. The ...
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Error: “Cannot start Object Push Profile (OBEX OPP) service” when tried to transfer file from Android phone via bluetooth,Why?

In Windows 8.1 when I try to send file from Andoid device to PC via bluetooth it shows - Error: "Cannot start Object Push Profile (OBEX OPP) service" As far as I gusess,in Windows bluetooth stack ...
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Bluetooth headset turns off when Skype call ends

For about 6 months, I haven't been able to use Skype because when I end a Skype call, my Plantronics Callisto headset gets turned off. I'm paralyzed so I can't turn it on manually. I have a Sony VAIO ...
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Does a solution exist for using an Apple Thunderbolt Display/Apple Wireless Keyboard/Apple Magic Mouse with both PC and Mac switched by a form of KVM?

I've got an fairly complex setup at home, and desktop clutter (extra keyboards, displays, and mice) are the bane of my existence. I'm composing this question on a Mid 2010 27" iMac, which has ...
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Clear bluetooth devices list in Windows 8

I had bluetooth enabled while I was at my university. Little did I know, my Windows 8 laptop was keeping a record of all bluetooth devices it could find. Now, I have a monstrous list of bluetooth ...
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Dell Inspiron Bluetooth not working

So i just recently setup my Dell Inspiron E1505 and it has done great. It runs alot faster than my old computer and now has windows XP service pack 3... recently I noticed that there was another ...
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“System Folder” showing up under My Computer

Long story short, I hooked up my Android phone via Bluetooth to my Windows 8 pc. After I was no longer going to use the phone with the pc I undid the connection and went to Devices and Printers on my ...
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How to connect multiple bluetooth A2DP/HFP-compatible phones to one bluetooth headset?

I need to be able to use anytime - and anywhere! - three mobile phones with a single bluetooth headset. Mobiles and headset supports A2DP and HFP bluetooth v2.0 profiles. I do not need to ...
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What is a Bluetooth enumerator device?

My computer has a bluetooth device which uses the default Windows 7 driver stack. When the "Generic Bluetooth Adapter" device is activated in the device manager, a device named "Microsoft Bluetooth ...
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How does Windows determine which network status icon to show?

I installed Bluesoleil to experiment with an old Bluetooth adapter, and then I uninstalled it. After it was uninstalled, the systray icon for network status always shows a red X. However, I'm ...
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Is it possible to use a computer to type a text message, and send that message through bluetooth so that I can send it with my cellphone?

I don't have a sophisticated phone, it's a recent Nokia C201, it has the classics: bluetooth, color screen... Since text messages are a pain to type with the T9 numeric dial buttons, I was wondering ...
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Why does ubuntu support a2dp but windows doesn't?

I have an Intel Proset/Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 integrated card, In ubuntu it detects my bluetooth headphones (Philips SHB4000) and I can stream audio to them, but Windows can't, I can't find the a2dp ...
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Windows asks me for a bluetooth pairing code for my headset

I have a Motorola / Sol Republic Tracks Air bluetooth headset. It works fine with both of my phones, and now I'm trying to use it to listen to the audio on my Windows 7 laptop. I have a cheap, ...
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Bluetooth On/Off toggle not showing in Windows 8.1 PC Settings

I have recently purchased a cheap Bluetooth USB dongle from a local shop and plugged it in into my freshly installed Windows 8.1 Pro laptop, as it did not come with a Bluetooth adapter installed. All ...
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Bluetooth audio out of sync with Internal Speakers (OS X)

I have a new Bose Soundlink Wireless 2 Speaker that I've paired to to my iMac with Bluetooth. It works fine, but I'm having some difficulties getting things working the way I want. My main issue is ...
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Chrome cannot find Chromecast with Toshiba Bluetooth stack

Chrome cannot find my Chromecast on my Windows 7 (x64) machine. I've gone through the usual troubleshooting: they're both connected to the same wireless network: All the while, the Chromecast ...
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Item is not accepted while trying to send contacts by bluetooth

I am trying to send contacts from SonyEriccson mobile to Windows 8 by Bluetooth. Mobile phone starts transferring, for a moment filename (can't catch it) appears, and then the message says "Item is ...
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How can I transfer photos and files from Nokia 2760?

I need to transfer files from an old Nokia 2760 to another device. I connect the phone via Bluetooth with a notebook and an Android smartphone, but I have not find the solution. Many of these ...
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Why can't certain passwords be entered using ipad bluetooth keyboard?

Using an iPad 2 and a Zagg Folio bluetooth keyboard, I can't type the password to certain WiFi setups which require a guest login via a web page. The access point has no security, but you can't access ...
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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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How to play system sounds on internal sound card and other sounds on bluetooth audio (win7)

On my Windows 7 system is a bluetooth adapter attached which connects to my external bluetooth speakers. I want to redirect only specific applications (i.e. web radio, spotify) to bluetooth, but all ...
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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 ...