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

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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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How to properly connect Logitech bluetooth headphones in an HCL ME laptop?

I have a HCL ME laptop running Windows 7. When I connect my Logitech 981-000463 Wireless Headset in my HCL ME laptop, I can see the headphone icon, but when I right-click on the icon there is not a ...
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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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Disconnected device still visible in /dev

When my Bluetooth GPS logger disconnects it's removed from the Bluetooth devices list in the statusbar on OS X but I can still see it mapped in /dev: ls /dev/tty\.* > /dev/tty.GPSDEVICE-SPPslave ...
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iPad/iOS using a bluetooth keyboard with own hardware keyboard

I use a bluetooth keyboard with programmer's dvorak layout with OSX. In the app store I see Dvorak software keyboards. I'm unsure if there are hardware keyboards My keyboard is qwerty but I changed ...
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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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Windows 8 Devices - Shortcuts

Just bought a cheapo 15.5 Vaio with Windows 8 pre-loaded. I was able to pair it with a Philips wireless headset and it was great. Thing is, each time I want to use this headset, I need to do this ...
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How to use Google Glass as a headset with MacBook?

I connected my Google Glass to my MacBook via Bluetooth, and Sound Preferences shows that I can select my Glass for audio output, but doing so does nothing. Google Glass makes no sound even though ...
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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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Debian Linux - “hcitool scan” does not find devices

I use free VMware player with Debian 7 image. I use Cambridge Silicone Radio Bluetooth USB adapter "hciconfig" shows me two interfaces (I don't know why two, and I don't know with which I should ...
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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 I share my Internet from my laptop by bluetooth?

I want to share the Internet from my Windows 7 using Bluetooth so my other devices can connect to Internet through my computer. Do you know if this is possible?
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My bluetooth headset just wouldnt connect to my desktop PC

I am using XTREME technology branded bluetooth headset. Though I am able to successfully pair and connect this headset with my mobile, I am unable to do the same with my XP desktop PC. I have inserted ...
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How to troubleshoot Bluetooth connectivity issues outside of Windows?

I am running Windows 8.1 on Asus X79-Delxue motherboard. I have installed all the latest drivers as of today. I have never been able to use Bluetooth on the computer. It can't find devices and devices ...
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How to set bluetooth headphones as default audio output?

My computer is a laptop Dell Inspiron N5110 with built-in Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 3.0 + High Speed Adapter. I want to use my new Bluetooth headphones Sennheiser MM 500-X as default ...
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Why do PS3 controller bluetooth drivers override the OS's bluetooth stack?

I hope this question is on-topic for this site since it might be a bit too technical and may be too gaming related as well. The PS3 controller can be used on Windows via programs like MotionInJoy and ...
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How can I find out what version of bluetooth my laptop supports?

Is there a place in Windows I can see this? I want to know if it supports bluetooth 3, and the specs are difficult to find!
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WiFi+BT AR5B22. When starting linux - BT disappears. Disappears at all

I have a problem with my laptop wireless card in linux (xubuntu or kali, you choose). It is a wifi(abgn)+BT4.0 miniPCI-E half module from Atheros. FCC ID is PPD-AR5B22 (wikidevi have info about it: ...
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Fastest way to bluetooth tether a phone in Windows 8

As a web developer, connecting my laptop computer to the internet via bluetooth with my iphone is something I do several times a day. Is there an easy way to do this in Windows 8 that I'm missing? It ...
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Are there Bluetooth remote controls which will work on a Surface RT tablet?

I'm looking for a remote control for my Surface RT tablet. It should work with the Xbox Music app to skip tracks and adjust the volume. To avoid using up the single USB port it should be Bluetooth ...
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Tablet to laptop bluetooth storage

I was wondering if there was a way to connect my tablet to my laptop by bluetooth and access the contents as if it was wired in. Is this possible? Thanks
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Bluetooth radio device is not available

I reinstalled my Windows 7 operating system, and have since been unable to detect my Logitech m555b bluetooth mouse. Here is some info about my system: I have have a working connection with a ...
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Why can't I send files via my laptop's bluetooth?

Every time I try to send a file via my laptop's Bluetooth I get this error: So I headed over to my device manager and tried to update the drivers but it says that the device drivers could not be ...
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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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Which Bluetooth Stack supports APT-X on Windows 7

I'm thinking about buying wireless desktop speakers for ease of use with different audio sources (Notebooks, Mobile Phone etc.). For higher audio quality over the standard A2DP protocol there are ...
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Is Logitech H800 compatible with Linux?

I'm interested in buying the wireless Logitech H800 headset. But customer care told me that it isn't compatible with Linux. They say it's only compatible with Windows & Mac OS X. But I came to ...
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Bluetooth Headset pairs and appears in Sound Devices, but shows as Disconnected?

Edit: A random crash and a restart fixed this. Probably a restart would have sufficed. I recently got a TrueBlue TB-100T3 and tried pairing it with my computer (Windows 7 64-bit). At first it paired ...
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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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Problems with Bluetooth Mouse since upgrading PCs

I recently bought a Cherry MW 3000 bluetooth mouse whichs used to work perfectly (as perfectly as a wired mouse can work) now a couple of days ago, I upgraded my pc with new mainboard, new cpu and ...
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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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the connection was lost issue

I have Lenovo G580 laptop, I want to connect that with Nokia_X via bluetooth. the connection was successful and I have I can browse files through browse the files..., but while I want to send files ...
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Is Bluetooth faster than Wi-Fi?

I notice that on my iPhone, when I use my personal hot-spot to distribute Wi-Fi, if I have Bluetooth enabled, the phone will make a Bluetooth connection to my laptop instead of a Wi-Fi connection. ...
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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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Windows 8 / 8.1 / 8.1 Update 1 Bluetooth File Transfer

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've since updated it to Windows 8.1, and recently, 8.1 update 1. For an OS which focused on more mobile tech, I have to say, it sure made BlueTooth File ...
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Bluetooth “Remove Failed” (Windows 8)

My Windows 8 machine does not recognize a device which is connected via BlueTooth across a USB port. Apps are reporting the presence of COM1 and COM2, no others. I disconnected and reconnected my USB ...
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Open Bluetooth file transfer wizard in Windows 8

I have newly installed Windows 8 Pro in my laptop, I have hidden the Bluetooth tray icon from the notification bar: And now, I am not able to find the Bluetooth file transfer Wizard anywhere, ...
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Connecting to Bluetooth LE devices from command line in Windows 8

How can I connect to Bluetooth LE devices without using the inbox experience in Windows 8, preferably a command line tool?
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Cannot open /dev/rfcomm1 : Host is down

I am working on raspberry PI and on Bluetooth. I am using old raspberry pi kernel as the new one has got some bugs that were not resolved with respect to the bluez daemon. At present my kernel version ...
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What are the options of bluetooth-agent?

I found no answer to this simple question: What are the options that bluetooth-agent accepts? I am using raspbian, based on debian wheezy, which uses bluez v 4.99 the website of bluez has no ...
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Use bluetooth keyboard to access/edit BIOS?

Can I use a bluetooth keyboard to enter BIOS and edit the values there? I'm thinking of two scenarios: A new machine - no OS (yet). So to me seems no possibility to pair the keyboard. Hence no ...
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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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Blutooth Audio Problems on Mac Book Pro

Music audio plays fine from Mac Book Pro to a Vizio 54" sound bar but spoken audio breaks up...any clues? I've tried moving my computer closer. This only happens when playing back movies either from ...
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I want to use my mobile phone to play audio from my computer using Bluetooth

How can I connect my mobile phone to a computer over Bluetooth, so I can play sound using the phone's speaker? I would like to do two things using Bluetooth: Play computer audio over the mobile ...
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Wireless keyboard won't stop trying to pair

I have a mac book pro running osx lion. I was using a wireless keyboard for awhile but don't want to anymore. Now every minute or so the the keyboard is trying to reconnect. I don't want to shut ...
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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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Linux Connection Laptop with blueTooth

I have a problem. My laptop cannot connect to other device such as a mobile or a tablet via Bluetooth. lspci result: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM ...
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Can't use Arctic P311 bluetooth headset

I am using the Arctic P311 headset, with a Rocketfish bluetooth mini USB adapter. The operating system is Windows 7 64 bit SP1. The headset seems to be detected fine by the adapter. The computer ...
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Bluetooth device won't re-add after being removed (Windows 7)

I've got a SBH52 headset, it works fine on my android phone, then I tried to use it with my Windows 7 PC, then it won't work because Microsoft Windows dosen't have native support for A2DP connections ...
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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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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 ...