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

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How do I play audio through a Bluetooth headset in Windows 7?

I recently did an in-place upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 RTM. For the most part, things have gone brilliantly. The only issue I've been facing is regarding my Bluetooth headset, a Dell BH200. The ...
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Is there any benefit to plugging a USB 2.0 device into a USB 3.0 port?

I know USB 3.0 is almost entirely backward-compatible, and I know that it introduces a new speed that USB 2.0 devices aren't capable of, but is there any advantage to having a USB 2.0 device in a USB ...
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How to enable Bluetooth in Mac with shortcut or command line?

I accidentally disabled the Bluetooth on Mac OS. I can't enable it because my Bluetooth based keyboard and mouse are now disabled. I found a USB based keyboard I can use, so how can I enable ...
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Can I use my PC as a Bluetooth headset for my mobile phone?

I have a very good headset and have become quite fond of making all my calls on my PC with Skype. In fact, whenever someone calls my mobile phone, I ask them to call back on my Skype-In number. My ...
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Use PC internet on mobile phone via bluetooth

I want to use my Windows 7 PC's dial up internet with my cell phone (Nokia N73) via Blutooth connection. Can I do that with some program?
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Do Bluetooth repeaters exist?

We have two Android phones (Vibrants) and a regular land-line at home. We bought a cordless system that has Bluetooth built-in (Panasonic KX-TGA651) so that we can use the cordless phones to answer ...
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How to configure Linux to act as a Bluetooth RFCOMM SPP server?

I'm writing a phone app for Android that connects to a bluetooth RFCOMM device in my car. My phone app talks AT commands with it. For development work, I often need to communicate with the device to ...
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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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Use laptop as bluetooth keyboard?

Does anyone know of a piece of software that will let me use my laptop (in this case OS X, but software for any OS would be interesting) as a bluetooth keyboard / mouse for use on another machine? In ...
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How to script Bluetooth on/off and Tethering on Snow Leopard

The Bluetooth / Tethering features in OSX are excellent. But they could be a little bit better. Is there a way to script (via AppleScript?) turning the bluetooth radio on and off, so that I could bind ...
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How to turn on/off Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

In Windows 8 this switch was in PC settings near WiFi and mobile broadband switches. Now after updating to 8.1 Preview WiFi and mobile switches moved to the Network fly out panel (what is good, imho), ...
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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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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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Tips for locating my stolen computer?

I'm in a bit of a panic, my new Powerbook laptop was stolen. I had no mobile me, or security software installed on the computer. I have the MAC address of the computer as well as the serial number. Is ...
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Transfering a 15gb folder from 1 macbook to another

I need to copy a folder of 15GB in size from 1 Macbook laptop to another. The both have wireless cards obviously. And Bluetooth. I have a normal network cable (ethernet). What options do I have in ...
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Connecting to internet via phone on Linux

I have a Sony Ericsson C702 phone with a flat fee internet subscription (GPRS/UMTS). I'd like to connect my Linux (Kubuntu 9.04) laptop to internet via this phone, using bluetooth (I also have a cable ...
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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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home wireless network by bluetooth

Does anyone know if is possible to create a home wireless network by a usb bluetooth port between two pcs? (By the way I have a windows 2000 as operative system running in one of them and windows xp ...
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Sending Files Via Bluetooth

Is there any way of sending files through bluetooth, from one computer to another?
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Samsumg WEP470 bluetooth headset won't work in Windows 7

I'm trying to use my Samsung WEP470 bluetooth headset with Windows 7 for VOIP apps. When I try to "Add a Bluetooth Device" in the control panel, it detects the headset and installs a driver. ...
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Not able to receive signal from bluetooth module on PC, works on mobile

I am using an IR receiver with a baud rate 9600, which sends signal to a bluetooth module. I am able to see the data which is sent, on a mobile device with a simple BT terminal application. However, ...
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Bluetooth not working on Inspiron 9400

It used to work when I had Windows XP installed, but now, with Windows 7, it isn't even showing up in my device manager. I tried updating the drivers but that didn't fix the issue?
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How can I disable the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack Popup when I connect my headset?

I have a USB Bluetooth radio to connect my jawbone headset to my computer. I'm currently using the Toshiba Stack on Windows 8 Professional and it works fine, however I want to disable the popups that ...
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Broadcom bluetooth driver for Windows 7 on MacBook Pro

I have installed Windows 7 on MacBook Pro using BootCamp. Usually when turning my Bluetooth headset on and trying to pair it with Mac for the first time, Windows fails to install the drivers and opens ...
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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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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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Finding Bluetooth link key in Windows 7, to double pair a device on dualboot computer

How can I dig up the Bluetooth link key for a paired device in Windows 7? Is this something that is dependent on the Bluetooth stack I'm using (Toshiba), or is there a generic place to store these in ...
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Using a Windows computer as a Bluetooth input device for another computer/device

Ok, I realize this is a totally backwards use-case but I've got to imagine it's technically possible. I have an android tablet (Acer A500) that I use at work to get to personal email and IM since I ...
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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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Is Bluetooth tethering slower than WiFi?

I'm tethering a Galaxy Nexus (running Android 4.0) with my Macbook Pro (2009 model, running Mac OS X 10.7). What's the difference between Bluetooth and WiFi tethering in terms of: latency bandwidth ...
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How can I install Microsoft Bluetooth Stack on my laptop

The toshiba bluetooth stack is giving me a hard time to manage and I want to switch to Microsoft's. My netbook uses Microsoft's and I am fine with it. How can I install it on my laptop. I followed ...
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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: ...
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Does it use less power to connect to a tethered phone using USB or wifi or bluetooth?

If you are tethering to the internet through your mobile and your notebook is low on power you may want that connection to use the least possible power for your notebook. A USB connection will charge ...
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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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Sound quality in bluetooth headphones doesn't change to high

My Bluetooth headset Philips SHB6610 has several profiles. It can work as low-quality sound headset (HFP) and high-quality sound headphones (A2DP). Typically whenever I start to play the music in my ...
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How do I turn on Bluetooth on a Dell Latitude E6410?

I have recently acquired a Dell Latitude E6410. It's great, but I can't get Bluetooth to work. I have enabled Bluetooth for the wireless switch in the BIOS. However, whenever I try and install the ...
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Use an iPhone as a bluetooth headset for a Mac?

Is there any way, such as an iPhone app, that will let me connect my iPhone to my iMac via bluetooth, so that the iMac pushes all audio through the iPhone? Specifically, what I'm looking to do is be ...
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How to disconnect Apple Wireless Keyboard without accessing the paired computer?

I have a bluetooth Apple Wireless Keyboard that is paired to a machine I cannot currently access to disconnect the keyboard. How can I unpair it from this computer to use it with another machine?
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Quality of bluetooth headsets as microphone

I'm thinking about getting a bluetooth headset to use primarily as computer microphone. Question is: do they typically have good quality compared to traditional wireless microphones (or classic wired ...
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Can Bluetooth headphones (Jabra BT 8010) be used as PC microphone

I'm planning to buy a bluetooth headset (Jabra 8010) for chatting on PC. Can anyone confirm whether bluetooth headphones will work as microphone with PC. I just want to have wireless voice chat on my ...
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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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Windows 7 scroll wheel settings are lost after resume from sleep

After my Windows 7 resumes from sleep, the mouse scroll wheel settings that specify the number of lines are always set to 1. I have this set to 5, but it changes to 1 after every resume from sleep. ...
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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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Pairing Sony bluetooth headphones with my PC, under Windows 7

I have the Sony DR-BT50 wireless headphones. I've been able to successfully pair them to my iPhone and play music through them, but no such luck with my PC. I can add it to the bluetooth devices, ...
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How to send Bluetooth audio to non-Bluetooth speakers?

In short, I am looking for a Bluetooth->3.5 mini stereo converter. What is this type of device called, and what are some of the best models (is there a difference in audio quality/lag)? I wish to ...
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Adapter to turn wired USB keyboard wireless? [closed]

I've got a wired USB keyboard that I really like. I know it is a long shot, but is there a way to turn it into a wireless (maybe even Bluetooth) keyboard through some sort of adapter or hack?
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Poor Bluetooth audio quality and delays on Dell Latitude with Windows 7

I have been trying to use an LG Tone (HBS700) Bluetooth headset on Windows 7 with mixed results. The PC is a Dell Latitude E6320, and the Bluetooth adapter is the Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth module ...
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Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. Bluetooth USB dongle Drivers

I need drivers for Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. Bluetooth USB dongle. Can you help me to find it?
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windows 8 tablet keyboard has no pause break key

I've got a Samsung Slate Windows 8 tablet. There is no break/pause key on the bluetooth keyboard. How can I remap those keys or is there a work around? These keys are relevant to programmers as ...
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PC as Bluetooth speakers

I know that: There are Bluetooth speakers for my phone and for my iPod My desktop computer has Bluetooth dongle My desktop has speakers attached to it;) So, my question is: can I use my desktop PC ...