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Win 10 bluetooth connection to smartphone problem

Question: Win 10 bluetooth connection to smartphone problem

I have Win 10 laptop and an Galaxy S6 phone with Bluetooth activated on both and paired. I can send files/photos from the laptop to the phone but cannot seemingly send from the phone to the laptop. The phone indicates file sending failed.
Am I missing something here?

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Answer: Win 10 bluetooth connection to smartphone problem

Found the answer - On the laptop select Bluetooth and then select "Receive file".
You seemingly cannot just send a file directly to laptop.
Simple is it not?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 R running Windows 7 Home Basic. I changed the bluetooth name, but the smartphone only detects and displays the computer name when it searches for bluetooth devices around it. Funnily, my iPad 2 detects the bluetooth name and displays the bluetooth name of my computer.

Previously, the bluetooth name and computer name were the same. I changed the former, but the smartphones continue to display the computer name and not the bluetooth name.

Any help to resolve this problem will be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Smartphone detects only Computer Name and not the Bluetooth Name

Reset the bluetooth name to what it was originally (ie same as computer name). That's how it should be.
 

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Hello,

i try to establish a connection for data transfer between an android smartphone and a Panasonic CF19 with windows 7. When i try to create a new connection i find the smartphone but the COM connection is not a selectable option and i can't see any PAN Network.

I used to do this kind of connections before with a virtua COM but seems that after a windows update this is not working anymore.

So i'd like to establish a different bluetooth connection, maybe with PAN but can't see how.

Any hint would be really appreceated, thanks.

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I downloaded Samsung Mobile Print to Galaxy S Mobile. I have a Blue Soleil Bluetooth adaptor that I connected directly into my HP Photosmart printer. Software for the Blue Soleil was not installed onto the PC as my intention was (hopefully) to print directly to the printer from my Galaxy S. I got the printer and the Galaxy to pair with each other but am unable to get them to actually connect. Any thoughts out there?

Answer:Connect Galaxy Smartphone to printer via bluetooth

I thought that it was only for printing with Samsung Wireless printers click hereSurely it will not have the drivers for the HP.

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My keyboard won't stay connected to the Bluetooth. Windows disabled the Bluetooth and gave this messge: "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)." What is this and how do I fix it? I can't get my Logitech K810 keybaord to stay connected. It pairs, and works for awhile, then disconnests, even though it says it is connected. Driver update says the drivers in place are the right ones. I've also tried Bluetooth dongles to connect with, but I get the same problem -- connects for a while and then disconnects.   

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Dear Lenovo Forum,
 
I have a smartphone (Samsung SCH-I759) which I would like to connect to ThinkPad Edge E440 running on Windows 7 Professional so I could make/receive phone call on the laptop.
 
Having been browsing around, I saw several methods on doing it are fairly simple. Turn on the bluetooth connection on both devices, pair them, and set the service on the bluetooth connected device menu.
 
When I follow these instructions, I did manage to pair the devices but the option of using the bluetooth connected smartphone as a phone does not appear. Instead, I have less available services on the menu. Below is the screen shot:
 
Link to image
 
For those who have been successfully pair and use their laptops as phone, would you care to share the how-to?
 
Thank you,
 
 
Nala Jati
 
Moderator note: large image(s) converted to link(s):  About Posting Pictures In The Forums
 

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I setup and connected VPN connection through my smartphone to my home computer, but I don't know how to get access to files via my smartphone through VPN Connection. Do I use my smartphone internet explorer to access my home computer files or how?

Regard,
Thanks.

Answer:How to use VPN connection on a smartphone?

What application are you using to establish the VPN connection? A VPN connection should allow a remote device outside the LAN act as if it was and should be able to access resources limited only to that LAN the same way as if it was connected to it.

Just a couple of questions to help us give you the best support:

What phone are you using and what OS does it have (Android, iOS... etc? )

What VPN application are you using on the server to initiate the remote connection?

What is the OS of the home computer you wish to access and is there a shared folder set? If so what are the sharing permissions applied?

Don't worry if you can't answer all the questions, we will do our best with the information provided

Josh!

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One month ago I never had any problem to connect my smartphone in usb port of my laptop. I could see the directories of the internal memories and also the directories of the additional sd card.Since last week, impossible to see the files used into my smartphone.Now, I must manualy activate the mass storage USB on my smartphone to see the directories of my sd card.Could somebody help me to find a solution? Till now, I tested the restore before the last windows update without success.Thanks for your help,Philippe.

Answer:Usb connection of smartphone on my laptop OS Win 1...

You plug the phone into the computer and then have to tell the phone what you mass storage? That's normal on my S3 and S5. Like this: 

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hi
Im using a hp compaq nx7300 laptop and recently i bought a Xperia X10i phone all i want to do is share my LAN internet connection through my Laptop with my smartphone i just installed windows 7 for my laptop

can someone please guide me

Regards

Zumy
 

Answer:LAN connection to through adhoc for smartphone

does your phone support wifi? Do you have a wireless card built into the laptop, as well as an ethernet connection to create a bridge?
 

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One month ago I necer had any problem to connect my smartphone in usb port of my laptop. I could see the directories of the internal memories and also the directories of the additional sd card.Since last week, impossible to see the files used ito my smartphone.Now, I must manualy activate the mass storage USB on my smartphone to see the directories of my sd card.Could somebody help me to find a solution? Till now, I tested the restore before the last windows update without success.Thanks for your help,Philippe.

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Hey guys, quick question.

I have an iPhone 4 and it has the ability to share its 3G data connection over USB (or WiFi)

When I had Windows 7 and I put the option to share over USB, the minute I put the iPhone 4 in over USB, the connection would automatically be detected and used. But with Windows 8, I am forced to use the WiFi feature which is bad for my battery and speed and I wouldnt prefer this of course.

Does anyone know how to set up Windows 8 to use the internet connection over USB?

Answer:How to setup internet connection over USB with smartphone?

I was checking into setting my iPhone 5 up over the G4 connection, so I did a little research. The phone says to use it that way, you have to set it up as a Hotspot and then your cellular provider has to set up their end.

I do have to turn off the WiFi for the LTE to be active. But I don't really see anyplace to use the phone through the USB. All I have is the Data Storage. Did you have some utility in Windows 7 that made it possible to use the phone this way? Are you using the same OS version now as before?

If you give me the steps you took to set it up in Windows 7, I will try both OSes to see what might be different.

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Hi, I've just paired my smartphone with my notebook, cause I wanna use the Bluetooth to transfer files between both devices.

Nevertheless, there's a new icon in "This PC" of my smartphone, and I want to remove it from there. If I unpair and remove the device from my notebook, it disappears, but I don't want to remove my paired smartphone, I just want to hide the icon from "This PC".

Here's a screenshot:
I've read in many sites that if I remove the bluetooth device, it will disappear. But that's not what I want, cause I need to have paired the smartphone in order to transfer files. I just want to hide it from "This PC", it's so annoying.

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Hi, I've just paired my smartphone with my notebook, cause I wanna use the Bluetooth to transfer files between both devices.

Nevertheless, there's a new icon in "This PC" of my smartphone, and I want to remove it from there. If I unpair and remove the device from my notebook, it disappears, but I don't want to remove my paired smartphone, I just want to hide the icon from "This PC".

Here's a screenshot:
I've read in many sites that if I remove the bluetooth device, it will disappear. But that's not what I want, cause I need to have paired the smartphone in order to transfer files. I just want to hide it from "This PC", it's so annoying.

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Hello, I've got a R60 and got a Bluetooth problem. My Nokia won't connect, though i'v installed all the drivers. Does someone have a answer? PrintscreenMessage Edited by Tectrade on 10-03-2008 06:21 AM

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My apologies if this isn't the correct thread for this post. In my opinion Bluetooth falls in the networking niche. Please move it to the appropriate thread if not. Thanks!

First off I want to thank you for any help you may provide and for this wonderfull website! This is my first post here as I am pretty tech savvy and don’t usually find myself in the position where I need to ask for help. With that being said I will get to the point of this post.

I recently bought a cell, a T-Mobile Sparq to be completely accurate, and tried to connect it to my laptop via Bluetooth. My laptop is an Asus G75VW which comes with BT capabilities. When I run the BT suite and click “Add a Device” it sits at the “Searching for a device.. Make sure your device is discoverable.” Prompt for as long as I let it without discovering my phone. I made sure my phone’s BT is active and discoverable. My next step was to go into my Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Component Services> Services (Local) to make sure BT and its dependencies where active, which they were. I updated all my related drivers and when that didn’t work I un-installed and re-installed them, to no avail. I checked my device manager to make sure there were no conflicts there and found nothing. I then spent a few hours on Google troubleshooting and was not able to find anything that I had not already tried. That’s when I decided to drop this problem onto the genius minds of the Tech-Guy forums for if they can’t so... Read more

Answer:Bluetooth Connection Problem. PLEASE HEL!?!?

bluetooth is often controlled with the wireless switch - sounds like its on - but maybe worth a try

Is the bluetooth application in the system tray at all and can you see an option to show devices

in device manager is bluetooth showing ?

what services do you have for bluetooth running

Can you borrow another blue tooth device and try and see if it is a laptop or phone issue
 

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 I dont know what to do.each time i try to pair my phone,It fails to pair,then I go to 'more Bluetooth options' tick all the boxes and this message pops up.Help!

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So my bluetooth adapter should be here tomorrow, and i decided to make sure it was easy enough to hook up to windows on my macbook pro running windows 7 64 bit. it sees the headset, but says ' no drivers available'.

if i reboot the macbook into OS X, bluetooth works flawlessly and I can stream audio from the computer to the headset. its windows I'm having a problem with, and afraid I will have the same problem in Windows 10, which is what I am running on my desktop.

is there a Windows driver for the LG HBS-730 headset?

I want to stream game audio from the computer to the headset. Kind of sucks having to have Arkham City on super low volume, or wearing huge clunky headphones popular with WoW back in 2008.

Answer:LG HBS-730 bluetooth connection problem

Have you tried running the bluetooth adapter on a true Windows7 machine? Apps with drivers built for Win7 don't always work properly on Mac OS in boot camp or emulation mode.

Does the bluetooth adapter spec state that it's compatible with Mac OSX as well as Win7??

<<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>

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Answer:Bluetooth connection problem

OBTW, I'm running Windows 7.

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Hi , I have installed win7 ultimate and all the inside drivers for Y550 but having problem with Bluetooth connection. Please help me.Thanks

Answer:Problem with Bluetooth connection

what's your problem?activating bluetooth connection, installing driver or else?

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PC is HPs3700f running Vista Home Premium. Sabrent bluetooth dongle plugged into USB, and blinking.Bluetooth Helper Service automatiC and running. Bluetooth software updated from Microsoft and checked as OK By driver booster(IoBit).Cell Phone ZTE modelZ221 is on, and discoverable, 3ft. from PC. Cell phone recognizes PC and asks for passkey to pair with it. I cannot find passkey. Have tried 0000,0001,1111,0123. Bluetooth options checked to allow devices to find and connect. PC Add Wireless device applet does not recognize cell phone. Windows Fixit run but no help.

What will fix Vista to make it find a discoverable bluetooth device? OR can anyone give me a passkey that will let the cell connect to the PC?

Answer:Bluetooth connection problem

did you try 1234?

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After I updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7, I am not able to anymore connect my speakers via bluetooth.
Infact I do not see "Bluetooth" as an option under Devices under Windows 10 anymore.

Pls advice how to correct this pls.
 

Answer:Bluetooth connection problem

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at first i received lenovo z400, i could not connect to the bluetooth with my phone??can anyone give me a hand???appreciate!!!!

Answer:i had a problem about bluetooth connection in z400

hi Charles_xiang,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Are you getting pairing issues?
 - if you are, can you provide the error
 
Also, try the following:
1. Enable the bluetooth by pressing the Windows logo key? +C > Change PC Settings > Wireless (left pane) and toggle Bluetooth to ON.
   - when finished, try to clear the paired devices on your phone and pair it again to the PC
 
2. If you have the Intel Centrino 2230 (Wi-Fi+Bluetooth) combo adapter, navigate to the Control Panel (large icon view) > Programs & Features and uninstall the Intel + WiFi bluetooth software.
   -when done, install the following:
    Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8* (install this first)
    Intel® PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth Software for Windows 8*
 
   -after installing, repeat Step 1 and observe
 
Let me know your findings.
 
 
Regards

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Drivers have been installed and evrything done as per guidelines but headphone connection is not complete..i am uploading an image showing the problem

Usually bluetooth icon comes between pc and headphone after connection but here click on the link is comming down...
nothing is happening on clicking that link please help me techguy..
 

Answer:Bluetooth headphone connection problem

 

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So, this is now driving me absolutely insane, and I couldn't have better chances for success (or so I think).
I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 (Windows 8), and I have a Lumia 920 (Windows Phone 8). Seems pretty darn compatible, right?
Well my issue is simply "They will not connect or cooperate well"

Let me first say that through a blurry mashing of key presses and strange settings windows I have gotten the two to connect before for music control. But only twice.

The issue I have is apparently on both the phone and the computer-
When I tap connect on the phone, it stays connected for a few seconds, then disconnects.
When I try and connect on the laptop, it won't connect at all.
When I try and open the bluetooth device window, it stay open for a couple seconds and then closes.
Sometimes the music controller window appears, then disappears.

My phone doesn't appear to have anything wrong with it, I have restarted the phone completely with no effect.
The computer is under a month old with no driver issues or hardware issues, so it can't be that either.
What on earth am I doing wrong here? Why doesn't Windows (8) (and I hate saying this) have an efficient bluetooth connection service like Mac? connecting my phone to a Mac easier than easy. On windows it's nearly asking me to remove my hair strand by strand.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:infuriating bluetooth connection problem

When you say bluetooth connection, are you saying bluetooth headset or are you saying a bluetooth network connection between your phone and your laptop?

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Answer:Bluetooth connection problem. Phone to PC

Try going in via XP Bluetooth Information Exchanger (Progs/Bluetooth/Information Exchanger?

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Answer:X121e bluetooth connection problem

Hi
 
 
You need to install following drivers first
 
1. Hotkey Drivers
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014985
 
2. Access Connection
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-73682
 
After installation restart the system , Turn on the Wlan Radio Button , after windows is logged in Press Fn + F5 button to verify the Bluetooth and Wlan status .
 
Then Make your computer discoverable , so that it can be accessed by other devices
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers !!! 
 
 
 

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I have a Dell studio 15 with Windows 7 and Bluetooth. I am trying to install Manhattan 2800 Bluetooth bookshelf speakers. They sometimes play but disconnect intermittently. When Bluetooth disconnects I have to completely shut down and start over. (I haven't been able to fix it with just Restart.)

Here is a clue:
In "devices and Printers" it shows the laptop as a device:
Studio 15 [properties]

Selecting: [Bluetooth L2CAP Interface] -- properties/General
"Device status
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"

Selecting: [Bluetooth Hands free audio] -- properties
Driver= Broadcom Corp, 7/1/2009,6.2.0.9500
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware compatibility Publisher.

The speaker documentation indicates Bluetooth v1.2, class 2 and A2DP protocol support

The Bluetooth icon on the bar at the bottom of the desktop disappears when the connection breaks while looking at properties.

This might be related -- I also have a Kensington Bluetooth trackball mouse that has intermittent problems with connecting at start-up. When the mouse doesn't work at start-up, I can usually make it work by removing its batteries and putting them back.

Advice will be appreciated,
Stan Hilliard

Answer:Intermittant problem with new bluetooth connection

You could consider getting a USB based Bluetooth adapter exclusively for your speakers. One that supports A2DP would be perfect.

Here are a few:

Newegg.com - ASUS USB-BT211 Mini Bluetooth Dongle USB 2.0
Amazon.com: IOGEAR USB 2.1 Bluetooth Micro Adapter (GBU421): Electronics
http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-A320s-Bl.../dp/B000P6500E

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Hi I have connected the microsoft wedge mouse and a bluetooth headset to my yoga. I am having the following problems 1, Mouse - at certain times the mouse icon start flashing and moving around haphazardly - as i move the mouse the mouse icon moves very irregularly as if there is interferance between transmission of laptop and mouse - this last for a few seconds and then returns back to normal2, Bluetooth audio - whilst playing a video on youtube the mouse cuts for half to 1 sec at various points. This does not happen with laptop speakers. I tried uninstalling the bluetooth drivers as it was suggested, yet this did not solve the issue. Hope this issue can be solved Ken

Answer:Lenovo Yoga Bluetooth connection problem

I started having a similar issue when I installed the latest Wifi/BT driver.  Even after I rolled back to the older driver, something had changed. I no longer am able to use my BT Creative D100 speakers as it causes my BT mouse to act up (similar symptoms you are having; but my mouse never stabilized). In addition, my USB3 Ethernet adapter no longer automatically switches back to Wifi when I unplug it (I have to manually reconnect to my wireless router). I very much regret installing the new drivers.  Before that, my Yoga 13 was very solid/stable.

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Answer:[Solved] M900 Bluetooth connection problem

I really don't know why and how I came to this solution but it worked.When you open the case you can see on the front left side the wires for Bluetooth and Wifi. On my M900 the two wires for Main and Aux where connected in the wrong order. After inverting the order of the two cables, Wifi and Bluetooth worked without problems.In the picture you can see the correct wiring.

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Answer:Bluetooth Dongle Connection Problem to Old System

Is it windows 98SE you have or windows 98 as I think there are some issues with usb and windows pre 98SE.

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When using cortana on my band 2 it always comes up as turn on blue tooth or make sure its connected. I just recently decided to switch to the Microsoft platform because I could use cortana with my voice and band 2. I went through hell and back trying to convert my android info into the Microsoft eco system. I don't know why im so determined and stubborn to keep trying with Microsoft. Your products on paper seem so superior but in reality are sub par. The only reason I switched to a microsoft phone was the voice connectivity with cortana. What I found is that the band worked better with android as well as all the other apps that are cross functional. Why on earth does a Microsoft product have so many issues talking with its own brand. I think i'm returning the phone and possibly even the band, even after returning to the store 5 times and wasting so much of my time. I'm disappointed Microsoft, yet will probably still keep trying your products, why why why./

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Drivers have been installed and evrything done as per guidelines but headphone connection is not complete..i am uploading an image showing the problem

Usually bluetooth icon comes between pc and headphone after connection but here click on the link is comming down...
nothing is happening on clicking that link please help me techguy..
 

Answer:Bluetooth headphone connection problem (moved from Windows 7)

 

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Hi Satellite users,

I recently had a problem getting my Toshiba Satellite P50t-B running Windows 10 to detect (and hence connect) to my Sony MDR-XB50BS Bluetooth Headphones. The symptom of the problem was that the "MDR-XB50BS" device didn't appear in the list of available devices on the Windows Activity Centre "Connect" screen, nor in the Windows Settings -> Devices -> Bluetooth and other devices -> Add a device screen. Since the device never appeared, I couldn't connect to it.

The solution to the problem turned out to be upgrading my Toshiba Satellite BIOS from version 1.10 to BIOS version 1:50 available on the Drivers & Updates tab of the Toshiba Satellite Support site. The release notes mention a Bluetooth issue being corrected in version 1.40 and while I can't say for certain that this is the same issue I encountered, updating the BIOS was the last thing that I tried before the problem went away, and it's reasonable to expect that a relatively new technology like Bluetooth might have had early implementation bugs.

The other point to note is that if you've already paired the headphones with another device, like I had with my iPhone, then you have to hold the power button down for 7 seconds at power on in order to enter Bluetooth pairing mode first time you try to connect it to the Satellite.

I hope this helps someone someday!

Cheers,
Graham

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Any suggestions?

Answer:Smartphone - e-mail problem

Have the emails been already downloaded on another device?
Suggest that you double check the settings.

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I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 smartphone, and am trying to download photos from it to the harddrive.

Have installed the Samsung software and when we hook up the phone to the computer we hear the device connect sound but it does not show up as a drive.

Have also hooked up the mini SD card via a hub but the pictures I want are on the phone internal memory.

Nothing shows up in Computer as a drive and the USB's drivers are all up to date

Can anyone help us as please as we are now at a loss as to what to do.

Answer:Problem downloading from smartphone

You don't need the Samsung bloatware KIES to access the data on the device. Remove this software and just plug the smartphone, Windows will automatically install the MTP drivers (provided the device is in MTP mode, NOT in image/KIES mode).

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I am attempting to transfer music from my puter to my phone. I get this error message: "The selected device directory is read only. Please select a
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Answer:Blackberry Pearl 8100 Smartphone Problem

Bump...........
 

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Price - $57.39/month
Plan ? 450 all talk minutes and free after 7PM & weekends. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
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* Samsung Galaxy 3 16GB (2 yr contract) - $0.00
* HTC One 32 GB (2 yr contract) - $99.00
* LG Optimus G (2 yr contract) - $0.00

Extra Stuff: Says I can get $100.00 back with old sprint number. I do have a sprint phone and number but its not a smartphone so I?m not sure if this applies.



2. T-mobile Prepaid Plan
Price ? $30.00
Plan ? 100 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB - $549.99
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Plan ? 300 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (3G) - $382.49
* Apple Iphone 4 8GB (3G) - $297.49
* Apple Iphone 5 ? COMING SOON
* Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB (4G LTE)- $149.99




**Final Thoughts/Questions:**

1. Do you think it?d be wise/safe to buy unlocked phones... Read more

Answer:About to get my first smartphone and smartphone plan

Mistake on a phone for Virgin mobile. Theres a galaxy S3 not S4, for 399.99

3. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan
Price - $35.00
Plan ? 300 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (3G) - $382.49
* Apple Iphone 4 8GB (3G) - $297.49
* Apple Iphone 5 ? COMING SOON
* Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB (4G LTE)- $399.99
 

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Hi,

I really had not this 'Bluetooth connection' before.
But, I really don't know that pairing my Nokia Bluetooth with my HP Laptop Bluetooth would add this Bluetooth connection or NOT.
I really guess this Bluetooth Connection was listed there when I connected my Lapotp Bluetooh with Nokia Bluetooth.
Thus, I will really not have any problems if I deleted it. But I am asking you what benefit of that Bluetooth Connection.
This is below was not here:

Finally Could please let me know how to use this Bluetooth Connection.(How to benefit from it)? I really use an ADSL Internet subscription, and not Dial-up connection. Also, I am connected wirelessly to a Modem-Router. Thus, what password and username should I type in the fields in the above screen shot?

Answer:'Bluetooth connection' is shown in my Network Connection suddnly.

Pairing a mobile phone will create such an entry and there's nothing to worry about. I don't think you can use it to go online since as you said you are using ADSL and if you want to go online via your modem with your phone just use the wifi connection

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I have successfully paired my windows 10 laptop with my Samsung sound bar, but cannot figure out how to direct the audio to the soundbar. The only device shown in the audio settings is the laptop's speakers and they are checked as the default output. Please tell me how to get the sound bar set as the default output device. Thx.

Answer:bluetooth connection

If you had looked in the W10 section you would have seen Bluetooth is an issue for for now. Once that is sorted you should be able to successfully pair.

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does this machine have bluetooth capability? Its less that 1 yr old.

Answer:bluetooth connection

Hi, Many machines do NOT have Bluetooth built-in, what is yours ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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I bought my mom a HP10N280NO for christmas in 2015. What bluetooth connection has it got? 

Answer:What bluetooth connection is it?

Hi, No 10N280NO available in this world, what is its ? Must be 10-something. Anyway, normally Pavilion x2 has     Bluetooth® 4.0 Regards.

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i wish to connect a pda to my pc using bluetooth so that i can use my pc's broadband connection to surf the internet on the pda and would like to know what i will need to do this and how to go about setting it up.i have not yet purchased my pda but i am looking to get a HP iPAQ Pocket PC that has built in bluetooth and a bluetooth usb adapter for my pc.all help is appreciated.

Answer:pda - pc bluetooth connection

If you are running XP you need to get the SP2 service pack as it support's bluetooth better

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Hey, I have a windows 7, on which I have started using a bluetooth mouse. However, it takes alot of time for the bluetooth mouse to get connected to my laptop after startup, which makes it useless because I am unable to do anything until it connects. Is there any way to make the bluetooth software start faster, or connect faster? I tried to look in the task-schedular but I couldnt see the bluetooth option in there, so I am lost on what to do.
 

Answer:Bluetooth Connection

Bluetooth usually takes awhile to connect, due to the fact that Windows has other services and processes that load during log in, prior to bluetooth devices being detected and connecting. What's the make and model of your bluetooth mouse?
 

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Hey guys!

Just recently purchased the Big Jambox, and I want to connect it via bluetooth. I connected it to my phone and Ipod, but it won't connect to my computer? I am trying to install drivers, but I just can't find the right one. I have an ASUS G55VW, and I can't connect to it! Thanks.

Answer:Bluetooth Connection

Are you sure the laptop has Bluetooth? It's listed as an option on the Asus website and if it came with Bluetooth you shouldn't need to install any drivers as it would have come with them already installed from Asus.

You may be able to get the optional Bluetooth module from Asus or Ebay or where ever but it would probably be easier and less expensive to get one of the little USB Bluetooth dongles like this: IOGEAR GBU521 Bluetooth 4.0 Micro Adapter - Newegg.com

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I lost my bluetooth completely from my computer. When I type bluetooth I get NO results.  HELP!  Hoping someone can help me figure out how to reinstall it!?

Answer:No bluetooth connection at all

@LLady Try reinstalling this. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-Pavilion-500-Desktop-PC-series/6879020/... REO

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i have an x220 tablet with an i5 processor. it is supposed to have bluetooth on it, but i dont know how to use it, cuz i cant find some sort of menu or anything in the control panel related to bluetooth.  did they forget to put bluetooth on my computer? i want to send some music files to my phone,  help is appreciated thanks.

Answer:Bluetooth connection

@kissan,Try pressing Fn + F5 then enable Bluetooth from there.//JameZ

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I'm not to sure if this discussion is in the right place, but i need some advice on bluetooth dongles and mobile phones. I'v got a dongle and the software that it comes with is XTNDconnect blue manager. I'v installed the dongle and the drivers and after a while of turning the pc off and on over about a week the dongle icon shows it to be unplugged. The dongle is never taken out of the usb port so this cant be. The only way I can seem to get the dongle to work is to keep installing the drivers everytime I want to use the. Which is starting to get anoying. Can any one advise any ideas? would different drivers work and if so where can I get them?

Answer:Bluetooth connection

i had the same problem....but when i tried a different usb port it started to work fine. have u tried moving the dongle to different usb's?

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please,the problem was that am trying to connect via bluetooth with vista o.s but the in-built bluetooth wasn't compatible with the bluetooth dun connection am trying to do,please i need a possible solution to this problem,either by desable or uninstall the in-built bluetooth device in the system which was hp laptop.
thanks

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I have a HP Photosmart Printer that has a USB B connection. I am looking to connect by Bluetooth (I'm aware of the 10m connectivity etc) using this USB connection. Lindy used to do an adaptor, but now discontinued. Any ideas??

Answer:Bluetooth - USB B Connection

You may be able to take your pick from here -click here

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I have an original W 8.1 in a Lenovo x1 Carbon (64) and want to connect via Bluetooth to an updated 8 to 8.1 HP Envy (64). Both have Bluetooth. Although I can connect other devices (phone, speaker, etc.) I cannot connect the 2 PC's. I can get the name of the PC on the device screen and am asked to connect but then I get a notation showing a pass code and am asked to verify (yes - no) if this is the pass code shown on the other computers screen. I cannot find a pass code for the other computer and none is shown on the screen. Is there a way to connect the two computers?

Answer:Bluetooth connection PC to PC

Here is the step-by-step way to connect two laptops using Bluetooth.

Software and Hardware Requirements

In-built Bluetooth device on laptopBluetooth dongle (optional)Bluetooth drivers (optional)

Important - Since Bluetooth use short wave radio frequencies for data transfer, devices using radio waves should not be placed within 100 meter radius. Bluetooth signals weaken if the devices are placed more than 100 meters apart. Also before connecting the two laptops using Bluetooth, make sure that neither of the laptop is infected with any sort of virus or malicious program. They can easily get transferred from one laptop to another without your knowledge.

Step 1 ? Determine the Type of Bluetooth
The first step is to determine the type of Bluetooth device your laptop has. Refer user?s manual of your laptop to determine this. If it has inbuilt Bluetooth, proceed to step 3, else, proceed as follows:

Step 2 ? Install Bluetooth
Purchase a Bluetooth dongle from market (usually costs $10) and insert it in one of the USB ports. Windows XP or higher versions of Windows do not require any sort of driver installation, however, if it?s Windows 98, install the drivers. All types of Bluetooth also come bundled with control software, which should also be installed at this step.

Step 3 ? Switch on the Bluetooth
Switch on the Bluetooth of each laptop. A bright blue glowing light indicates that the Bluetooth has been switched on and ready for connectivity.

Step 4 ? Assign Status
Decide ... Read more

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Evening One and all, I purchased a cheap laptop at the weekend, and ran a network cable downstairs to it to enable internet/e-mail and lan connection, after a couple of initials problems (resolved here of course :-) )this worked well with full net access plus access to the shared files on the three desktops.Today, it seemed that the opportunity to purchase a bluetooth setup at a discount cost was too much to resist. The access point is a Belkin (no specific model number), and the laptop connection unit is a Belkin usb adaptor. After the initial install, I could access the net via a 'BluetoothNullConnection' modem in the dial-up settings of IE. This is stable enough, but at 115kbps is maybe a little slow as it has a 600k connection available - still it works.The problem is that I cannot access the other pc's on the lan. The standard local area connection quite rightly states that the cable is missing, as did a bluetooth lan adaptor which also appeared. After an uninstall/reinstall, I again have the net access, but still not the lan access - and now the bluetooth lan adaptor is not there either. Given that I can see the router at the 'far end' of the network, can someone suggest how to take this a step further and see the other pc's?If I run the network wizard, the bluetooth adaptor is not available to select as the required connection.The laptop is running xp home, and the pc's xp pro. Also, the desktops are connected via cable to the router (Linksys BEFSR41) as are the cable ... Read more

Answer:Can't see the LAN through bluetooth connection

Back to the top for the daylight crew.

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I am trying to sync my mobile phone(Nokia) with my pc. I have the software and installed it but on first installation was asked to select a connection type. I selected Infrared, but later found that bluetooth is better, so bought a bluetooth dongle instead. I have installed the bluetooth correctly, but on starting Nokia software, I only have the option of infrared for initial connection before I can run the program for the first time. I tried uninstalling then re-installing the software, but have since found out that the software stores a file in the computer to "remember" the first connection method I selected. Therefore, even after system restore followed by re-installing the software, it still asks for an infrared connection. Can someone please tell me how to delete this/these files so I can start afresh using bluetooth because I don't want to buy infrared hardware just to start the program so I can switch to bluetooth!
Can someone please help a very frustrated numpty?!?!

Scott
 

Answer:bluetooth connection? HELP!!

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I have a htc Wildfire S phone and a hp pavillion dm4 both of which are bluetooth enabled I have succeeded in getting them paired(the phone says 'paired but not connected' the computer says the phone is there but not connected)The computer lets me tick a box for audio transfer but I cannot find how to get the files(photos) to transfer. I have tried with and without usb cable attached and i think I have been through all the options I can find at both ends; 15 hours so far!!... help

Answer:bluetooth connection

Have a look...HERE

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I recently formatted my system and now i can't make any connection (internet or file transfer) using my bluetooth. i tried installing a bluetooth driver and also hp network assistant but all to no avail. pls what else should i do. thanks

Answer:Bluetooth Connection

Hi, What is your HP Pavilion dv6 ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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I have windows 7 ultimate and my only internet connection is the one from Wifi router but I noticed that when I turn off my router and there is download running in Internet Download manager(IDM), an IDM's windows pop up asking for user name and password for bluetooth connection.

How can I remove this?
 

Answer:Bluetooth connection on IDM

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Hi all:How can I connect a bluetooth ready phone to my Lenovo H5 series desktop which has no internal bluetooth connection that I can find?  What would the extra bluetooth device be and how much roughly does it cost?thanks,jim

Answer:Bluetooth connection

hi jimrich,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
You can opt to get a USB Bluetooth dongle.
http://www.newegg.com/Network-Bluetooth/SubCategory/ID-295
 
Cost around $11 to $18.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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When trying to activate the bluetooth on my T61p I'm told it's not plugged in. How does one achieve the plugging in of what I assume's a built-in device?













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Answer:bluetooth hardware connection

Completely different brand same issue.  I have an Aspire 5739G thats bluetooth capable.  I had to remove the device from my hardware list and reinstall the drivers for it to work.  Otherwise I received almost an identical error message.

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Hi all, I have a Z61m 9450 HAG and an issue with my bluetooth. Often the connection is aborted for a few second. I have the feeling that it is an intermittent failure. Does anyone of you have the same experience and/or does anybody can help me to make the connection more stable? My system is running on Windows XP SP3. The second issue is that my internal DVD-drive often can't open the files. Also burning is not possible. Ihave tried out several applications to burn without any succes. Here in the board I have found a link to Microsoft support. I have had a look for this but again nothing changes to my DVD/CD-drive after running Mats_run.dvd.exe. Does anyone of you can tell me where I can get the correct drivers for MAT**bleep**A DVD-RAM UJ850???? Thanks Regards,Welga

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Purchased a Yoga 2 Pro a month ago.Noticed when connecting to a bluetooth 3.0 Wireless headset, the signal is relatively weak and intermittently interrupted when walking away from the computer. Wondering is this an isolated issue to a unit?Has anyone tried to connect Yoga 2 Pro with any bluetooth 3.0 Wireless headset? Is it working ok? Thx.

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Toshiba Satellite A200 with Win HP Home SP3

Trying to get a Bluetooth connection to my new Palm T|X

Setting up Bluetooth, I checked &#8220;Turn Discovery on&#8221; & unchecked &#8220;Turn off the Bluetooth radio&#8221; in the options Tab under Bluetooth devices.

When I tried to apply these changes I received the following error message (which Microsoft does not seem to know exists, from my search of their support section):

An error occurred while Windows was saving your settings. The following settings were not saved: Discoverability settings Connection settings

&#8220;Restore defaults&#8221; did not turn on Discovery, but did allow Bluetooth radio. Restore Defaults received a similar message (minus Connection settings)

My Palm does not detect the lap top from 1 foot away, nor does the laptop detect the Palm
 

Answer:Solved: Bluetooth connection

my first suspect would be the bluetooth device attached to your laptop, i would try to use a different bluetooth enabled device to connect to your laptop, try someones mobile phone or even a handsfree headset if you have one
 

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PC connected to Internet by cable.PC has Bluetooth Dongle.Notebook has bluetooth.Both XP.Have connected both via bluetooth.Configured Internet connection on PC to share it asked what to share it with chose bluetooth network.Can not access Internet through notebook?New toy no fun what have I done wrong?

Answer:Bluetooth and connection sharing

My experience with Windows XP was that it didn't recognise the Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) as a valid LAN and therefore wouldn't allow me to enable Internet Connection Sharing on my Internet connection (which is an ethernet connection to a router).

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I have a pair of bluetooth wireless speakers Jam Plus.
I pair and get the message: "Setup Incomplete because of a metered connection." I did go to the section that allows me to turn this on or off. But neither option seems to work. I can pair one mono speaker but not both.
What do I need to know?

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Hi I have my bluetooth driver installed, and the status showing is: This device is working properly. But when I try to transfer any file from any other device like from my phone, everytime the files could not be sent. The reason it is showing is connection error. Even when I try to transfer any file from my Notebook PC, files could not be sent. Please help.Thank you.

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My friend has told me to enable my bluetooth on my phone, and he sent me files without me accepting it. This made me go nuts.I told him if I posted here, i could get an answer of how one phone can send a file to another phone without the other phone accepting it.We both had Nokia 6630. I am counting on you guys!
 

Answer:Bluetooth Wireless Connection

hadoud76 said:



My friend has told me to enable my bluetooth on my phone, and he sent me files without me accepting it. This made me go nuts.I told him if I posted here, i could get an answer of how one phone can send a file to another phone without the other phone accepting it.We both had Nokia 6630. I am counting on you guys!Click to expand...

Its in the bluetooth security setting, I had a look at the sony errickson I have and its a per phone setting, so if you linked to your friends phone go into the options (more options) for the phone named "your friend" and you will find a setting for "connect".. "always" or "ask each time" or similar.

I suggest reading the manual for your phone, and turn off bluetooth visibility or turn off bluetooth if your not using it, I saw a program where a guy used a portable PC to hijack bluetooth phones and earn money for a premium rate number.

Regards
 

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hello again. Jst a few hours ago I bought a usb bluetooth dongle, I think it's class II, and connected to my computer. It is recognised and seems to work. The only bluetooth device i have is my Pocket PC, a HP iPAQ h1940.

My computer can find it and set up a connection, and my PDA can find my computer. my problem starts when I want to do anything useful. My PDA doesnt find any services that I recognise as useful (OBEX File Transfer, most importantly). it only finds something (a so-called service) called "P" and the icon is a pair of cogs with a question mark over it. It doesnt do anything.when i click on it on my PDA, it just says "Connecting ...." for ever and doesnt actually connect. what's wrong with it?! This happens with my PC and my laptop.

I've connected to a computer with my PDA and transferred files before so i know it's possible, and should be much easier than this, but i dont know what's going wrong now.

I bet the problem is really obvious :-S. anything that might help?

Answer:Bluetooth connection with Pocket PC

ok, still not solved the problem, but I discovered on the disc that came with the dongle there was Bluesoleil 1.4 which i installed. But for some reason it crashes the comp everytime I put the dongle in while the program is running. I get BSOD with reference to USBOHCI.SYS which is apparently a problem a lot of people have had but not one person seems to know the soluton too, or maybe i'm just missing it... WHAT DO I DO?!?! I just wanna transfer some files!

I started looking for the Widcomm software but I can't find it at all. any help with that?

oh btw, the dongle is a Silicon Wave, it says here #points at Device Manager#.
My PDA apparently uses WIDCOMM; is that a problem?

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Answer:Bluetooth Connection Speeds

Could any one advise what connection speed would be available using a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone and laptop for mobile internet access ?

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Hi Not sure if this should be in here or the networking forum, but here goes.I am going to buy the Canon Pixma IP6220D printer. The printer has the ability to receive commands via bluetooth if I purchase a separate adapter - the Canon BU-20 bluetooth adapter.My question is this - If I buy an alternative to the BU20 would it still work with the printer??, ie a Belkin bluetooth adapter at half the cost. I appreciate that I need to have 2 adapters (one on the pc and one on the printer).Any help welcome.

Answer:BLuetooth Printer connection

Bluetooth was designed with interoperability in mind, however there are different versions and profiles. I see the BU-20 explicitly states it is Bluetooth 1.2 and the Belkin adaptor is 1.1 compatible so there is a real chance they wont work but never having tried it.......

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Hi, 
I'm using OptiPlex 3040; Win7 SP1 64 bit; 
I'm trying to connect my BT headset (Beoplay H9) using the built-in Bluetooth, and every time I'm trying I get an error.
I've tried to get a BT dongle, connect it and got errors when trying to install the drivers.

I've tried a different computer (same model) and all worked perfectly.

please help,
Amit.

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Unable to pair or connect LG phone and Asus laptop.
1. Both bluetooth adapters turned on
2. Both are set as discoverable
3. If I use phone to find other bluetooth devices, it sees computer and tries to pair but it shows me pairing code and the computer doesn't show any code.
4. If I try to add device on the computer, it finds the phone, but when trying to pair the phone pops up message with pairing code but the computer doesn't show any code.
5. Then occaisionally a small pop up appears on the computer telling me another bluetooth device is trying to connect but if I say OK I get connection error.

I have tried connecting other bluetooth devices and never been successful. Is there an alternative generic bluetooth driver or program that maybe will work? Or any suggestions??
 

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Hi, I have a laptop with a WIDCOMM built in bluetooth and also a desktop pc with a bluetooth dongle attached. My desktop is connected to the internet through a router and I was wondering how I would share the desktop internet connection with my laptop using bluetooth. I tried it but couldnt figure it out how to make the internet work on the laptop. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:sharing connection over bluetooth

I have tried, but been unable, to get "Internet Connection Sharing" to work over a Bluetooth connection.The problem is that, in order to enable Internet Connection Sharing, there has to be a free network adapter to connect to the client PC. Windows doesn't recognise the Bluetooth adapter as a valid network adapter for this purpose. I've managed to get file sharing to work over the PAN (Personal Area Network), but that's it. With a file transfer speed of 1Mbps, it is not exactly a fast network!Why though are you trying to share the desktop's internet connection instead of connecting the laptop directly to the router? That, after all, is the purpose of a router.

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I bought an i& desktop with BT keyboard & mouse. I've recently begun to lose connectivity with the keyboard.

I also upgraded to a Samsung SSD and I mention that as it is the reason I removed a lot of bloatware. Long story short, I call Sony and they cant help naturally except to send a new keyboard. The instrucitons tell me to use a file on C named wconnect.exe to enable pairing of the new keyboard.

And it's one of the files I cleaned out and Sony cant help except to tell me to do a factory restore to get it. I dont have the three days it would take.

Can anyone make any suggestions that would help ? Thanks.

Answer:Sony Bluetooth KBD Connection help

That right there would be reason enough for me to never buy another product from them again.
Using a ridiculous proprietary connection system without allowing the software to be downloaded separately.

On that note does it work at all?
Have you tried changing your power options to always on? (may help keep connection alive)

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I can't get any bluetooth connection ( Phone, mouse, printer, .. ) to my B50-80 under Windows 7 x64. All device drivers are installed from the Lenovo support page and no device is marked as inoperable in the device manager. Hope anyone has a hint or solution. regards













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Answer:B50-80 - NO BLUETOOTH CONNECTION in WIN7 x64

Hi! Did you solve your problem? By the way, which is the precise product number of your B50-80? I have a B50-80 too, maybe we have the very same device.





-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This is my system:Lenovo B50-80 - Full Product Number: 80EW 0192IX with Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

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so usally(not always) there is no delay in sound. but when i try to go use my bluetooth headset with msn, every sound stops. my girlfriend can hear me, but i cant hear anything anymore. but as soon as i press the stop conversation button in msn, i hear everything she said, and the sounds that where supposed to play during that time. Now there is a massive delay in sound(about 30 seconds), only fixable by re-pairing with the notebook.

how can i fix this? i bought this expensive Jabra halo just for chatting with my girlfriend...

Answer:Poor Bluetooth connection - please help

  
Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx


so usally(not always) there is no delay in sound. but when i try to go use my bluetooth headset with msn, every sound stops. my girlfriend can hear me, but i cant hear anything anymore. but as soon as i press the stop conversation button in msn, i hear everything she said, and the sounds that where supposed to play during that time. Now there is a massive delay in sound(about 30 seconds), only fixable by re-pairing with the notebook.

how can i fix this? i bought this expensive Jabra halo just for chatting with my girlfriend...



It is either the driver or the pairing. I would re-install the driver and then re-pair the device.
Ken

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I have just upgraded my laptop to a Sony PCG-Z1RSP (yes, seduced by the looks).The bluetooth function is driving me nuts. I'm trying to connect my Nokia 6310i mobile phone as a modem but can only do so via the standard modem over bluetooth included with the Sony/Win XP Pro which only gives 9600bps. The Nokia supports 28Kpbs and I used to get this speed via my old Dell with a USB bluetooth dongle? I've downloaded the latest Nokia modem but still no joy, it just disconnects immeadiatly?Other problem is getting MS ActiveSync to work via bluetooth in order to sync my Compaq ipaq. I can set up the connection and sync via the usb cradle and I can make bluetooth file transfers to and from the Sony/Compaq but ActivSync over bluetooth refuses to set up a connection?Any ideas out there???

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Hi there, I have a T61p machine with Vista Ultimate, SP1. I have all the latest patches from Lenovo. I have a docking station that I use at my desk. When the machine is docked I used a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth and Keyboard Elite for Bluetooth. Ever since I purchaced this machine (about 3 months ago, with Vista Ultimate) I have been having the same issue. If I have not used the keyboard for sometime (say greater than 5 minutes) the first time I click any key on the keyboard, the machine partially hangs. It will continue to play video or do other non interactive tasks, but for the next 45 seconds to 1 minute, the machine will not accept input from the keyboard, and it won't accept input from the mouse. I previously used the same Bluetooth mouse and keyboard with a Dell laptop and had no such issues (in fact, I still own that laptop, and it still has no issues with this keyboard and mouse) What action should I take?

Answer:Bluetooth connection hangs

Hello, Are there any power management features enabled for the Bluetooth adapter or devices in the Device Manager?  If so, does disabling them solve the problem? Regards, Aryeh Goretsky 

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I am able to send from my pc to my phone and tablet but the pc won't receive from either device. The phone and tablet have no problem going both directions with each other. The paired flag on the pc briefly flashes from paired to connected when I try to send, but then it immediately goes back to paired with an error message on the phone or tablet that the transfer failed.

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hii want to add a bluetooth device to my t400, but this device does't need a keyword to pairing but the Bluetooth software must have one. i hope someone can help me.. greetings richman

Answer:T400 Bluetooth connection

UP!!I have the same problem with my T500.The bluetooth device does not manage pairing and passwords, so i need to connect without pairing!!I can do that procedure with different pc and different software... What is the procedure with thinkpad ?

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hi guys recently purchased an ACER ASPIRE 5551 from PC world/tech guys with WINDOWS 7. i already had a set of PLANTRONICS 590 BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES with were working on my old PC (WINDOWS XP) no problems.Innitially,although i was advised some drivers were not installed properly i got the headphones to strea music/sound via my ADVENT MINI BLUETOOTH ADAPTER but then it ceased to wortk.I tried updating the drivers and they worked again then stopped!?! I purchased the BELKIN MINI BLUETOOTH ADAPTER as an alternative and installed ,updating any drivers i'm alll up to date aapparently......I casnt stream any sound!!!.The bluetooth finds the headphones, says its connected but the music still fails to stream through headphones!

The headpohnes connect with my mobile phones,ok and the laptop says headphones working ok.Maybe it is a laptop setting as when i hover the mouse over the Bluetooth icon it says bluetooth devices BUT IT IS GREYED OUT.Similarly if i click on the icon all options are available APART FROM ALLoW A DEVICE TO CONNECT!!!

SORRY for the caps but i thought it would make it easier to seee the equipment/issues easier.Please help as this is very frustrating especially as innitially they were working!I have tried all the option si could but i'm missing something maybe its obvious.I know its not connecting as ther bluetooth icon wont go green even when it says the audio gateway is connected sometimes??!! i dont understand why the connect to device is there but GREYE... Read more

Answer:bluetooth connection with windows 7

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Hi I have tried to connect my Logitec Bluetoot mouse to my new T510i but can't find the way toopen 510:s Bluetooth connection.The led doesn't show up green (WLAN does and works fine).My OP is 64 bit Win 7. Esa

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i have a sony ericsson k800i phone and have subscribed to tomtom plus which is installed on my ipaq but i need to configure it so i can get a gprs connection via my bluetooth connection on my phone can anyone please advise me how to do this please as it is frustrating not to be able to connect my ipaq is a hp ipaq hx2790 please help nearly lost all my hair trying

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I have been wondering the same thing!Will watch this post with interest.

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I just received a Braven 625s wireless speaker for Christmas.  After updating my Bluetooth driver on my machine (which now reads "ThinkPad Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate II") and re-adding the device, I finally got it to work wirelessly.  However the Bluetooth connection will not persist consistently.  It originally went off after about 30 minutes.  I saw another post on this board that said to uncheck the ?Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power? box under the Power Management tab of the Bluetooth device in Device Manager, so I did and that allowed the speaker to work for about an hour before it went silent again.  It remained silent for about 10-15 minutes before the sound came back on.  The sound remained on for about an hour, and then went off for about 20 minutes, then back on for 15 minutes, then went off and remained off for over 50 minutes before I manually disconnected the Bluetooth connection.  During the other times of silence, I am not manually doing anything with the connection or the speakers- the speakers remain on and the Bluetooth connection remains Connected.  Even in the Playback Devices section, I could see my Bluetooth device look like it was working (the green bars would bounce up and down as if they were playing the music that was still ?playing? off of my Lenovo), but no sound was coming out of the speaker.  Can someone help on why this is happening?  I als... Read more

Answer:Bluetooth connection not working

Hi, heath
 
What is the machine type and model of your ThinkPad, and what is your operating system? Also, when the event described in your post happened, were you using the computer actively, or just something like playing music or watching a film? And what version is your Bluetooth driver? 
 
My first recommendation would be to make sure that your BIOS is updated, as an older BIOS can sometimes be responsible for odd issues. You can find the latest BIOS for your system here. Just select your machine type and find the driver associated with your operating system.
 
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes
Adam





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I have got this Bluettoth dongle which i've been using for 5 years on my old computer with windows xp and had no problems at all.

So now on windows 7, i just plugged in the bluetooth dongle and it installed the drivers and it works the same way as on xp, but i cant transfers files, like long ones such as 2mb, i sent a 200kb file with no problems, but it fails to transfer 2mb files.

This is on my mobile phone i sending from, onto computer.

What shall i do?

Answer:Bluetooth connection lost

Please fill out your system specs, and indicate the make and model of your bluetooth dongle.

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How do I connect my phone to my CPU or can I? The Bluetooth icon is lit up but my phone doesnt see it? Help!

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You're going to have to give a few more details. What computer model do you have? What bluetooth software installed?What phone do you have? which device has the icon lit up? There's a process to pair devices. As long as you have bluetooth enable and visible to both devices there's you should be able to start process whereby you give permission from one device to pair with the other.

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I have been trying to connect a laser measuring device (Leica Disto Plus-Bluetooth enabled) to my computer via a Belkin USB adapter. It doesn't want to connect and I get an error message which asks for a pairing PIN number. I am told by the suppliers of the Leica that it doesn't have a PIN and should connect without one. Can anyone help out?I am running Win XP.

Answer:Bluetooth connection problems

I don't know anything about your laser measuring device. But usually, for bluetooth devices, the first time you try to connect with the computer through the USB adapter, you need to "pair" them by inputting any combination of numbers (both on the computer, and on the external device). The set of numbers can be anything you want. It's just to make sure that you're connecting the right bluetooth device. If there's a keypad on the laser device, just enter any PIN, and do the same on the computer when prompted.

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I am trying to connect via bluetooth my Aspire One Cloudbook 14" to a wireless sound bar. pairing was successfull but it still won't work...What am I missing??

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Have you looked in playback devices to see if you need to set it default? Sometimes they don't automatically do it.Right click little speaker icon in tray and select Playbavk devices.

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I have recently bought a bluetooth headset, a Jabra BT 250v, for both my mobile phone and my laptop, an Acer Ferrari. It connected fine to my phone but not to the laptop. The signal for it was found by the laptop but when i try to use it as a microphone or headset the sound just comes out the laptop speakers. Anyone got any ideas?

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hey guys!after quite a while of persuading, i have managed to get my dad to get broadband. we have ordered from talk talk to get 1Mb/s Broadband and an idea popped into my head. my dad will want to use the connection on his laptop and i on my PC. i have a bluetooth dongle in my PC for use with my Nokia 6230, and was wondering, if i get another dongle for my dads laptop, could we both browse the internet at the same time, without any other hardware (except the dongle of course) aswell as file sharing? if so then is there a tutorial out there?RegardsFully

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Hi - Not sure this is a networking issue but I don't see an obvious category. I've got a Vizio Model D50-D1 tv and wanted to add a Vizio 38"soundbar and woofer. I asked Vizio if my TV is Bluetooth compatible and got a silly answer that did not answer my question. My conclusion is that it does not have Bluetooth and so my question is whether there is an external device I can add to the TV that will allow me to pair it with the Bluetooth soundbar. I know that the small USB dongle to a computer does not work. However, are there other devices out there that might plug into the TV's USB or other port?
 

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