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Hardware Support => Bluetooth & Connectivity Help Center => Topic started by: scienceseuss on August 26, 2010, 11:57:29 AM

Title: cant connect any Bluetooth device using mini USB bluetooth dongle
Post by: scienceseuss on August 26, 2010, 11:57:29 AM
I'm confused.  I've got XP pro (fully updated with SP3), and I'm running Smoothboard 2.0 Dongle pack.  I have the mini BT dongle from wiiteachers.com plugged in, and it shows up as working properly in Device manager, but I can't connect any bt devices to - including the wiimote.  I've tried a couple cell phones and the wiimote.  I'll be trying it on another computer ASAP, but for now is there something I'm missing?  I've read the self-help guide, but I'm still a little lost as to where I'm supposed to go if I can't even get my bluetooth to recognize anything.

Help?!

Thanks,
Jared
Title: Re: cant connect any Bluetooth device using mini USB bluetooth dongle
Post by: scienceseuss on August 26, 2010, 02:01:48 PM
the plot thickens - suddenly I hear the device disconnect sound, and a window pops up saying "USB device not recognized".  the Bluetooth radio is no longer in device manager.  Any chance I have a defective Bluetooth dongle?
Title: Re: cant connect any Bluetooth device using mini USB bluetooth dongle
Post by: Davo on August 26, 2010, 04:19:10 PM
Hi, we stopped supplying this model of dongle as the quality is very variable (cheap does not always equal reliable (-:. It is almost certainly a dud one.

Dave
3Pi
www.3pinteract.co.nz