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Anythingwill

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    Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
    « on: July 10, 2009, 09:12:12 PM »
    Hey,

    Alright, well i know what the initial response is going to be, but I bought a Bluetooth USB adapter off ebay cheap and it's not working.
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220431379099&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&salenotsupported
    There's tons being sold by everyone, all exactly the same, so i figured it would work, and I still figure it should work. Whenever I plug it in, however, it says "USB Device Not Recognized". It's suppose to just be plug and play so I don't know that it has any vista or xp drivers to download, please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I'm just wondering what I can do to get this to work, I haven't used bluetooth before so I figure I'm probably missing something.

    If it's destined to the garbage I'm wondering if anyone knows of a cheap bluetooth adapter that i could buy that they know works well. Preferably for Vista although XP would work.

    Thanks

    Anythingwill

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      Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
      « Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 07:48:27 PM »
      Seller was of no use, I don't think he even really read my email.

      I tried it on another computer, for some reason expecting it to work, it didn't.

      neelchauhan

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      Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
      « Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 01:02:11 PM »
      I think you should use a driver for this. I saw those auctions too and they say "No driver required."
      Check http://www.downloadatoz.com/driver/type_Bluetooth.html for it.
      In the auction page, they told a lie and it said "True Plug & Play in XP and Vista."

      If you don't want a driver, install the latest service pack and try.

      Anythingwill

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        Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
        « Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 08:30:24 AM »
        The problem is there is no indication of a manufacturer so i can't search for the proper driver.
        I just figured with what must be literally hundreds of ebay sellers selling these that they must work and someone must know how.

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        Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
        « Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 08:56:34 AM »
        In another thread on this forum, the poster was able to download a driver from the computer manufacturer's website, and it worked.

        You might try that, please.


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        Anythingwill

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          Re: Bluetooth Dongle Not Working
          « Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 09:48:59 AM »
          I'd love to, but once again
          The problem is there is no indication of a manufacturer so i can't search for the proper driver.
          Here, I'll post a picture of the packaging so you can see what I mean


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