Just received this USB Bluetooth dongle
from ebay purchase.
The standard Windows 7 driver
appears to have installed, according Devices and Printers view (see image).
From the Bluetooth system tray icon to Show Bluetooth Devices
window, when I try to add a device with my Jabra BT8010 headset in pairing mode, the device cannot be found.
tab in my Bluetooth Settings
dialog is shown in an image below.
PROBLEM / QUESTION
How do I get my bluetooth device detected with my (working?) new USB dongle in Windows 7?
- Most likely possibility: getting Bluetooth to work in Windows is a huge time-consuming effort. Bluetooth services may not be started. There is no installed software or obvious Control Panel module that points to Bluetooth. In Vista, one has to find "Bluetooth Places" by typing in the Start->Run box to find it. ASUS does not even install bluetooth (a sign of where technology is going?) There is probably something similar in getting BT to work with Win 7.
- The dongle does not work with a standard Windows driver and requires a special driver. However it is clear that the seller did not offer any special driver software, and anyway, the Devices and Printers view clearly shows a device with a working driver
- Somewhat related to item #2: the dongle may still not work even though it can install the driver? For example the radio transmitter might not work? What is likelihood of that?
1. The functioning (ability to pair) of the Jabra headset was re-tested in my old PC (HP dv9500t running 32-bit Vista with built-in bluetooth) and found to work. I was going to try to look for another bluetooth device to test, but when this occurred, it should not have been necessary
2. The PC is a ASUS G74Sx which was purchased with 802 wireless capability but not with bluetooth, hence the purchase of the dongle.