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Windows 7: Bluetooth mouse works, but .... why does it work?

12 Nov 2013   #1

Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Bluetooth mouse works, but .... why does it work?

The Bluetooth (BT) mouse of my laptop (with build-in BT module) seems to work just fine. However, I don't understand why the Bluetooth mouse works because in the Controlpanel\Network and Internet\Network Connections the Adapter [Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #2] is DISABLED.

On the other hand, in Device Manager->Bluetooth Radios, there are two entries:
1. Bluetooth Module
2. Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator (MBE)

If I disable only the MBE then the BT mouse stops working. If I disable the Bluetooth Module, then MBE disappears all together and the mouse stops working too.

So, it is the MBE that controls the mouse, but what is then the relationship between the MBE and the Bluetooth Adapter in Controlpanel\Network And Internet\Network Connections??

Are MBE and the Bluetooth Adapter (in Network Connections) two parallel Bluetooth structures/stacks alongside each other?

Or does the Bluetooth Adapter sits on a higher level and get access to the Bluetooth hardware module of the laptop through the two Bluetooth Radio entries (in Device Manager)?

I've been reading about the OSI model and trying to figure out what Bluetooth components in Windows 7 sit where exactly in the OSI model, but it remains fuzzy to me how Bluetooth Device Manager components relate to the Bluetooth Network Adapter.

Can anyone shed some more light on the relationship between the Bluetooth Device Manager components and the Bluetooth Adapter?

Any info about websites or docs with some in-depth content about the relationship could help too.

Thanks in advance,

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06 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 8 64 bit
Bt pan


I see you didnt get a reply.

As far as I remember The connection listed on the network connections page as Blue tooth Pan is a Network Connection allowing you to connect to the internet say via a smart fone or other bluetooth enabled device with an internet connection.

Blue devices such as a mouse or keyboard are listed on the devices page

Hope this helps

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06 Mar 2014   #3

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM

Yes, Bluetooth has a number of capabilities, in Controlpanel\Network And Internet\Network Connections when you enable/disable it there, that is only controlling whether or not it can be used as a network connection. As laptopguru said, you can control individual devices from the devices page.

If you wish to disable the Bluetooth completely, you can right-click on the Bluetooth icon in the System Tray and toggle the Bluetooth device on/off.
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