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Bluetooth/IR in XP: How to Enable?

Q: Bluetooth/IR in XP: How to Enable?

I have a message on my hp laptop that the IR port on my computer is not enabled. How do I enable the IR port in XP? I would love to be able to sync my Palm wirelessly. Would be great!


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A: Bluetooth/IR in XP: How to Enable?

Silly question, but is there a switch on your laptop to switch the IR on and off? Have a look.

Forgive me if this seems insulting, but when I've tried to sort out wireless issues on laptops before, the problem tends to be that the person hasn't got the switch set to "On".
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I'm using a Trust USB 2.0 dongle Bluetooth adapter (the little one you insert on the usb port) that came with a keyboard and mouse Bluetooth set that I used. Could that dongle be designed only for the bluetooth keyboard and mouse set?

A:I cannot connect my phone to my PC (Windows 8.1) with Bluetooth

The Bluetooth device seems fine as it already detected your keyboard and mouse. However, your phone seems not supported with the current Bluetooth device and you might need to take another look.
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Are all Bluetooth adapters the same and if my cheap adapters won't pair with anything, neither will an expensive one? Or might there be something else going on?


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Do you see any yellow (!) in the device manager when either of the Bluetooth devices are installed?
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I did everything like supposed to be. I attached few images to show my situation.


A:Bluetooth Problem

Yesterday I bought USB BT400 Adapter.
I started everything from beginning and there is exactly the same situation. Nothing changed. If you look to the picture, everything is pair and installed and when I ask them, they said that was something wrong with Windows configuration (not 100%).
Point is that they didn't have any clue what is wrong.
I didn't mention that before when I installed USB Bluetooth Adapter, and I pair my device in the Playback and Recording devices when I tried to connect it worked for very short time and after this somehow disconnected by itself.
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A:Bluetooth Keyboard problems

Well, on the hopes there was something in the Bluetooth app that I missed, I went back and took another look.

Not much there, really. But I enabled Bluetooth Network (even tho I only have the BT keyboard and mouse and no other BT devices) and enabled sharing with other BT devices (I guess between the keyboard and mouse and dongle or ?).

None of those seemed particularly applicable when I looked at them before, but
whichever one of those did something, I did a test on the keyboard and at least
yet it hasn't shut off even waiting several minutes.

Actually, would be nice if everything PC / Windows would be that simple!
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A:Multiple bluetooth headphones

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a single alkaline AAA battery could last for about 10h on my heavy usage. but im not sure if the bluetooth adapter could do the same.

bluetooth adapter -> fiio e3 -> 2way splitter

actually this way, it wouldnt be too much of a hassle. the 3.5mm jack of the bluetooth can be plugged directly into the fiio e3 as well as the 2way splitter.
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A:Bluetooth connection lost, icon gone from system tray, not in device manager

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dreckk said:

I can't use my bluetooth headphone and wired earpiece simultaneously. whenever I connect my bluetooth headphone to my laptop, the wired earpiece stops working.
I'm having Dell XPS L501X with Realtek High Definition Audio and OS Win7
Is there any way to make them work simultaneously?Click to expand...

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Does this help locate the correct Bios rom

kimsland said:

MSI Drivers
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Thread here:
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The power hungry thread asks a question about battery life in bluetooth devices - I didn't see anything relating to that in my last thread about connectivity problems. And I thought posting the problem thread in another section might expose it to someone that wouldn't see it in the other section. I don't browse all sections - I normally just go to a section that applies to my specific concern if I'm posting a question or looking for info on a specific subject.
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i happen to have logitech wireless mouse and keyboard and use rechargeables for both of them as well as other non-computer items around the house. Don't know how all the brands and types compare but can tell you i have Radio Shack Nickel-Metal Hyrdide batteries and recharger and have been pleased in all their uses.

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Here are some possibilities:

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Here's some advantages and disadvantages

Bluetooth you can expect 30 feet distance from the EEE. Wireless IR you can expect from 4 to 6 feet.

Easy to setup and configure
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You need a network to provide a wireless link for the internet - and I regret that the bluetooth connection does not work like this. Sorry.
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The Guru's at HP say No... Go to some laptop parts websites and see if there is a 3rd party Bluetooth card available for your HP model. Do a Google search. If Blutooth is not an option for your model, I'm afraid that you are out of luck.

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Hi, linkzor. I looked up your motherboard on the Asus site, and the bios updates they have listed for your motherboard are not even worth upgrading to. They don't list anything about fixing agp texture acceleration, either. However, if you still want to flash your bios, simply visit the asus support website, download their auto-flash bios tool and your bios, and it does everything for you. you do NOT need to take apart your pc.

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"Disabled" means what? It moves around in a wheelchair?

Starting from ABC..
Does the BIOS see the device?
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Do you see it in Device Manager?
Do you see it in my Computer?