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Found old bluetooth dongle will it work?

  Gordon Freeman 17:16 09 Nov 2019
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I've found an ADVENT USB 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Adapter Dongle EDR in my desk drawer. Wondering if it should work with win10?

It's old & on checking seems it's only compatible with XP/Vista/7. I have win10.

Just wondering if I should bin it or try to get it working?

Thought I might be able to stream music from desktop to bluetooth earbuds. I plugged it in usb slot, desktop went 'bing bong', but then I couldn't see that I had bluetooth connection.

If it's a binner no problem, just thought I'd ask before. Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:01 12 Nov 2019

Challenge achieved :0)

Thanks for the feedback.

  AroundAgain 21:41 12 Nov 2019

Well done chaps

I just found this thread which intrigued me because I had two BT USB dongles from sometime back, v2, I suspect.

So, plugged it iin to Desktop, right clicked on the bluetooth symbol which opened Settings - Bluetooth. Set my phone to seach, found desktop, paired phone with Desktop PC.

Not sure what I will use it for but it does mean I can use BT mouse if necessary

Thanks for motivating me to test out this dongle, which has been knocking around on my desk for a few years, wondering if it still worked. Running Win 10 v1903

Thanks again, and well done for your persistance ;)

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