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USB Bluetooth Adapter's Blue Light IS LIT When Bluetooth Is OFF?

Q: USB Bluetooth Adapter's Blue Light IS LIT When Bluetooth Is OFF?

Hello.

I have an issue with my Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter - Version 4.0 Class 2 Smart Ready Adapter (Model No. MUA-BA3). Let me explain...

Okay, I have setup my Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter with the drivers for my Windows 7 operating system. Now, when I plug this USB Bluetooth adapter into my USB port connector on my desktop computer, it automatically lights up with a blue light on the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter itself and on my Windows 7 system tray/notification area I get the Bluetooth icon displayed as ?ON?. Then I go ahead and pair the computer and my device(s) (example: a Smartphone) to connect which they do successfully. When I am done using the Bluetooth technology, I disconnect the Bluetooth connection from each device and then instead of leaving your USB Bluetooth adapter ON with my Windows 7 operating system, I go into my Windows 7 system tray/notification area and select ?Turn Adapter OFF?. I then get the red Bluetooth icon in my Windows 7 system tray/notification area demonstrating that my Bluetooth is indeed OFF and the Bluetooth blue light on the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter goes OFF or is not lit any longer. Okay, so far so good ? everything is normal.

However, when I shutdown my Windows 7 operating system and then restart the computer at some later point, I notice that the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter still shows on my Windows 7 system tray/notification area as OFF (okay ? normal); BUT THE BLUE LIGHT ON THE MEDIA LINK USB BLUETOOTH ADAPTER IS NOW ?ON?! The only way I can turn off the blue light on the USB Bluetooth adapter is to manually go through the Windows 7 system tray/notification area, turn ON the Bluetooth technology and then promptly turn back OFF the Bluetooth technology in order for the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter?s blue light to go OFF again. I find this to be a real pain and chore each time to have to go through these manual steps to turn OFF that Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter?s blue light when the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter?s blue light SHOULD BE OFF TO BEGIN WITH!

I would assume after the system (re-)start and leaving the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter plugged into the USB port connector on my desktop computer, if the Bluetooth technology is indeed OFF as set with the Windows 7 operating system settings, then the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter?s blue light should be OFF as well, BUT IT IS NOT. I have no intention of consistently plugging in and out the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter when I plan on using it or not; but instead leaving the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter always plugged into the my USB port connector on my desktop computer at all times and using the Windows 7 system tray/notification area?s Bluetooth icon to turn ON and OFF the Bluetooth technology when needed.

I have contacted Medialink/Mediabridge and they have informed me the rationale for this issue: "The only reason the light would be lit is if the bus power from that USB port was running. I [they] looked for ways to manage the bus power settings of the USB host but was unable to find anywhere in the Control Panel that would allow you to adjust that particular setting." Makes perfect sense to me that the bus power for the USB port is ALWAYS RUNNING and the computer starts, the USB ports are powered and therefore the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter is always lit at system start until I turn off the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter via Window 7's system tray/notification area. Specifically, the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter is connected to one of the USB ports on the front of my desktop computer. The front desktop USB port connects to one of the USB pin connectors on my ASUS P5Q motherboard. Further, I have an OLDER ASUS P5Q motherboard that does NOT support Bluetooth as part of its BIOS settings -- PRE-Bluetooth capability. Therefore I installed the software on my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and drivers that came with my Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter. Medialink/Mediabridge has informed me they have no solutions on their end and I am the ONLY user experiencing this issue -- honestly, hard for me to believe the latter! They have tested this issue on a SONY VAIO laptop with Windows 7 and for them, the indicate they "have found that the light on the adapter stayed OFF after rebooting the machine." If you are thinking of me using the MSCONFIG and uncheck the startup for this Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter, again; this will NOT turn off the light on the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter dongle. This ONLY disables the startup of the program/driver.

Since, I have considered of a possible solution. If I can get say, Windows Task Manager setup with a task that would: (1) turn ON the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter program at say 30 seconds after the desktop finish loading and then, (2) turn OFF the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter program at say another 30 seconds after that. This would be all automated from within Windows 7 and definitely turn OFF the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter dongle light every time shortly after startup.

Please answer:

1. What is your thoughts of my possible solution?

2. Could you please give me some detailed steps I would need to do in order to setup with Windows Task Manager, especially settings for "Trigger" and "Actions" sections of the Windows Task Manager?

3. Do you have another solution yourself for my issue?

Please reply.

Thank you!

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Preferred Solution: USB Bluetooth Adapter's Blue Light IS LIT When Bluetooth Is OFF?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: USB Bluetooth Adapter's Blue Light IS LIT When Bluetooth Is OFF?

Hi, can you give a 20 word or less problem summary please, I got lost in those wordy details.

I am no BT expert or anything, but all I read was complaining about a light being on, which a piece of black electrical tape fixes around my house, regularly *cough* fire alarms.

If the maker of the device doesn't have a solve to your issue... that is usually the end of the road with a cliff.

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A:T420 Windows 10 Bluetooth Light Stuck On, Thinkpad...

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Is there a driver that I need to install? The adapter itself came with nothing...

A:Bluetooth USB Adapter ES-388 V2.0

OK, so I've given up on this adapter. It works now for everything BUT A2DP, so I want to get something else.

Does anyone know of a good Bluetooth adapter that definitely can do A2DP on Windows 7 RC/RTM?

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Hiii.

I have recently purchased a Bluetooth dongle (it's tiny), because I lost the 1st one.

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Then I lost it, I bought this new adapter. It isn't the same and again I'm going through the same trouble. I've tried BlueSoleil but it's sh#t like always, doesn't even work properly, Broadcom won't find the dongle. The bluetooth on the notifications pops up thought but it won't find or recieve from my phone. Searched for drivers with no luck. The brand name was RTCC or something but I can't remember specifically cuz someone threw the packagaing away (again without CD).

I have no idea what I did to fix the first one and I can't get this stupid thing to work!!!! I'm using Windows 7, Windows Update won't find drivers for it also..

Any ideas? Thanks!

A:Bluetooth Adapter:

Hi Telefang and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are there any identifying numbers on the adapter, such as a Serial Number? Please post back with as much info as you can.

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It is an ISSC adapter running Widcomm 1.4.3. build 4 software.
It installed in Vista with the disk that came with it, yet it will not show up in the taskbar at all. It does show up in the Device manager.
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A:bluetooth adapter

http://www.bluesoleil.com/download/index.asp

Have a look on there. try the first in the list, I think that had a headset option. If no luck, try the VoIP version.

Great software for bluetooth.
 

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i went to a computer store,
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A:bluetooth adapter?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fluidmotion


i went to a computer store,
and
they told me that my netbook needs an adapter in order to transfer data wirelessly from Android.
Is there another way to do this?



Bluetooth is the easiest (read "least hassle") way of transferring data to your netbook from an Android device. I got a "nano" Bluetooth adapter for my Toshiba laptop, it worked nicely. It sticks out approximately 3/8" (7mm) and was under 10 USD.

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Another alternative is to use a USB cable. Set your Android device to Disk Drive under Connect to PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I think that this allows access to data on the SD Card only. Not a problem on my phone as it saves pictures and videos to a folder on the SD Card.

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I'm looking for a adapter but not exactly sure if there's a better brand to get. I know that like HDMI cables, a $15 will work as well as a $40 one but am looking for recommendations.

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Thanks!

Brian
 

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A:Bluetooth adapter

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Welcome to the Forum.
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Cheers...

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On Start up:

BTTray
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Ugh. Okay. Soooo. A little back story before we start.

Last computer I had was a Dell Inspiron laptop. I was gifted a wireless pen tablet for Christmas and bought a Bluetooth adapter to use in my computer so I could actually use it. Apparently I bought the stupid adapter (Blue Soleil- lots of problems with the drivers) so the simple fix was to delete the company's drivers and just use Vista Home Basic's built in Bluetooth driver. That worked fine, until I bought a new computer the other day.

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Wrong.

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I am using Windows 7 HP32. I have a Microsoft Keyboard Elite and Mouse for Bluetooth. Both worked flawlessly with XP. Since upgrading to Windows 7 they do not work. The Device Manager shows the Bluetooth Adapter and says it is working. Problem is, when I go to Add A Device, it just keeps searching and searching and never finds my keyboard and mouse. I have been through many forums and tried the following:

1) Replacing the batteries in Keyboard and Mouse and making sure they are discoverable.
2) Getting updated drivers
3) Uninstalling and re-installing
4) Made sure the Bluetooth service is started and set to start automatically.
5) Tried Win7 Driver from Broadcom.
6) Tried Bluesoliel driver

In frustration, borrowed a Bluetooth adapter from work and that didn't work so then I went and bought a brand new IoGear Bluetooth Adapter that says it is Windows 7 Compatible. When plugged in to my USB, Windows 7 immediately recognized it and installed drivers. Still when I go to Add A Device, nothing found. I then updated the drivers (from Broadcom) and sill nothing. To make sure it is was not the keyboard and mouse, to took them over to my laptop with built-in Bluetooth and it would pair with them immediately.

Based on the above, it seems to me that Windows 7 is having a problem using Bluetooth to pair with devices.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Bluetooth Adapter Issue

I don't think it is windows 7. I have a phone and a mouse paired to a Bluetooth stick with Broadcom drivers. They paired at first attempt. There is usually a button on the base of a mouse that you have to press to make it discoverable. I don't know about a keyboard though, I have never used one. There is also a checkbox on the options tab of the Bluetooth settings dialog to make the computer discoverable.

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I have windows XP pro, I know the thing is in a plugged in properly because the light on it is blinking.

Any help would be cool. thanks in advance!
 

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I just got a Palm Centro and conveniently (not really) the usb cable to connect to my phone to computer isn't compatable with 64 bit systems. So I was informed that I should simply buy a Bluetooth adapter to "hotsync" my phone..blah blah blah.

after buying the bluetooth I realized that my computer was not recognizing the new hardware b/c IT isn't compatable with,..you guessed it...64 bit os...and then they say I have to buy another one. Now, I guess this seems like more complaining than a question, but my level of frustration is immense, so I apologize, but does anyone know a way to fix this issue short of the obvious(buying another flippin adapter)? I mean, is Kensington so cheap and lazy that they cannot get their "experts" to write a patch or update for patrons with a 64 bit system?
 

A:Bluetooth adapter blues

A cable wouldn't have anything to do with 64-bit compatibility. That lies with the device, not the connection method. If the phone doesn't support connectivity with a 64-bit OS, a Bluetooth adapter isn't going to make a difference.
 

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I installed an IOGear USB Bluetooth Adapter. I run WinXP SP3 with latest updates on a Lanova R61i. I can pair my Jawbone Bluetooth headset with the USB Adapter but am unable to use it for Skype calls as advertised. Even when I go to control panel and set up the device for use with Skype it is not recognized in Skype options.
Also - when I open network connections the Personal Area Network appears on the list but it shows it is disconnected. There is no way to connect it that I can see.

I know I have the latest drive stack for bluetooth enumerator and device (2007 & 2008 versions). But why can't I get this stuff to work? All the reviews said plug it in and use it...easy...hmmm

My ultimate goal here is to be able to use my Jawbone Bluetooth Handsfree with Skype on my laptop via the IOGear USB Bluetooth Adapter.

Appreciate any ideas anyone might have.
Thanks

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Hi all,

I recently encounter problem of sending files via bluetooth. I cannot send files using send to> bluetooth option by right clicking on the files.

In addition, I also encounter problem expanding the youtube description when I clicked on "See more".

I have also attached a pdf document that shows the problem that I have encounter.

Thanks in advance.

A:Problem with bluetooth adapter

Welcome Bluking.

First thing to try, I suggest you hold the left shift key down and right click on a file, then check the Sent To menu to see if there is a Bluetooth option.

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Very quickly, check the send to folder to see if there is a Bluetooth shortcut.

To do this, click the start globe/button and input the following line into that little search box at the bottom of the menu - replacing the word USER with your username.

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

E.g., if my username was Seb9, I would put:

C:\Users\Seb9\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Tap the enter key and a new window should open, with shortcuts in it.

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If you do not see a Bluetooth one and you have bluetooth software installed, I suggest you run a repair on the installation, just as an idea.

To do this, you'll need to go to your control panel, go to "Uninstall a program", find the bluetooth software and click repair (or uninstall and reinstall).

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Another idea is to check the Bluetooth settings for a setting to create a shortcut in the sent to folder.

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With your YouTube issue, hopefully closing and reopening the browser and/or system restart should fix that one.

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I installed windows 8 pro 64x on my fujitsu lifebook ah530 two days ago, and since then i can't start my bluetooth adapter so I can pair with other bluetooth devices. it used to work just fine with windows 7.and the drivre seems to be ok at device manager. can any one help me. image is attached

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So, I have this keyboard/mouse set, I had to send it back because the mouse buttons mucked up, and on my new one, my pc isn't recognising my new bluetooth usb dongle.

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard_mice_combos/devices/164&cl=gb,en

I uninstalled and reinstalled the mouse software, but its supposed to be all plug and play anyway!

Could someone give me some help on this

Thanks
 

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Hello,
I have tried paring my Laptop with my Blackberry, but get a service error message when I check the box marked "Turn on Discovery"

My Phones bluetooth is on but will not find devices.
Please Help.

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A:Belkin Bluetooth Adapter

Has this worked before OR is this a new installation of the bluetooth adaptor.
Has the adaptor been recognised
See this please
http://en-us-support.belkin.com/app...FyY2hUeXBlIjoibWVudWZpbHRlciJ9fX19fSwiYyI6Mn0.

That service error message on selecting Turn On discovery is more than likely a driver issue for the adapator.
Is there a warning on device manager for the Belkin.

On a more general basis if this is a new installation - does this assist
http://www.ehow.com/how_5128365_install-bluetooth-windows-xp.html
 

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Installed a Logitech bluetooth keyboard to xp sp3 computer, keyboard works but I cannot see the adapter anywhere in device manager. I am trying to also pair the adapter with my Blackberry. When I enable bluetooth on cell phone it does not see my pc. Any suggestions

A:[SOLVED] Cannot see bluetooth adapter

You are going to need the Blackberry software for it to work I believe.

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