Bluetooth

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Richard Myers, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Richard Myers

    Richard Myers Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2014
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bluetooth....a great piece of technology but am I wrong in thinking it is more trouble that it is worth!

    I purchased a new Bluetooth mouse yesterday to use with my Win7 laptop with a built in Bluetooth adaptor.

    It took several attempt to get the mouse to connect to the computer and then the connection dropped after around 15 minutes. I made a few more attempts to reconnect without success.

    The computer will find the device, the paring code is entered then Win7 goes through a process of installing drivers. After a minute or two this process is complete but as mentioned above it has only worked for a short period of time with the computer.

    I have all Win7 updates installed. The Bluetooth drivers are up to date but I am at a loss as to what the problem could be!

    Any ideas...

    Thanks...
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,878
    Likes Received:
    317
    I'm not aware of any bluetooth mouse devices....just your standard wireless mice.

    What's the make/model of the mouse you purchased?
     
  3. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,541
    Likes Received:
    106
  4. strollin

    strollin Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2013
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    36
    I would suspect the mouse is the problem as well. I've never seen a mouse that claimed it was switchable between Bluetooth and wireless and suspect that may be part of the issue. I have 3 of these: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.282133900?srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=45-268245-2&WT.mc_id=US_datafeed_Google

    There is a small delay at boot, maybe 20 seconds (not several minutes as whs described) while the Bluetooth connection is established but then the connection is solid.

    I use a few different Bluetooth devices such as mouse, keyboard, headset, speakers and GPS. I also use it to do things like connect phone to laptop for file transfers. I find Bluetooth very useful and definitely worthwhile.
     
  5. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,541
    Likes Received:
    106
    You have to consider that my device - the Asus Transformer - is not the fastest. I if I use it on my Dell XPS 8300 with a BT dongle, it is a lot faster.
     
  6. strollin

    strollin Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2013
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    36
    It makes sense that it could take longer on lesser hardware but I have used Bluetooth mice on older dual-core Atom powered netbooks without it taking a full minute or more to connect. I would expect better performance from the Transformer.
     
  7. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,541
    Likes Received:
    106
    Hmm, maybe I should search for the causes of delay. But since the Transformer is my wife's system, I do not get to use it too often, LOL. But you may be right. BT is a lot faster on my Nexus 7 and that is not really a powerhouse either. On the Nexus I use it for this keyboard.
     
  8. Richard Myers

    Richard Myers Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2014
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well...now it's working just perfect!

    No idea what I did but it is very reliable and frees up a USB!

    Thanks for the input!
     
  9. strollin

    strollin Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2013
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    36
    Glad it's working for you.
     

Share This Page

Loading...