I picked up a cheap bluetooth speaker recently (Memorex MW212 Bluetooth speaker) for $20. Details can be found here: http://support.memor...-MW-xxxx/MW212/
My intention is to use it with a Windoze 7 netbook (which I still have to buy a bluetooth dongle for) but for now, just to test it, I thought I'd try a more accessible XP system.
I have an AIRcable Host XR2 USB Bluetooth Dongle (a long-range bluetooth adapter about the size of a deck of cards). After connecting the dongle, Under Device Manager I have Generic Bluetooth radio and Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator, and a Bluetooth icon in the tray, which (after pairing with the Memorex speaker) that it sees the MW212 - with passkey enabled.
If I bring up the Memorex MW212 Properties:
Type of device: Headset (audio device)
Address: (bunch of hex values)
Last connected: (a few minutes ago)
Connection: Passkey enabled)
(flashlight is searching for a few seconds)
This Bluetooth device offers the following services. To use a service, select the check box.
Except there is nothing that appears in the window below the above instructions. What do I need, or what am I missing, to give XP the ability to actually use these speakers beyond simply being able to pair with them?
Does XP have the same problem with bluetooth devices that Win-98 did with USB thumb drives before Maxim Decim USB thingy?
Does XP (and every other version of windoze) require device-specific drivers for common classes of bluetooth devices (such as speakers) ? Or would win-7 have some special, magical ability to play audio through these speakers (but XP doesn't) ?
Would any of this be a function of the bluetooth stack - and maybe fishing around for a different stack would enable XP to use these speakers?
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What's the deal with XP and bluetooth?
Posted Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Posted Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Are you unable to select the device in the "Control Panel" --> "Sounds and Audio Devices" --> Audio tab?
Posted Yesterday, 05:30 PM
I clicked on the speaker in the tray and brought up the audio control panel (or what-ever it is) and looked to see if there was another available audio device - and there didn't seem to be. But I think there's supposed to be a service in the bluetooth device properties for me to select, except the service list was empty.
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