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Topic # 14384 1-Jul-2007 12:12
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Hi,

I am having some challenges with the Built in Bluetooth on the Acer 8204 laptop. It uses WidComm Bluetooth Software Rev 5.0.1.120.

I am running XP SP2 on laptop. I have a Linksys 802.11G router in next room.

I have checked thr Acer website, I have latest drivers based on their web site. The Broadcom web site has updated drivers.

The issue I am having is the following:

  • when using a Motorola HT820 Bluetooth headset for music on Windows Media Player 11, I get disconnects when I move around my home office, certainly less than 10ft from laptop
  • works intermittently with HT820 running Counterpath Xlite 3 softphone
  • disconnects sometimes with Logitech Bluetooth mouse
  • felt I had some conflicts with MS Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Elite Combo (this requires it own Bluetooth dongle)

I see the following options:

  • upgrade the Broadcom software (will this resolve the disconnects when I walk around the room)
  • look for different headset
  • use my old Bluetake USB Bluetooth?
  • change to MS Bluetooth software/stack

I have some of the same issues with Jabra BT320 as well, less pronounced than Motorola HT820

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Dave



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Reply # 76471 1-Jul-2007 13:30
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The Microsoft stack won't support headsets. So you are stuck with this solution if you want to use it. I think you can pair the Microsoft keyboard with other Bluetooth adapters, you don't have to use the Microsoft adapter only - and having two Bluetooth adapters on the same PC is asking for trouble,







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  Reply # 76473 1-Jul-2007 13:39
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Mauricio

Any idea why the headsets would be connected, however, the music is not a consistant sound, when I move sometimes I loose sound, than it returns.

Has anyone else encountered this issue.

Regarding the keyboard/mouse combo, I have tried using another Bluetooth USB dongle, it only works with one supplied.

The person who purchases my MS Bluetooth keyboard/mouse will get a good deal.

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Reply # 76476 1-Jul-2007 13:58
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It could be a lot of thing - microwave oven in operation nearby, a 2.4 GHz cordless handset, Wi-Fi, other Bluetooth devices...

Also, in my experience, some Widcomm drivers have poor performance if CPU usage goes over a certain level. And 10m is the ideal - but not real world - reality. I don't remember seeing any device connecting from more than 5 metres really...





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