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Topic # 4258 23-Jun-2005 22:23
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Can I use a bluetooth headset and a bluetooth adapdter on my XP box to talk on Skype??

I would rather do it on my Ipaq 5450 (Bluetooth/WiFi), but it runs WM2002 not 2003, so cant run Skype.

Any ideas?

I already have a Nokia Bluetooth headset, and I have a WLAN at home.




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  Reply # 15942 23-Jun-2005 22:38
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I use a logitech bluetooth headset with Skype on Mac OS X and it works fine. Should be doable on Windows.

Nice thing is it doesn't effect system sound. Also on WLAN here.





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  Reply # 15953 24-Jun-2005 09:51
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Yes. Easy, but your Bluetooth software must support the Headset profile - the Windows XP Service Pack 2 does not, but Widcomm 1.3 and up works just fine. Check this article.

Note that performance is affected by CPU usage on Windows - if the CPU reaches around 95% then the sound will be impacted or the link will break and you'll have to connect again.





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