BrianOBrien
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Blue tooth works?

Sun May 01, 2016 8:06 pm

I have a few USB components like a bluetooth adapter and a wifi adapter.

The wifi adapter is a TP-LINK TL-WN725N V2.1...
There is a very very very very long thread on it working RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.... Not.
Does anyone have concise instructions on getting it working?
Even if I have to download the source code and make the driver.

The blue tooth adaptor is a IOGEAR bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro adapter. (Model GBU521W6)
If I plug this is... is there a way of seeing if the OS recognised it and it 'may' work?
Any apps I might install to test it? Like maybe it's as simple as seeing if I can hookup a bluetooth mouse or keyboard.

DirkS
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Re: Blue tooth works?

Sun May 01, 2016 8:07 pm

BrianOBrien wrote:The blue tooth adaptor is a IOGEAR bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro adapter. (Model GBU521W6)
If I plug this is... is there a way of seeing if the OS recognised it and it 'may' work?
It should show up with

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lsusb

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Douglas6
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Re: Blue tooth works?

Sun May 01, 2016 8:18 pm

I've got an iOGear Bluetooth adapter that works fine. Best way to check is with

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hciconfig -a

BrianOBrien
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Re: Blue tooth works?

Mon May 02, 2016 12:02 am

Thanks

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pi@raspberrypi:~ $ hciconfig -a
hci0:	Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
	BD Address: 5C:F3:70:73:31:FB  ACL MTU: 1021:8  SCO MTU: 64:1
	UP RUNNING 
	RX bytes:924 acl:0 sco:0 events:44 errors:0
	TX bytes:1487 acl:0 sco:0 commands:44 errors:0
	Features: 0xbf 0xfe 0xcf 0xfe 0xdb 0xff 0x7b 0x87
	Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3 
	Link policy: RSWITCH SNIFF 
	Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT 
	Name: 'raspberrypi'
	Class: 0x000000
	Service Classes: Unspecified
	Device Class: Miscellaneous, 
	HCI Version: 4.0 (0x6)  Revision: 0x1000
	LMP Version: 4.0 (0x6)  Subversion: 0x220e
	Manufacturer: Broadcom Corporation (15)

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a5c:21e8 Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 Bluetooth 4.0
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
I take it the TP-LINK is not going to be as slam dunk.

DirkS
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Re: Blue tooth works?

Mon May 02, 2016 12:49 am

BrianOBrien wrote:I take it the TP-LINK is not going to be as slam dunk.
No experience with that dongle...
Check this topic: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62371

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