Installing Bluetooth Drivers:
In order for your new Bluetooth dongle to work correctly you will need to install some software or drivers to tell your computer how to use it. Windows XP Service Pack 2 has generic Bluetooth drivers built in to the operating system that will provide basic Bluetooth functionality but to make the most out of your dongle you will need to install specific drivers. This will then allow you to connect to other devices such as Bluetooth Headsets, Bluetooth Speakers, Photo Frames and Bluetooth Printers.
The software or drivers that are required are normally included on the CD that came with your dongle. If the disc has been lost or damaged, you can download the drivers using the links listed below – but only one of these drivers will work with your dongle and i’ve not yet figured out an easy way of determining which you need, so it’s a little bit hit and miss.
- Blue Soleil Bluetooth Driver Download Site
- Broadcom Bluetooth Driver Download Site
- Toshiba Bluetooth Driver Download Site
If your dongle uses the drivers by BlueSoleil then you normally only get a limited free trial. To continue using this software after the trial you have to pay for it. If you don’t want to pay for this software then install your Dongle using the drivers built in to the Windows operating system instead.