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Where is the bluetooth located on the PC?

#1RemixDeluxePosted 6/4/2012 8:58:15 AM
I am not talking about a program, I would like to know on what physical hardware does bluetooth come from? I have several devices that connects via bluetooth and I wanna make sure before purchasing a PC I get the proper hardware that has it.
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#2unsolidsnakePosted 6/4/2012 8:59:59 AM
If the pc you get doesn't have bluetooth already, you could always just get one of those usb bluetooth connectors. Pretty cheap I'd imagine.
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#3ShubPosted 6/4/2012 9:01:04 AM
Bluetooth is almost never included with desktops, and isn't always included with laptops. The most common way to get Bluetooth if you don't have it is through a USB dongle (much like Wi-Fi capability).
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#4RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 9:05:59 AM
But if I were buying PC hardware where would it be located? Is it like on the CPU or Motherboard. Thats all I wanna know.
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#5razorracerPosted 6/4/2012 9:10:33 AM(edited)
Usually laptops specify that they have Bluetooth on them in the product. If you are talking about a desktop PC with Bluetooth, I have yet to find one. In that case, it would be a good idea to use a Bluetooth dongle like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875983003&Tpk=gbu421w6

I use it on my computer for my PS3 controller, and it works great. Mind you, it does take a bit of driver wrangling to get it working, but it works terrific when you get it running.

Remixdeluxe posted...
But if I were buying PC hardware where would it be located? Is it like on the CPU or Motherboard. Thats all I wanna know.


It would be on the motherboard. I have seen quite a few motherboards on Newegg that have built-in Bluetooth.
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#6r0ge00Posted 6/4/2012 9:09:09 AM
It's located where ever you want to put this adapter.

http://www.meritline.com/mini-type-wireless-bluetooth-usb-adapter-class-1-bluetooth-v-2---p-26876.aspx
#7RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 9:10:18 AM
razorracer posted...
Usually laptops specify that they have Bluetooth on them in the product. If you are talking about a desktop PC with Bluetooth, I have yet to find one. In that case, it would be a good idea to use a Bluetooth dongle like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875983003&Tpk=gbu421w6

I use it on my computer for my PS3 controller, and it works great. Mind you, it does take a bit of driver wrangling to get it working, but it works terrific when you get it running.


So from what your saying they have yet to integrate hardware with this capability. Ok then thank you for explaining. But how do laptops do it without external hardware?
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#8razorracerPosted 6/4/2012 9:26:07 AM(edited)
Remixdeluxe posted...
razorracer posted...
Usually laptops specify that they have Bluetooth on them in the product. If you are talking about a desktop PC with Bluetooth, I have yet to find one. In that case, it would be a good idea to use a Bluetooth dongle like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875983003&Tpk=gbu421w6

I use it on my computer for my PS3 controller, and it works great. Mind you, it does take a bit of driver wrangling to get it working, but it works terrific when you get it running.


So from what your saying they have yet to integrate hardware with this capability. Ok then thank you for explaining. But how do laptops do it without external hardware?


I just edited my last post to include the answer. You can find some motherboards that have Bluetooth built in. Bluetooth is never included in a prebuilt desktop.

The ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe and P8P67 Pro are a couple of those boards.
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#9RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 9:47:58 AM
razorracer posted...
Remixdeluxe posted...
razorracer posted...
Usually laptops specify that they have Bluetooth on them in the product. If you are talking about a desktop PC with Bluetooth, I have yet to find one. In that case, it would be a good idea to use a Bluetooth dongle like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875983003&Tpk=gbu421w6

I use it on my computer for my PS3 controller, and it works great. Mind you, it does take a bit of driver wrangling to get it working, but it works terrific when you get it running.


So from what your saying they have yet to integrate hardware with this capability. Ok then thank you for explaining. But how do laptops do it without external hardware?


I just edited my last post to include the answer. You can find some motherboards that have Bluetooth built in. Bluetooth is never included in a prebuilt desktop.

The ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe and P8P67 Pro are a couple of those boards.


Thank you very much for your help and everyone else too. I hope one day to join you when I have a real PC to work with.
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#10daviddPosted 6/4/2012 9:59:44 AM
razorracer posted...
Remixdeluxe posted...
razorracer posted...
Usually laptops specify that they have Bluetooth on them in the product. If you are talking about a desktop PC with Bluetooth, I have yet to find one. In that case, it would be a good idea to use a Bluetooth dongle like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875983003&Tpk=gbu421w6

I use it on my computer for my PS3 controller, and it works great. Mind you, it does take a bit of driver wrangling to get it working, but it works terrific when you get it running.


So from what your saying they have yet to integrate hardware with this capability. Ok then thank you for explaining. But how do laptops do it without external hardware?


I just edited my last post to include the answer. You can find some motherboards that have Bluetooth built in. Bluetooth is never included in a prebuilt desktop.

The ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe and P8P67 Pro are a couple of those boards.


It's included in plenty of pre-built desktops, though generally at an extra cost
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