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help with bluetooth adapter install

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I'm new to Linux just set up Mint replacing windows 8 on my old desktop. So far all is working fine and a lot faster! I purchased a USB Wi-Fi Bluetooth plug in and when I go to Preferences then Bluetooth it says no Bluetooth adapters found. My Question is what is the next step to discover my adapter. also on the package it said was completable with Windows and Linux OS Thank you :)

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Your stick has to be Linux compatible.

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Have you tried the manufacturer's website? What about the seller?
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A quick bit of googling returned a number of interesting results, and this review web site was a top search result:

AddictiveTips.com: Best USB Bluetooth Adapters that are Linux-compatible

What research did you do before buying your hardware?
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Portreve wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:45 pm
A quick bit of googling returned a number of interesting results, and this review web site was a top search result:

AddictiveTips.com: Best USB Bluetooth Adapters that are Linux-compatible

What research did you do before buying your hardware?
Thanks Portreve, found just what I was looking for. I've been looking for one for some time now. Good price, and Linux compatible.
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Just a follow up to my previous post. I received my BT dongle today and it worked right out of the box. The pairing process was painless and worked the first time. I am using it to hook up my Dewalt portable radio to my laptop for much improved audio output. No more cabling needed. :D Works great for data with my Android phone as well.
I used the guide provided but was unable to find an exact match for the product on amazon in my country. I did, however, find a product that was using the same chipset, CSR V4.0.
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kelevra wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:33 pm
Just a follow up to my previous post. I received my BT dongle today and it worked right out of the box. The pairing process was painless and worked the first time. I am using it to hook up my Dewalt portable radio to my laptop for much improved audio output. No more cabling needed. :D Works great for data with my Android phone as well.
I used the guide provided but was unable to find an exact match for the product on amazon in my country. I did, however, find a product that was using the same chipset, CSR V4.0.

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That's wonderful news, kelevra! I'm glad you found something that works well. You have now aided the rest of us on here so that we now know that chipset-based adapter indeed works.
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I have bought three USB adapters for W10 and could not get them to work with the CD or download the Zip file. Sending one back this week for refund.I followed the instructions a few times but no joy. No one on Amazon would help. Failure is not an option, it comes bundled with Windows.
I do remember the last one said to look at the lower right of the PC screen, It said to touch the iPhone screen to pair. Did not work.
They work fine in my Lenovo Cinnamon laptop with no CD drive which I bought from Amazon pre-loaded with Mint.
All I look for is Bluetooth and enter my name and then look at my iPhone10 for same name and pair. I have Bluetooth hearing aids. Much better than ear buds.
Looks like the PC has to have Bluetooth in it. Not sure of that.
I have the ZEXMTE, ROCKETK, AND SENDING BACK THE TECHKEY. All from Amazon. All suppose to be for Linus as I recall.

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+Right now if I click on the lower right of my PC screen it says add a device. The software is still in the PC. It nver worked when the device was plugged into a good USB port and the W!) PC is up to date as is the iPhone 10.

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lexon wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:32 pm
I have the ZEXMTE, ROCKETK, AND SENDING BACK THE TECHKEY. All from Amazon. All suppose to be for Linus as I recall.

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Haha. I have the ZEXMTE myself and never noticed this bit when I ordered on Amazon:
High compatibility: support 32bit/64bit Win 10/8/7/ Vista and XP, enables PC or laptop to connect Bluetooth-enabled devices, like smartphones, Mouse, speakers, headsets. Not work with Mac OS, car stereo systems or TVs
Of course, it worked just fine with Linux.

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It's so painfully apparent that stuff is foreign made with pigeon English like that. Even looking at something as pedestrian as cell phone cases reveals it. It's pathetic.

What's even worse, though, is when it's native-born folk we're talking about. Yesterday, I was at a store I was auditing, and one of the staff there, who's a native of this country, couldn't even show me how tall five feet was. How does one graduate from school having no clue about units of measure? I've been places where I've asked what they would do if someone tried to pay for something using a two hundred dollar bill, and it was beyond their comprehension that one could know all the different denominations their country's currency comes in.
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lexon wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:32 pm
Looks like the PC has to have Bluetooth in it. Not sure of that.
Not true, my older laptop "without" Bluetooth works fine with the BT adapter I purchased. I used the recommendation below and found an adapter with a compatible chipset (CSR V4.0) and now have success.
Portreve wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:45 pm
A quick bit of googling returned a number of interesting results, and this review web site was a top search result:

AddictiveTips.com: Best USB Bluetooth Adapters that are Linux-compatible

What research did you do before buying your hardware?
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Question for others.
I did not do any research. Both PC's had Bluetooth.
Amazon said the devices would work in Windows PC. NOT. Only Linux PC's.

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lexon wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Question for others.
I did not do any research. Both PC's had Bluetooth.
Amazon said the devices would work in Windows PC. NOT. Only Linux PC's.

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Did you try other USB ports? If you have them, make sure to try a USB2 port over a USB3 port.

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lexon wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Both PC's had Bluetooth
If both PCs had Bluetooth, did you try disabling the onboard Bluetooth before inserting the USB adapter?
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