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    I need a Win7 Bluetooth adapter recommendation.

    I hope this is the right sub-forum for this. There are too many categories.

    Anyway, I bought a Bluetooth adapter from a local "big box" store. It says it works with Win7. There were no drivers supplied. It simply told you to go to a webpage that gives you a 404 error - no page exists. (This is a www.Broadcom.com webpage.) I searched for drivers. I thought I found the right one. It crashed the computer!

    So . . . this little piece of garbage goes back to the store tomorrow.

    Can anyone recommend to me a nice bluetooth adapter, for Win7, that has good drivers and support, and works?

    My only need is that it can send audio to a bluetooth receiver so that I can stream audio from my laptop to an older audio system.

    Thanks all;
    Artie

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    This Broadcom page seems to have the drivers you require.
    https://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks Paul, but those are the drivers that I eventually found, and didn't work. My laptop doesn't seem to recognize the new hardware. I get that little "bloop-bloop" sound when I plug in the bluetooth dongle, but nothing shows up. And the driver doesn't display any "bluetooth" icon anywhere. There's nothing for me to click to get to settings. Also, in "Devices and Printers" I get this odd "device" called BCM20702AO which doesn't work. I did a google search, and sure enough, that's the bluetooth dongle, but with bad drivers.

    I've read quite a few reviews from people who are having problems with the Broadcom drivers. That's why I'm hoping to find something else. Maybe something from Logitech or similar.

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    Sometimes USB installs are picky about the sequence of events. Have you tried

    Deleting the device in device manager.
    Un-plug the device
    Re-boot.
    Start the driver install.
    Insert the device when requested.

    Joe

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    No. But I'll give that a try.

    Thanks Joe.

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    You can confirm the device by looking up the device ID.
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...=1#post1047471

    cheers, Paul

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