Have Dell 4700 with Windows 2000 Pro updated to Service Pack 3. Purchased IOGear GBU321 adapter. Connected same to USB port. Computer automatically recognized new Hardware and installed BlueTooth Driver. But no icon is showing up for it in the System Tray. Tried IOGear software/drivers that came with adapter, but after installing it was not able to perform any searches for other bluetooth devices. So uninstalled it and reinstalled the Windows drivers for the GBU321. Still no bluetooth icon. How to get the BlueTooth icon to show in the system tray so that I could actually use the adapter? Note: The GBU321 does show up as installed and working properly in the Hardware-Device Manager list.
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Re: No System Tray Blue Tooth Icon
Three things, there's a possibility that the driver was not properly installed or the compute was not properly recognizing the device or the device could be defective.
The proper driver installation of this device are as follows:
1. Make sure that there's no other Bluetooth drive installed in your computer. If there is, uninstall it first. 2. Load and install the CD without connecting the GBU211. 3. If you get a message saying "There's no Bluetooth device found", just click "Cancel" but you will notice that the compute will continue installing the driver. 4. After installing the driver, restart the computer. 5. Connect the GBU211 while the computer is rebooting.
If you will get the same problem, try to use the driver that is posted on the Web site, here's the link:
The GBU321 installation software that comes with the CD was the problem. Called their tech service who made me uninstall the BlueTooth Drivers that the CD and Windows 2000 installed first, and then "directly" download and install the BROADCOM drivers. The adapter works very well now. Thanks.
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have you try disable your firewall? windows firewall / antivirus firewall (do not disable your antivirus!) just disable the firewall one by one and try again on difrent usb ports, are you using administrator account to install this ? good luck :)
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You can also try plugging the Wifi Adapter into other USB ports on the computer. Sometimes certain USB ports are 1.0/1.1 while others are 2.0.
First check the "Device Manager", for any USB Driver "errors".
There are 3 USB ports for your Laptop, check all the ports.
If you are using XP on your laptop, is your service packs up to date? For USB 2.0 port to function properly you got have to update a least Service Pack 2 for Win XP.
1. Have you check your USB port? Just plug in any USB devices eg. Flash drive, external HDD... and see whether the port detect the USB devices.
2. Is the USB cable for the Printer faulty? Try a new USB cable.
If you have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or 3 installed on the
computer, then the computer has the Microsoft Bluetooth Protocol Stack. The
Microsoft stack allows you to install an external Bluetooth adapter automatically.
If the Bluetooth adapter supports the Microsoft stack but it does not install
automatically, then you do not have the Microsoft stack on the computer.
>>Make sure that you have installed the HP All-in-One software on the computer.
>>Attach an HP Bluetooth adapter to the front USB port of the HP All-in-One.
>>If you are using an external Bluetooth adapter for the computer, make sure
the computer is on and then attach the Bluetooth adapter to a USB port on
the computer. If you have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or 3 installed, the
Bluetooth drivers are installed automatically. If you are prompted to select a
Bluetooth profile, select HCRP.
>>On the Windows taskbar, click Start
, and then click Printers and Faxes
>>Double-click the Add Printer
, and then select A Bluetooth Printer
>>Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
It seems that after re-installing windows you have missed the Driver installation for your hardware. If you have a disk (which reads Drivers and Utilities) that came with your computer, You can insert it in your CD Driver and select the Driver for Network adapter. If you do not have a disc, you can always visit the Dell's support site i.e.:support.dell.com and Get the drivers suitable for your hardware by selecting the model or Entering the Service Tag of your Dell computer.
Actually, you are using a Class Bluetooth adapter which can go up to Up to 330 feet (100 meters) wireless working distance. It is compatible with Class 2 (33 feet/10 meters) and 3 (3.3 feet/1meter) Bluetooth devices but it will follow the short range. Your moto h375 headset is a Class 3 device so it should go only go up to 3.3 feet indoor (line of sight).
I had the same problem (blue screen from external cam). I read a few unrelated posts that talked about USB2 vs USB 1 and internal PCI vs external USB hub so thought I'd try a few things. I unplugged my CS430 from an external USB1 (I think - it's a Belkin iPOD synch base with 5 USB ports) hub and plugged it into the front chasis mounted USB 2.0 ports on my Dell Dimension E310 and voila!!! the external cam works and no need to mess around with SP3 etc. Hope this helps.
There are 3 possible things wrong. You will have to try to test them all.
1) The USB port could be bad. Try plugging another USB device into it and see if the computer recognizes it. Try a USB mouse, portable music player, or any other type of USB device. If it does, then the port is good, and move onto #2. If not, then try another port. If all USB ports are bad, then you will need to have that fixed.
2) The USB cable may be bad. Try swapping out the USB cable. Try using a different USB cable. Also try using the original USB cable with another USB device on another computer.
3) The printer may be bad. Contact vendor support, or just return is to where you purchased it.
Another place to see if the device is even being recognized is the Deviec Manager in windows. This can be viewed by Right clicking on My Computer and selecting "Manage". In the Computer Management window that opens, select Device Manager. If you see any question marks there, then your computer may "see" the printer, but the drivers are not installed properly. If you do not see any question marks or the printer, then there is a problem with the printer.