My bluetooth dongle is killing me ? Stops working. Erratic.

Joined: 5:12 PM - Mar 29, 2008

6:24 AM - Jan 26, 2014 #1

Hi,

I have a desktop machine on which i have connected a USB based bluetooth dongle. The small pen-drive type thingy.

My problem is it came with no special drivers as they all come as plug and play. But they hardly do that.

Firstly when i connected the BT dongle and tried using it as is with the windows supported file transfer, things would drop on even small file transfers. BT transfers were also extremely slow. So i went to the BT manufacturers site where there was a link for BT drivers...the link leads to a download of a small applet called Bluesoliel (if i spelled it right). I installed it and everything works perfect except for if i reboot my system. Then that's it. I cannot seem to turn back the BT applet or activate the dongle again. Now i found that going into system services panel and restarting services titled BLUESOLIEL and restarting MICROSOFT BLUETOOTH SUPPORT services solves the problem. But not always.

As a result i have to reboot my system again and again for about 7 to 8 times to get the BT dongle to activate. And once it does then it works infallibly and even continues to work when hibernate and restart are used. Even for weeks together it doesn't fail. BUT if the system needs to be rebooted for some reason whatsoever. Then im doomed. Innumerable restarts, pulling out the dongle and replugging it only will get it to activate.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Joined: 10:58 PM - Dec 25, 2002

9:53 PM - Jan 27, 2014 #2

Sounds like a buggy service? I assume they're set to auto start?
Possibly a conflict with something, have you checked the system logs?
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Joined: 5:12 PM - Mar 29, 2008

5:15 PM - Jan 28, 2014 #3

Ive never checked system logs and don't know how to do so.

Yes they are set to automatic start in the system services panel.

They sell these things as plug and play and it seems so complicated. Guess what.... my other workstation which has one of these same BT devices installed on it. Matter of fact i bought 2 dongles to be able to send files between these 2 systems.

Same behavior on the other system too. After a fresh restart its very tough to bring back the BT icon live. Several attempts, restarts and system service restarts later it will work. And then it stays and behaves no matter how many times you hibernate the system.
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Joined: 6:27 PM - Nov 16, 2002

5:22 PM - Jan 28, 2014 #4

Just sounds like a flaky device, I had a laptop that had bluetooth and I would loose connection with a bluetooth mouse and could never figure out why?
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Joined: 5:12 PM - Mar 29, 2008

4:20 PM - Jan 30, 2014 #5

But if its a flaky device...i bought 6 units and all of them are doing the same thing. And ive shuffled them around between both the systems and BOTH systems are giving the same problem in the same manner.
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