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    Question [SOLVED] Any luck with USB bluetooth adapters?


    I've learned to not just purchase a USB device assuming it will work. So, I have to ask...
    Has anyone had any luck out of the box with USB dongles for bluetooth?
    I use Ubuntu and its variants. I just don't want to spend $20 to find out that something won't work.

    Thanks,
    Greg

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    Ubuntu is pretty good with USB bluetooth dongles, but not all will work out-of-the-box. I've had good results with a Belkin F8T017.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Thanks. I appreciate the response. It just helps to shop with some specifics in mind.
    Thanks again,
    Greg

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    I bought a cheap 'no make' Bluetooth dongle and it worked out of the box on Ubuntu and openSUSE.
    Pete

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    Usually will work. I got the Belkin (more pricey) because it is an extended range transceiver.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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