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Adding Bluetooth To My PC

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  1. Davidlaw69

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    Hi. all,

    I have a Lenovo 450e desktop computer. I want to use bluetooth to link it to a Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth speaker. I didn't see bluertooth on the computer, so I downloaded the drivers from Lenovo. First I tried a Realtek bluetooth driver. The computer did not recognize the SoundLink. So I tried the other driver Lenovo offered, a Qualcom bluetooth driver. Still no luck. Can anyone offer any technical advice on how to achieve my goal?
     
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    I'm guessing you actually have a Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e Desktop PC which comes with Windows 8.1 64-bit.

    Does your desktop actually have a bluetooth device?

    What's the exact description of the devices in the "Network Adapters" heading in the Device Manager?

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  3. Davidlaw69

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    The only device in the Network Adapters heading in the device manager is Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.
     
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    Is there an "Other Devices" or "Unknown Devices" heading in the Device Manager?
    If there is, advise the exact description of the device(s) listed there.

    If there isn't, and Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller is the only entry in the "Network Adapters" heading, that means your desktop only has a wired ethernet device and does NOT have a wireless device or a bluetooth device.

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  5. TonyB25

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    You have to buy a Bluetooth adapter. A physical device.
     
  6. Davidlaw69

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    I bought a plugable bluetooth USB adapter. But I am not getting sound from my PC to my Bose SoundLink Mini. Two questions:

    1. My goal is to stream music from an Internet music service to my Bose SoundLink mini from my PC instead of from my phone. Is this doable using Bluetooth?

    2. My computer saus I have Realtek Bluetooth 4.o adapter, AV Remote Target Service, Broadcom BCM20702 Bluetooth 4.0 USB device, Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator, Microsoft Bluetooth LE Enumerator. Do I need to remove any of these?

    Thanks.
     
  7. TonyB25

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    Make sure the Bluetooth in Windows is active and on. Should be able to connect to other Bluetooth devices.
     
  8. Davidlaw69

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    OK, I have gotten it to connect to the wireless speaker. Now the million dollar question: is there a way to get the music to play from my PC speakers simultaneously with the wireless speaker? Right now it seems I can only choose one or the other.
     
  9. TonyB25

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    I would expect to pick. Why listen on the computer if the sound is coming through external speakers?
     
  10. Davidlaw69

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    Because I would like to listen on the first floor of my house as well as the second floor (where the computer is located).
     
  11. TonyB25

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    No idea. Generally when using an external speaker, the internal speaker is disabled. Would suggest a more advanced speaker system. Otherwise maybe someone else has an idea.
     
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