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nekrosoft13
07-01-07, 05:09 PM
Whats a good bluetooth adapter?

I know some use widcomm software/driver and some use BlueSoil.

Whats better? Once I bought one with widcomm and it added about 9 background programs running.

I'm looking for something that is not bloated.

evilghost
07-01-07, 05:21 PM
If you're hunting for a decent one that's USB I've always actually preferred the D-Link USB one, it has a good range of about 50+ft with good latency. It doesn't require any additional drivers as they are (were) built into XP.

Can't speak for Vista.

When I was screwing around with BT I was using a D-Link DBT-122

nekrosoft13
07-01-07, 05:53 PM
thanks ghost, i will look into that one

there are 7 versions of that adapter, which one did you had?

evilghost
07-01-07, 06:39 PM
Mine looked like this, that's about all the info I have :(

http://datorfixarna.com/catalog/images/DBT-122.jpg

nekrosoft13
07-01-07, 06:49 PM
ok that narrows it down to 6 ;)

radekhulan
07-01-07, 07:25 PM
I prefer BlueSoil over WIDCOMM, as they have the same functionality, but take about 10-times less memory used and services running. And they also work under x64, and can be purchased for something funny as €10.

The dongle is from Gygabite, and supports 2.0 EDR / 100 metres. I have another one, Yacumo, and work great as well. Had very bad experience with MSI dongles though. Those are really not tasty, and tend to explode and kill your sleeping dog, or ot least not install (right).

http://radekhulan.cz/img/bluetooth/BlueSoleil-service.png

nekrosoft13
07-01-07, 08:24 PM
how any processes does bluesoil add?

1337_Like_ThaT
07-03-07, 05:31 PM
I've owned the LINKSYS USBBT100 adapter for about a year now. I am not too knowledgable on the standards and modes of Bluetooth but I can say from experience Ive had zero issues with this adapter and installation was cake. I did not see any added processes in the background of Windows if you are wondering about that. I'v used it to hook up wireless keyboard/mice, my cellphone, my ps3 and even connected pc to pc through bluetooth.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124143&Tpk=linksys%2bbluetooth