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Dan Jenkins July 11th 17 04:43 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
Can you get me started on how to connect Android 4.3 to Bluetooth on
Windows 10 because I don't have bluetooth yet.

I looked up how to tell if my Windows 10 desktop has bluetooth and it
doesn't seem to have a bluetooth card based on doing these device tests.
http://blog.drivethelife.com/bluetoo...oth-built.html
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-in-windows-10

So I need to add bluetooth hardware to the desktop PC.

Am I aware that bluetooth is slower than WiFi or USB cable?
Yes.

Then why do I want bluetooth?

I want bluetooth for only two things (but you can suggest more).
(1) To transfer files back & forth without having to join a local LAN
(2) To play songs from Android onto the more powerful computer speakers

Since I don't have bluetooth on the desktop, what hardware is best to add?

nospam[_2_] July 11th 17 04:59 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
In article , Dan Jenkins
wrote:

So I need to add bluetooth hardware to the desktop PC.

Am I aware that bluetooth is slower than WiFi or USB cable?
Yes.

Then why do I want bluetooth?

I want bluetooth for only two things (but you can suggest more).
(1) To transfer files back & forth without having to join a local LAN


apparently you aren't aware that it's slower than wifi or usb,
otherwise you wouldn't be asking for that.

use wifi for file transfer, not bluetooth.

(2) To play songs from Android onto the more powerful computer speakers


since you claim to have a desktop computer, just connect the speakers
directly.

Since I don't have bluetooth on the desktop, what hardware is best to add?


bluetooth dongle if you want bluetooth, but nothing you've listed needs
it.

Dan Jenkins July 11th 17 07:39 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:59:43 -0400, nospam wrote:

I want bluetooth for only two things (but you can suggest more).
(1) To transfer files back & forth without having to join a local LAN


apparently you aren't aware that it's slower than wifi or usb,
otherwise you wouldn't be asking for that.


Thank you for trying to help but please don't try to help if you're going
to completely ignore the original post by suggesting everything I already
know and which has nothing whatsoever to do with the original question.

Powerful Bluetooth hardware is the correct answer to the question.

WiFi is impossible for a PC that is not even on a LAN.
USB cable is inconvenient when going from floor to floor.
Same with speaker cables.

Powerful Bluetooth hardware is the correct answer to the question.

This question is just asking advice about which powerful Bluetooth hardware
(make and model) people actually use and like best to connect an Android
device to a Windows PC.

Char Jackson July 11th 17 08:02 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
On Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:39:51 +0000 (UTC), Dan Jenkins
wrote:

On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:59:43 -0400, nospam wrote:

I want bluetooth for only two things (but you can suggest more).
(1) To transfer files back & forth without having to join a local LAN


apparently you aren't aware that it's slower than wifi or usb,
otherwise you wouldn't be asking for that.


Thank you for trying to help but please don't try to help if you're going
to completely ignore the original post by suggesting everything I already
know and which has nothing whatsoever to do with the original question.

Powerful Bluetooth hardware is the correct answer to the question.

WiFi is impossible for a PC that is not even on a LAN.


Ad hoc WiFi mode might be a possibility. No LAN required.

https://www.howtogeek.com/180649/htg-explains-whats-the-difference-between-ad-hoc-and-infrastructure-mode/

quote
Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc Modes Explained

Most Wi-Fi networks function in infrastructure mode. Devices on the
network all communicate through a single access point, which is
generally the wireless router. For example, let’s say you have two
laptops sitting next to each other, each connected to the same wireless
network. Even when sitting right next to each other, they’re not
communicating directly. Instead, they’re communicating indirectly
through the wireless access point. They send packets to the access point
— probably a wireless router — and it sends the packets back to the
other laptop. Infrastructure mode requires a central access point that
all devices connect to.

Ad-hoc mode is also known as “peer-to-peer” mode. Ad-hoc networks don’t
require a centralized access point. Instead, devices on the wireless
network connect directly to each other. If you set up the two laptops in
ad-hoc wireless mode, they’d connect directly to each other without the
need for a centralized access point.

Ad-hoc mode can be easier to set up if you just want to connect two
devices to each other without requiring a centralized access point. For
example, let’s say you have two laptops and you’re sitting in a hotel
room without Wi-Fi. You can connect them directly with ad-hoc mode to
form a temporary Wi-Fi network without needing a router.
unquote



Poutnik July 11th 17 08:10 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
Dne 11/07/2017 v 04:59 nospam napsal(a):
In article , Dan Jenkins
wrote:

So I need to add bluetooth hardware to the desktop PC.

Am I aware that bluetooth is slower than WiFi or USB cable?
Yes.

Then why do I want bluetooth?

I want bluetooth for only two things (but you can suggest more).
(1) To transfer files back & forth without having to join a local LAN


apparently you aren't aware that it's slower than wifi or usb,
otherwise you wouldn't be asking for that.


He was not asking for that..
He can have a legitimate reason why not to connect to a LAN.

But for the significant file transfer,
I would use either an indirect way of the cloud storage,
either USB cable, if there are high privacy concerns.



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as they say about him more,
than he says about the subject.

Poutnik July 11th 17 08:16 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
Dne 11/07/2017 v 07:39 Dan Jenkins napsal(a):

WiFi is impossible for a PC that is not even on a LAN. USB cable is
inconvenient when going from floor to floor.


It was not obvious from the original post the PC is not on LAN.

I got in my other post an impression
you just do not want/are not allowed to connect your Android to LAN.

A good scenario description helps to prevent irrelevant replies.

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as they say about him more,
than he says about the subject.

nospam[_2_] July 11th 17 08:23 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
In article , Dan Jenkins
wrote:

I want bluetooth for only two things (but you can suggest more).
(1) To transfer files back & forth without having to join a local LAN


apparently you aren't aware that it's slower than wifi or usb,
otherwise you wouldn't be asking for that.


Thank you for trying to help but please don't try to help if you're going
to completely ignore the original post by suggesting everything I already
know and which has nothing whatsoever to do with the original question.

Powerful Bluetooth hardware is the correct answer to the question.


no it isn't.

WiFi is impossible for a PC that is not even on a LAN.


yes it is, and since it's in your house, why wouldn't it be on a lan?

USB cable is inconvenient when going from floor to floor.


that's what wifi is for.

Same with speaker cables.


wifi can replace that too.

Powerful Bluetooth hardware is the correct answer to the question.


no it isn't.

nospam[_2_] July 11th 17 08:23 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
In article , Poutnik
wrote:

So I need to add bluetooth hardware to the desktop PC.

Am I aware that bluetooth is slower than WiFi or USB cable?
Yes.

Then why do I want bluetooth?

I want bluetooth for only two things (but you can suggest more).
(1) To transfer files back & forth without having to join a local LAN


apparently you aren't aware that it's slower than wifi or usb,
otherwise you wouldn't be asking for that.


He was not asking for that..


he asked about file transfer. bluetooth is much too slow for file
transfer. wifi is several orders of magnitude faster.

He can have a legitimate reason why not to connect to a LAN.


i didn't say anything about connecting to lan.

Poutnik July 11th 17 08:26 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
Dne 11/07/2017 v 08:16 Poutnik napsal(a):
Dne 11/07/2017 v 07:39 Dan Jenkins napsal(a):

WiFi is impossible for a PC that is not even on a LAN. USB cable is
inconvenient when going from floor to floor.


As said in other post, if PC has wifi adapter,
ad-hoc Wifi can be a way to go,
similarly as ad-hoc LAN between 2 off-line PCs is often used.



--
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as they say about him more,
than he says about the subject.

Poutnik July 11th 17 08:39 AM

Connecting Android to Windows 10 by adding bluetooth
 
Dne 11/07/2017 v 07:39 Dan Jenkins napsal(a):

Powerful Bluetooth hardware is the correct answer to the question.


Not necessarily.

You do not want BT.
You want to connect your Android to PC.

BT may, or may not be an optimal way to achieve that.

Providing incomplete scenario may receive suboptimal advices.

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Poutnik ( The Pilgrim, Der Wanderer )

A wise man guards words he says,
as they say about him more,
than he says about the subject.


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