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    TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    I work at a school and im currently looking for a usb bluetooth dongle that will work without any administrator intervention when it is first used.
    Tried looking for one reading reviews etc, but none are clear enough or specific enough on the model name.
    I need to find one that requires no drivers or additional software(workstations will be windows xp with service pack 2)

    This is what we need:
    Student logs in
    Plugs in usb dongle to workstation
    XP Bluetooth icon apears in bottom right
    Student can then use bluetooth to communicate with their phone via bluetooth

    This needs to happen without any intervention from myself or other admins.

    Any recommendations? Specific model names are needed
    Thanks

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    What have you tried already?

    And isn’t it more likely to be permissions rather than the actual device?

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    I don´t think that this is possible... due to the way that Windows and the bluetooth stack work together.

    In theory, you should be able to load the drivers for one particular make/model of dongle on every single machine, plug the device in once and then the normal lusers won´t be prompted to install the device as long as they use the same USB socket - that is what I do with our Ezurio (TDK) bluetooth adapters.

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    One of the teacher brought in there son's Bluetooth dongle and that worked fine on every machine without the need to install drivers. Unfortunatly the dongle then got stolen and we didnt think to take the Model name although we think that it was unbranded.

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    hi r0ssc0

    the bluetooth dongle i use is advent and it is a true plug and play
    and for the price its only £.15.00 8)
    you cannot go worng

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    I bought a couple of Tevion branded USB Bluetooth adapters from Aldi a few weeks ago, £7.99 and they work a treat, plug & play and they work when our pupil profiles are logged on.

    Not sure if they still sell them though, think they we're one of those weekly specials.

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    Great but you dont happen to have any links to those models or a specifil brand and model name?

    Thanks

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    callumtuckey,
    Dont suppose you have the model name? Maybe it shows up in device manager if its not on the dongle itself? Where can we get them?

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    it is a bluetooth v2.0+EDR
    CLASS 1
    if you need any more info just pm me

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    Re: TRUE Plug and Play USB Bluetooth Dongle

    your better off getting them form curry's and Dixon's thats were i purchased mine form

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    Kensington Dongle work PnP on MAC OS 10.4

    <SMUG>Before XP SP2 Bluetooth was a mess on XP. Work's like a dream on a Mac! </SMUG>

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    One question why would you want students to be able to bluetooth things from the phones, students phones are banned here and if we see any we confiscate till the end of the week.

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    Sorry to Bump this old topic, but we are also in need of "TRUE plug and play bluetooth devices"

    After trying many brands, they all seem to require the same (exact) bundled software?

    Any one please have a working bluetooth adaptor? could you please let me know the model/supplier?

    Cheers
    Tim

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