Laptop will not act as receiver for bluethooth device .. why?


  1. Posts : 25
    windows 10, windows 7, linux mint 18.1
       #1

    Laptop will not act as receiver for bluethooth device .. why?


    First let me tell you what I am trying to do ...

    I have an audio mixer. I am trying to get the output of the mixer into the computer.

    I can do this with a cable but I want to go wireless ... bluetooth I figure would be easiest.

    So, have two different dell laptop computers (both running windows 10).

    I have two different stand alone bluetooth transmitters ( one runs 4.1 .. the other 5.0).

    I plug the devices into power (both are USB powered and have an audio input jack) ...... press the button to pair ... neither computer will see either device!

    So if I have two different computes ... and I have two different devices (transmitters) .. and I can't see either then I know I am doing something wrong.

    Just as a side note .... one of the transmitters has a RX / TX switch. The laptop will see it as a receiver but not as a transmitter!

    Any suggestions ... or ?????

    Thanks .... Mike
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  2. Posts : 7,987
    windows 10
       #2

    5 has double the speed and range that may be a problem
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  3. Posts : 25
    windows 10, windows 7, linux mint 18.1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Samuria said:
    5 has double the speed and range that may be a problem
    But even with the transmitter right beside the computer, it will not "see" it.

    Thanks ... Mike
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  4. Posts : 3,500
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #4

    The computer's Bluetooth is a transmitter only, it is used to transmit audio to Bluetooth headphones, earphones or speakers. It cannot be used (as far as I know) to receive audio from another source. What you need is a Bluetooth receiver which can receive audio from other sources (acts like a speaker) and convert it to audio cable such as this: https://gembird.com/item.aspx?id=10378&lang=en You plug the audio cable at your computers line-in (blue) or mic (red) port to listen or record. The line-in is preferred as the mic can distort the sound if it has too high gain.
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  5. Posts : 25
    windows 10, windows 7, linux mint 18.1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    spapakons said:
    The computer's Bluetooth is a transmitter only, it is used to transmit audio to Bluetooth headphones, earphones or speakers. It cannot be used (as far as I know) to receive audio from another source. What you need is a Bluetooth receiver which can receive audio from other sources (acts like a speaker) and convert it to audio cable such as this: https://gembird.com/item.aspx?id=10378&lang=en You plug the audio cable at your computers line-in (blue) or mic (red) port to listen or record. The line-in is preferred as the mic can distort the sound if it has too high gain.
    This is exactly that I was thinking !!!! It was too odd to have two not work.

    Question ... is there a "good" stereo audio to USB input device? I see a few ... most are as you said "mic" input to usb (and had headphone out also) ... I need LINE in to the computer.

    I can then even go RF from the mixer to the computer.

    Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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