[LIST] Bluetooth dongles

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[LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by Cybereu » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:31 pm

I spent more than $50 to find a bluetooth dongle that could have BDADDR(bluetooth device address) changed. For other people do not get frustrated(like i got) trying to find a dongle that works, I decided to do this topic with a list of what worked(or not) and where to purchase them.

Following bluetooth chips can have their bdaddrs permanently modified:
CSR bluecore4-rom
CSR bluecore2-ext


Some Broadcom chips can work, their bdaddrs can be temporarily modified.

You should prefer CSR bluecore4 chips over any other chips (some CSR bluecore2 chips and some Broadcom chips do not work reliably).

Warning: most of the CSR dongles from ebay/dealextreme don't work because they are counterfeits!

The chip manufacturer and version are displayed in gimx-bluetooth:



Bluetooth Dongle list

WORKS (bdaddr changed permanently):
WORKS (bdaddr not changed permanently, not recommended, can operate unreliably):

DOES NOT WORK (bdaddr cannot be changed, etc.):
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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by tarrant_01 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:26 am

I've been using http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/produ ... LBTAD.html. It resets to the default address when it gets unplugged. Not sure if that's normal. I can get the above info if necessary.

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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by Matlo » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:15 am

Yes please do it.
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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by McKack » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:55 pm

Perhaps there should be three categories, or a (resets) label or something next to the ones that reset. Unless it's one of the Bluecore types without exceptions.
One of the two I have resets.

Aslo, do you know if it's possible to get the above info in Windows somehow, Matlo?
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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by Matlo » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:07 pm

McKack wrote:Perhaps there should be three categories, or a (resets) label or something next to the ones that reset. Unless it's one of the Bluecore types without exceptions.
One of the two I have resets.
Good idea.
McKack wrote:Aslo, do you know if it's possible to get the above info in Windows somehow, Matlo?
I guess it's not possible without writing some code.
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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by tarrant_01 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:06 pm

Well this is all i got returned to me:

Code: Select all

hci0:	Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
	BD Address: 00:19:15:66:E0:49  ACL MTU: 1017:8  SCO MTU: 64:0
	Firmware 82.67 / 14

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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by Matlo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:35 pm

What's the Manufacturer? (as displayed in sixemugui)
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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by Dr-Ripper » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:54 pm

Emtec EKCOB100 <-- is OK

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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by Matlo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:32 pm

Dr-Ripper wrote:Emtec EKCOB100 <-- is OK
Please give the chip manufacturer and version.
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Re: [LIST] Bluetooth dongles

Post by tarrant_01 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:07 pm

Matlo wrote:What's the Manufacturer? (as displayed in sixemugui)
"Broadcom Corporation (15)"

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