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Bluetooth connection PC to PC

  1. #1

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    Bluetooth connection PC to PC

    I have an original W 8.1 in a Lenovo x1 Carbon (64) and want to connect via Bluetooth to an updated 8 to 8.1 HP Envy (64). Both have Bluetooth. Although I can connect other devices (phone, speaker, etc.) I cannot connect the 2 PC's. I can get the name of the PC on the device screen and am asked to connect but then I get a notation showing a pass code and am asked to verify (yes - no) if this is the pass code shown on the other computers screen. I cannot find a pass code for the other computer and none is shown on the screen. Is there a way to connect the two computers?

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Here is the step-by-step way to connect two laptops using Bluetooth.

    Software and Hardware Requirements

    • In-built Bluetooth device on laptop
    • Bluetooth dongle (optional)
    • Bluetooth drivers (optional)

    Important -
    Since Bluetooth use short wave radio frequencies for data transfer, devices using radio waves should not be placed within 100 meter radius. Bluetooth signals weaken if the devices are placed more than 100 meters apart. Also before connecting the two laptops using Bluetooth, make sure that neither of the laptop is infected with any sort of virus or malicious program. They can easily get transferred from one laptop to another without your knowledge.

    Step 1 – Determine the Type of Bluetooth

    The first step is to determine the type of Bluetooth device your laptop has. Refer user’s manual of your laptop to determine this. If it has inbuilt Bluetooth, proceed to step 3, else, proceed as follows:

    Step 2 – Install Bluetooth

    Purchase a Bluetooth dongle from market (usually costs $10) and insert it in one of the USB ports. Windows XP or higher versions of Windows do not require any sort of driver installation, however, if it’s Windows 98, install the drivers. All types of Bluetooth also come bundled with control software, which should also be installed at this step.

    Step 3 – Switch on the Bluetooth

    Switch on the Bluetooth of each laptop. A bright blue glowing light indicates that the Bluetooth has been switched on and ready for connectivity.

    Step 4 – Assign Status

    Decide which laptop will be used for sending files and which for receiving.

    Step 5 – Access Control Panel

    On the recipient laptop, open the Bluetooth devices control panel. Click on the ‘Options’ button and then choose ‘Turn Discovery On’ and click ‘Ok’. Remember, this will work only if relevant Bluetooth drivers and control software is installed.

    Step 6 – Select the File to be Sent

    Select the file on the laptop, from which you wish to send the file.

    Step 7 – Send the File

    Once the file has been selected, right click on the file, which will pop out a small window. Select the following options –
    Send To => Bluetooth Device

    Step 8 – Select the Device

    The Bluetooth will start searching for Bluetooth enabled devices in its vicinity. Select the laptop to which you want to send the file.

    Step 9 – Assign Passkey

    In case there are multiple devices in the vicinity, you should assign a passkey so that only intended recipient receives the file. This can be done by assigning a passkey through control panel of Bluetooth.

    Step 10 – Accept the File

    A message will appear on the recipient laptop indicating that a device is trying to send a file. Authorize your laptop to receive this file by keying in the passkey. Wait for the file transfer to complete.
    Source: How to Connect Two Laptops Using Bluetooth
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  3. #3

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    Failed to Connect

    I followed your instructions to the letter. When I got to items 8/9, the computer initiated a send but then reported "Device Object Push Services Not Available". I am still not able to connect using a pass code. When I connect a telephone or speaker the computer(s) will show an entry point for a pass code but when trying to join the two computers there is no entry point for a pass code. I can identify each computer and try to pair them by clicking the pair button but then the computer(s) ask to compare their pass code with the opposite machines pass code but there is no opposite pass code.
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  4. #4

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,145
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    While pairing, the computer that you initiated the pair from pops up a message with the code and yes/no. At the same time, a notification shows on the 2nd computer. You need to click on the notification to see the code and yes/no on the 2nd computer. If you aren't seeing the notification then ensure that the 2nd computer has a check in the "Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect" box on the Bluetooth Settings->Options tab (right-click on Bluetooth icon in system tray and select open settings).

    Once you get the computers paired then you can follow instructions (start at step 6) that ectech posted above to send/receive files.
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  5. #5

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    I had my computers sitting back to back but moved them side to side. I checked both to make sure Bluetooth was on. I used the Lenovo to send the connection. When I sent the connection a tab opened up in the HP requesting I click to install. I clicked and a Passcode came up. Meanwhile a Passcode came up in the Lenovo and the two matched. I first tried to connect the HP by clicking the HP Yes response that the passwords matched but then it reported that they did not match. I did the same thing with the Lenovo and the same thing happened. I then clicked both within a second or two and both systems reported that they were connecting. They both showed connected and then dropped the connection. I went to a file as above and tried to send a file from the Lenovo. A send to Bluetooth box came up and I filled in the box and selected HP as the receiving computer. The HP then showed it was connected and the Lenovo send box showed it was processing. The box showed that it was sending a file and showed a green precessing line filling up. It subsequently reported a failed connection and reported that 0 bytes were sent. There was no new file in the HP. As I said in my original posting the Lenovo is an original 8.1 while the HP is an upgrade from 8.0. I think this may be an HP driver issue. I tried to download a newer driver from Intel that Intel said would work but the downloaded file would not successfully load to HP. That's where I'm at. Thanks for all your help.
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