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Bluetooth connection PC to PC


rocroc

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#1
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo
    Memory
    512
    Graphics Card(s)
    4400
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norto
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#2
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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

rocroc

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo
    Memory
    512
    Graphics Card(s)
    4400
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norto

strollin

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.

rocroc

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo
    Memory
    512
    Graphics Card(s)
    4400
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norto