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Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter - Version 4.0 (Newest Available) Class 2 Smart Ready Adapter with Low Energy Technology - Compatible with Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

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  • Enables your PC or laptop to wirelessly communicate with Bluetooth-enabled devices, like Smartphones, tablets, keyboards, mice, speakers, printers, headsets and more.
  • Cable-free file sharing, music streaming, video chatting, printing, gaming and more, from up to 30 feet away (Bluetooth features vary by device).
  • Simplified use with an attractive user interface. An included setup CD guides you through installation and connecting with Bluetooth-enabled devices in minutes.
  • Latest Version 4.0 Class 2 Smart Ready Adapter with Low Energy Technology, backwards compatible with earlier Bluetooth versions.
  • Bluetooth adapter 4.0, Bluetooth headphones, Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth Windows 8 compatible, Bluetooth keyboard, Bluetooth mouse, USB Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth smart ready adapter.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B004LNXO28
  • Item model number: MUA-BA3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,459 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter v4.0

Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology that allows electronic devices such as computers, mobile phones, and handheld devices to communicate with each other, without the needs for cables. This Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter will allow your computer to connect via Bluetooth to your Bluetooth enabled devices.


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Customer Reviews

It was very easy to setup and works great.
dragonlady
I plugged it into my Windows 7 x64 machine and it was immediately recognized and the driver installed without even needing the installation disk.
M. Kanof
I try several times to make it works,It doest,I don't know what is the problem.
Jose J. Pena

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249 of 260 people found the following review helpful By Michael Perez on July 12, 2011
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I had an issue on Windows 7 with Control Panel/Devices not loading, and not finding any bluetooth devices. But I found a fix.
I'm an advanced computer user who does a lot of work with computers, so I know how to get around a computer and get it to do what I want.
This device comes in a small box, which is actually quite decent looking for a device this small (I didn't really expect a box even). My previous adapter was a generic one that was super cheap, but it worked. Unfortunately, BlueSoleil (software controls for bluetooth) only got me so far with it and it did not work with my new bluetooth headphones (Nokia BH-905i), so I bought this.
The instructions are easy to follow, and the BEST part about them is that they are in grammatically correct English! That's a novelty these days. The adapter does fit really snugly into your port, so make a good decision as you probably won't get this out without a good yank. It has a blue glow that blinks when in use (slowly), so make sure it's out of sight if you work in low light.
It comes with 2 mini CD's with drivers for 7/Vista and XP. It uses the WIDCOMM stack, and took about 15 minutes to install (which is unusually long).

If your control panel/devices and printers is locking up (Windows Vista/7), here is a solution that seems to work for most people:

I am not sure if it was due to using BlueSoleil (I had a generic adapter that died after like 4 years of use; BlueSoleil is a different 'bluetooth stack') in the past, but I don't really want to go back and check. The issue is that when you do get all the drivers installed, when you go to Control Panel>Hardware and Sound, it totally locks up and shows nothing (Looks like its loading, but never finishes). You also can't add any devices.
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First, let me tell you that I am a very senior citizen, no techie for sure. This is my first experience with Bluetooth technology, and it couldn't be a more satisfying one. Installing my Medialink USB Adapter could not have been easier. I'm using Windows 7 operating system. I simply followed the directions provided with my purchase. I inserted the the mini-disc and was imediately instructed to insert the USB Adapter into the USB port. Presto! Bluetooth was up and running. I then went to the Hardware and Sound Section in my control panel and set the sound default to Bluetooth. I can now get up and move about with out missing a word. The sound quality is terrific, and I am extremely hearing impaired. I love this product. You will too.
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67 of 74 people found the following review helpful By S. Sullivan on June 9, 2011
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This little Bluetooth dongle was so easy to install and use. No issues at all. I have my mouse, headphones and Droid all linked to it now. I've been considering buying a second one for our desktop computer so my husband can use the headphones for gaming. Lack of Bluetooth connectivity was one thing that disappointed me about my new laptop, but this little chip solved that problem for very little money. Don't waste your money on a cheap one that may or may not work, just spend a little more and get this one.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 24, 2012
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In a few months, most distros should have the patch to the Linux kernel driver that makes this a friendly, no-hassle plug-and-play experience. That's when I'd give this product a full 5 stars.

Else, if needed, just create a file /etc/modprobe.d/medialink-btusb.conf and put this one line in it:

install usb:v0A5Cp21E8d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* /sbin/modprobe btusb; echo 0a5c 21e8 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/btusb/new_id

Detailed explanation: This device is handled just fine by the stock btusb kernel module. The issue is that the driver does not recognize the exact USB vendor/product ID. However, the driver was fixed just a few weeks ago. It'll just take a little time for your favorite Linux distro update to pick up the fix.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Alexandre Avomo-ndong on September 17, 2011
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Great product, just as advertise. As I followed the step listed below by another Amazon user (sorry, I do not remember his name), I did not have any issues on Windows 7. My HTC Evo 4G and my Plantronics bluetooth stereo headset work perfectly with the Medialink USB bluetooth Adapter.

Here below are the steps I followed:

There was one problem though. The issue is that when you do get all the drivers installed, when you go to Control Panel>Hardware and Sound, it totally locks up and shows nothing. You also can't add any devices. This is because the "Bluetooth Support Service" is disabled. I don't know why it is disabled. To enable it (and add devices/view any devices (wired/wireless)), go to start, type in 'services.msc' and open the result of the same name. Find "Bluetooth Support Service". Right click it, go to properties, and set the startup type to "Automatic", and click Apply/OK. Then right click the item again and click "Start". Now your menus should load.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful By throcko on July 17, 2011
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I consider myself fairly computer-savvy, and following about 3 hours of attempts to install this adapter onto my Windows7 machine, I've had no luck at getting it to function properly; I've been unable to "discover" the existence of either of the 2 Bluetooth devices that I own. I tried installing the adapter to see if I'd have luck with my laptop, which runs Windows XP Professional, and it installed with no trouble whatsoever(including discovering my Bluetooth devices). For my Windows7 machine I've tried the drivers that come on the Medialink-supplied (WindowsVista/7) mini-CD, the drivers at MediaLink's website ([...]), and the drivers from the Broadcom.com website, all to no avail.

8/14/11 update: I've given-up on this adapter, and tried another (Cirago BTA-6130 together with drivers downloaded from Cirago's website) that is working for me.
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