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Belkin Bluetooth USB Adapter

Information of Bluetooth USB dongles made by Belkin

Belkin adapterIf you're looking for a low-priced Bluetooth dongle for your PC, we're currently recommending the Belkin Bluetooth USB Adapter (model F8T003).

Using a USB dongle allows you to connect your PC to your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or PDA, with a GPS unit (if you're on the move), and just about any other Bluetooth device you need to connect to.

This little dongle can plug into a USB port on your PC or laptop (also via a USB hub), and comes with all the software you need to get connected. Windows Service Pack 2 users should note that this version of Windows includes the required drivers and software, so it's even easier to get up and running using Windows plug-and-play.

Belkin Bluetooth USB availability:

Features of the Belkin Bluetooth USB:

  • Bluetooth adapterOffers built-in security using 128-bit encryption and authentication, allowing you to securely access any Bluetooth device without wires
  • Installs easily with Plug-and-Play convenience
  • Allows you to work at distances of up to 10 metres
  • 10 m range is dependent upon environment, number of users, and other wireless devices within immediate proximity
  • Adds Bluetooth connection capability to your USB desktop computer
  • Works with any device enabled with Bluetooth v1.1 technology
  • Supports Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, and XP
  • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.2 and higher (Mac OS X driver and software provided by Apple).


To pair with a device from your PC:

  • Click the Bluetooth icon in the system tray
  • Tick the box that says the device is ready to be found
  • The software will scan for devices
  • Click on the device you're after
  • You'll be prompted to enter a passkey on the PC (any number will do)
  • You'll be prompted to enter the same passkey on the device
  • Pairing should now be completed
  • A list of your paired Bluetooth devices should be displayed, looking something like the following screenshot:

Windows Bluetooth Software

Belkin Bluetooth FAQ

  • Need the Driver for a Belkin USB Bluetooth device? The Belkin USB dongle is supplied with a CD containing all the drivers you'll need. If you want to look for later versions, go to

    Note that Windows XP Service Pack 2 contains Bluetooth drivers that can be used with this dongle, so if you're having trouble with Belkin's drivers, try the Windows Bluetooth drivers instead - these should be picked up when you do an "add new hardware" from Windows Control panel.


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