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Tech Help Bluetooth Dongle...

Ventus

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Yolo here, looking for a "bluetooth dongle" in order to connect my real Wiimote to my PC (strictly for recreational purposes, mind you). I was wondering a couple things, though:

What the hell is a bluetooth dongle anyway?
What does it do?
Do you have any recommendations for ones that are under $20?


Thanks for helping :)
 

Austin

Austin
Joined
Feb 24, 2010
USB dongles are slow, unreliable, and have to occupy a USB port to be used. Get a PCI-E bluetooth card instead.

Amazon.com: Intel Centrino 2230 Mini PCI Express Bluetooth 4.0 2230BNHMW IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Adapter 300 Mbps: Electronics

This one's a WiFi-Bluetooth combo card, but I'm sure you can also find a Bluetooth-only card if you want.
Yeah I think a PCi card is overkill for something as minor as Bluetooth. Forget about using up a USB slot, I think using up a PCi slot is a much worse alternative. I use a dongle for Bluetooth and it works just fine.

Here's mine
 

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