Bluetooth Question

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  1. Tmozer

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    What is the limit to how many Bluetooth devices can be connected to the SP3 at the same time?
     
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    That is a "depends".... If you are using 2.4 GHz WiFi one Bluetooth devices can cause issues, if you are using 5GHz WiFi as many as you need.
     
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    In theory, you may have 255 devices connected. At that point, you have essentially purchased one of every device available from BestBuy.
     
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    By connected if you mean communicating then its seven but the practical limitation may be 1 or 0. :)
     
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    I experimented and believe the answer seems to be two devices connected at the same time. My MS BT mouse is connected and working as is the pen. However I just tried to connect my Sony BT headphones (which were previously paired and connected before the addition of the mouse) and they will not connect. Pity...... Although I can always connect the headphone via an audio cable.......
     
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    A user at work was just complaining to me that on her brand new ThinkPad Carbon X, if she tries to connect a 3rd BT device, then another gets disconnected. I also would like a definitive answer.
     
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    I've used 4 devices at one time, keyboard, mouse, headset and smartcard reader all connected to Bluetooth.
     
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    Good to know, thanks!
     
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    I wonder why I can only connect two? Could it be the WiFi connection as mentioned above? How do I determined if my what GHz my home WiFi is?
     
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    On my SP3, I have a Jambox speaker, keyboard, mouse, iPhone, and GPS connected okay. When I start or stop new programs, music skips a beat or three with the Jambox (Pandora). WiFi is 5GHz.

    The GPS is for my work (geology) and fun (geology). I also have a USB GPS, but I prefer the Bluetooth, because response is better.

    My Bluetooth GPS is: http://www.amazon.com/BT-Q818X-Blue.../ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top/189-9478709-8550156
     
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    What Router are you using for your home network?
     
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    Netgear CGD24G. According to the router page:

    Acquire Downstream Channel 585000000 Hz Locked
    That is the only indication I could see........
     

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