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Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by Tmozer, Feb 15, 2015.
What is the limit to how many Bluetooth devices can be connected to the SP3 at the same time?
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.
In theory, you may have 255 devices connected. At that point, you have essentially purchased one of every device available from BestBuy.
By connected if you mean communicating then its seven but the practical limitation may be 1 or 0.
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.......
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.
I've used 4 devices at one time, keyboard, mouse, headset and smartcard reader all connected to Bluetooth.
Good to know, thanks!
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?
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
What Router are you using for your home network?
Netgear CGD24G. According to the router page:
Acquire Downstream Channel 585000000 Hz Locked
That is the only indication I could see........