Bluetooth stack/driver


#1

Dear Sirs,
Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter works with the Microsoft stack/driver in mode 2.1?
Best regards,


#2

Hi Ramiro,

Thanks for posting your question here! Yes, the Plugable Bluetooth adapter is backwards compatible with 2.x classic devices using the Microsoft stack. The Microsoft stack is available of Win8, Win7, but 2.1 support is *not* available on XP.

Hope this helps, let us know if you have any additional questions!

Thanks,
Ellen


#3

Hi Ellen,

Thanks for your quickly answer.

There are any chance to use the Microsoft stack, in mode 2.X, under Windows XP?
I assume that Bluetooth 4.0 has not supported by Windows XP and Microsoft stack.

Thanks,
Ramiro


#4

Hi Ramiro,

In theory, Bluetooth 4.0 is backwards compatible with 1.x, 2.x and 3.x. So on XP SP2 and SP3 you can connect to 1.x and 2.0 Bluetooth devices or any 3.0/4.0 devices that are backwards compatible using the Microsoft stack.

However, the Plugable Bluetooth adapter requires the Broadcom driver stack to be installed on XP in order to operate.

Is there any particular reason you’re limited to only using the Microsoft stack on XP? Keep in mind that the Microsoft stack only includes native support for the following profiles: PAN, SPP, DUN, HID, HCRP. Installing the full Broadcom driver stack enables additional profile support.

Thanks,
Ellen


#5

Hi Ellen,

We have developed a software for a device based on bluetooth 2.0.
This software has developed using the MS stack (we only use BT as a virtual COM port), and now we are searching for a USB adapter that be directly compatible with BT 2.0 MS stack (on Windows XP SP3) and have the BT 4.0 option for newer developments.

Thanks,
Ramiro


#6

Ah, thanks for the details. So far in our testing we’ve found that the Plugable Bluetooth adapter is only compatible with the Broadcom stack on XP. Sorry about that!

Thanks,
Ellen


#7

Hi Ellen,

Thanks for your attention.
Have a nice day!

Bye,
Ramiro


#8