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We will use two ways to identify which Bluetooth stack is installed on (desktop) Windows. Firstly how the stack's Control Panel appears, and secondly how the components appear in Device Manager.

To visually identify which stack is installed see http://www.peterfoot.net/VisuallyIdentifyYourBluetoothStack.aspx, http://32feetnetdev.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/how-stacks-show-radio-version/ and http://www.bluecove.org/bluecove-examples/bluetooth-stack.html

Microsoft

In Device Manager the parent node is named Bluetooth Radios.

Microsoft Bluetooth node named "Bluetooth Radios" in Device Manager
Device info

The Control Panel is named Bluetooth Devices. However in Windows 7 this isn't visible but is reached through the standard "Devices and Printers" view.

Window 7
Microsoft Bluetooth Control Panel in Windows 7 via named "Devices and Printers"
Window XP
Microsoft Bluetooth Control Panel is named "Bluetooth Devices"

Widcomm/Broadcom

In Device Manager the parent node is named Bluetooth Devices.

Widcomm node named "Bluetooth Devices" in Device Manager

The Control Panel is named Bluetooth Configuration.

Widcomm Control Panel is named "Bluetooth Configuration"

BlueSoleil

In Device Manager the parent node is named Bluetooth USB.

BlueSoleil parent device node named "Bluetooth USB"

There is no Control Panel item.

(TODO)

Toshiba

TODO

Last edited Feb 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM by alanjmcf, version 22