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Old 01-07-18, 08:22 PM
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Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

Hi all,

Wondering if the more tech savy folks here can give me a hand.

I recently got a LG MusicFlow P5 Bluetooth speaker and wanted to sync it to my desktop and laptop. As neither have Bluetooth I snagged an EdiMax Bluetooth Adapter.

It seems to have installed fine as I can see Bluetooth on both lappy and desktop and it reads my phone as a device.

however...

I can't figure out how to get the speaker to pair/sync up.

When I click FIND DEVICES is shows the speaker but when I click ADD DEVICE it states

"It took too long to add this device...try adding again..."

Each try gets the same message. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks
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Old 01-08-18, 06:24 AM
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Re: Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

Did you press the Bluetooth symbol on the speaker itself to allow the pairing to happen? It should blink white.

Otherwise, I got nothing.
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Old 01-08-18, 07:43 AM
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Re: Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

Originally Posted by dfmaverick2 View Post
Did you press the Bluetooth symbol on the speaker itself to allow the pairing to happen? It should blink white.

Otherwise, I got nothing.
Yeah, but nada too.
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Old 01-08-18, 07:45 AM
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Re: Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

Have you checked to see if the speaker has a firmware update available? That could help.
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Old 01-08-18, 10:28 AM
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Re: Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

UPDATE:

LG said their speakers do not work with Bluetooth adaptors...only devices with direct Bluetooth on it.

That sound right and is there anyway to bypass this.

(NOTE: the Bluetooth adaptor reads my phone ok)
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Old 01-08-18, 12:55 PM
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Re: Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian View Post
UPDATE:

LG said their speakers do not work with Bluetooth adaptors...only devices with direct Bluetooth on it.

That sound right and is there anyway to bypass this.

(NOTE: the Bluetooth adaptor reads my phone ok)
Check for a driver update and maybe a firmware update for the adapter.
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Old 01-08-18, 01:02 PM
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Re: Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian View Post
UPDATE:

LG said their speakers do not work with Bluetooth adaptors...only devices with direct Bluetooth on it.

That sound right and is there anyway to bypass this.

(NOTE: the Bluetooth adaptor reads my phone ok)
Are you able to sync your phone to the speaker? If we're talking a PC, I don't see the difference between a USB BT adapter and having it built in.
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Old 01-08-18, 05:14 PM
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Re: Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Are you able to sync your phone to the speaker? If we're talking a PC, I don't see the difference between a USB BT adapter and having it built in.
Yeah, the phone syncs to the adapter just fine. Just not the speaker.
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Old 01-08-18, 05:17 PM
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Re: Synching/pairing Bluetooth Speaker Problems

Originally Posted by Kdogg View Post
Check for a driver update and maybe a firmware update for the adapter.
Says it is up to date, alas
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