Windows 7 not asking for Bluetooth passcode, (which is 1234) but assigninig random 8 digit passcodes when the hardware is added

When I attempt to set up a Bluetooth data transfer devise, with a know pairing code of 1234, windows 7 is not prompting me to enter a pairing code but is automatically asinging it a random code of about 8 digits. The device is visible in the Bluetooth devices panel however it does not send or recieve data from the computer. How do I manually enter the correct passcode or force windows to ask for a code when i first add the device? I have tried to delete and add the device again but it consistently assigns its own random passcode. I have set up the exact same piece of hardware on a different Windows 7 laptop and in that case the passcode was asked for, entered and the device works fine.... Grrrrr :P Any ideas?

Hi,

 

Were there any changes made on the computer prior to the issue?

 

Method 1:

I would suggest you to refer to the article and check if it helps:

Connect to Bluetooth and other wireless or network devices

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Connect-to-Bluetooth-and-other-wireless-or-network-devices

 

Refer:

Add a Bluetooth or other wireless or network device: frequently asked questions

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Add-a-Bluetooth-or-other-wireless-or-network-device-frequently-asked-questions

 

Method 2:

Refer to the link and check if it helps:

Using passkeys for Bluetooth enabled devices

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-passkeys-for-Bluetooth-enabled-devices

The article applies to Windows 7 operating system also.

 

Rohit S

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Hi Rohit.. thanks for the reply.  No this is a brand new windows install on a new Laptop so no changes have been made. It has very few programs installed apart from Office and a few others. 

I have replied a little after your Method 1 below as well but I thought it best to simply do a screen recording and let you see exactly what is happening. Any suggestions are welcome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sqz9UzZ51w&feature=youtu.be

Bill

Hi,

 

Were there any changes made on the computer prior to the issue?

 

Method 1:

I would suggest you to refer to the article and check if it helps:

Connect to Bluetooth and other wireless or network devices

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Connect-to-Bluetooth-and-other-wireless-or-network-devices

 

This video goes exactly to the spot where the issue begins. It will detect the device, called a NoahLink, and pair with it but in the process of pairing it does not ask for a pairing code. The device has no buttons and the code of 1234 cannot be changed on the device so I must be able to enter the correct code on the windows side.


Refer:

Add a Bluetooth or other wireless or network device: frequently asked questions

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Add-a-Bluetooth-or-other-wireless-or-network-device-frequently-asked-questions

 

Method 2:

Refer to the link and check if it helps:

Using passkeys for Bluetooth enabled devices

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-passkeys-for-Bluetooth-enabled-devices

The article applies to Windows 7 operating system also.



 


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I am having the same problem when trying to install a bluetooth connection with a SMART slate. It is not asking me if I want to enter in a pass code. The device is installed and says it is working properly on my computer, but there is no relay of information back and forth. The slate is not working. I need to know how to manually go in and enter this pass code since it did not ask me for this.

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Same problem here, trying to connect a RN-42 bluetooth module, but windows 8 (recently "refreshed") won't ask for passkey, simply connects, module's steady green light comes on, but I cannot assign COM ports to it, nothing. Does anyone know how to force Windows to ask for passcode to fully pair the device??

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Hmm, perhaps my problem lies with SPP vs HID? The module shows up in my devices list as a Keyboard, and it's Properties show it's treated as a HID. I'm reading stuff saying HID and SPP are not the same, but different modes of operating the same module. Must I have an SPP module to send serial data back and forth between master/slave? And how do I switch from one mode to other?

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