Summary: I installed the adaptor and WIN XP installed some drivers and i could connect my phone to it. I then tried to connect a Plantronics 590 and it paired but could hear anything or speak thru the mic. So i then installed the provided CD "WIDCOMM" software and it didnt install alot more then the WIN XP software and everything appeared to fine. But once i disconnected all my paired devices disappeared so i went thru pairing again but now i cant connect any devices.
Summary: First, I should make it clear that I can't really say for sure that it's a problem with the IOGear, but here's the story: I have to almost always go through the re-discovery and add process whenever re-starting my laptop (HP dv7 64-bit Vista, hard to believe it did not come with bluetooth built in). Once I get it going again it usually continues to work very well.
SOLUTION for Windows XP (and others), good value if it worked out of the box
Alexander Brasowski "Alexander", Amazon
7 November 2007
Summary: I don't normally write reviews but I think it is worth it to help the many people who may be as frustrated as I was with this product. Skip below to "INSTRUCTIONS" for how to get this product to work. This device would be great if it actually worked out of the box. I tried installing it on a Dell 700m running Windows XP Service Pack 2. First thing I noticed, according to the instructions Windows XP should have bluetooth drivers already configured..
Excerpt: Smaller size, small price, quite straightforward to set up in Windows 7. I'm having range concerns, but I'm not sure if it's my keyboard or the transceiver. It may achieve 10 meters with clear line of sight, but plugged into the back of my HTPC inside my coffee table four feet in front of me with my feet up on the table my wireless apple keyboard BUGS OUT from signal degradation.