Summary: I decided to return this after 3 calls to tech support did not resolve my problem. With this adapter installed on my Dell Inspiron laptop (Win 7 x64), when I wake the computer up from standby frequently other USB devices become non-functional and I have to restart the system. Just replugging them in does not work. I tried both the drivers on the disc and downloaded from the website (they were the same version number).
Summary: After I read the reviews it installed easily on this laptop and desktop, i had to uninstall the drivers or whatever on the first one i put it on, then it installed fine. I bought two and still can't connect my two computers though. It's worth it for the price.
Works with Win7-64 - but don't touch the driver that comes with it
Tech buyer, Amazon
25 September 2011
Summary: I got this for use in mid September 2011, along with Nokia's BH-910i BT headset - and it worked great, but only after I loaded the Win7 driver that came with the dongle, found out that it did NOT work (through IOGear FAQ site), removed it and replaced it with a downloaded driver that did work. If you use this USB dongle to get 2.1 BT on Win7-64, be sure and download the latest driver FIRST and install the driver BEFORE you even plug in the dongle.
Summary: A litle difficulty getting the software to work on my netbook running XP, but once I got the netbook to recognize the adaptor it seemed to do what I wanted it to do, which was simply to connect with my wife's phone to download pictures. Never even bothered to use the software when installing on my wife's laptop running Win7 - I simply plugged in the adaptor and let Windows take care of the rest.
Summary: Windows 7 recognized it immediately, but it wouldn't operate. The CD that came with it was out of date, and the instructions were horrible. Luckily I have a technical background and easily downloaded and installed the current drivers off the Iogear website. Then it started right up. Thus far I've been able to connect to my LG420g cell phone and my Polaroid PoGo printer. It hasn't been without glitches.
Does not support Bluetooth headphones on Mac OS 10.4 or earlier
Norbert "norbid", Amazon
11 August 2011
Summary: This Bluetooth Adapter is fine but it does not support headset/headphones on Macs running OS 10.4 or earlier. Just beware if you wish to use it with a Bluetooth headphone for music or Skype etc. This is the second one i've purchased and had this problem with. A quick internet search revealed that this is a common problem with almost all USB Bluetooth adapters and Mac OS 10.4 or earlier.
Summary: Got this mainly to play sounds through a bluetooth receiver (Sony HWS-BTA2W), and so far, so good. Sound quality is excellent. Good for people like me who don't care for the clutter of wires. Just beware though, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. I have gotten used to not following the directions or installing the drivers that come on the CD and just lettings Windows find the drivers on its own and taking care of the install for me (I am on Windows 7 64 bit if anyone cares).
SOLUTION for Windows XP (and others), good value if it worked out of the box
Alexander Brasowski "Alexander", Amazon
31 January 2011
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..
Summary: Instructions to open contact with each computer operating system were successful, but phone did not respond to computer request to become discoverable, thus no evaluation of the desired action (communication of photos from phone to computer) was possible. The product can be recommended only for phones known to be Bluetooth discoverable.