Summary: I expected this adapter to meet its high user ratings, but after spending hours trying to install the adapter, I called Cisco/Linksys customer service. They told me they had no drivers compatible with Vista (released 5 years ago) or Win7-64 bit, released last year. My adapter was made in 2010. I don't know about you, but I'd seriously reconsider buying this product.
Summary: First, the disc shipped with the USBBT100 would not load. The drivers on the disc would not load on a Windows 7 32 bit system. Microsoft does state that this device is comaptibile with Windows 7 32 bit. The problem for me was finding software that would work. The software I downloaded from Linksys would not load the drivers either. I tried both versions. I finally loaded the Broadcom software and it now works great. [...] Site address above if any one needs it.
Summary: if you are looking for just a bluetooth plug to connect your phone to your computer than this is a good product for that , i though it was bluetooth and a network adapter but i was wrong thats ok thou i just needed the bluetooth , i was hoping it did both all & all its a good product
Summary: Very easy to set up. I run Vista so just plug and play is what I did. I did not install the software cd that came with adapter. Connected with my phone the first time and every time. I use a LG phone. Was able to connect with no problems to my friends Motorola and also a Blackberry Pearl. Think my parents are going to get one now.
Summary: I bought this as a gift for a computer geek. I researched (I thought) and found something he could use on any of his computer projects. I did not understand from reading the product description that this product was a part of "Blue Tooth" technology, I know the name includes "Blue ?ooth", but the description led me to believe it could be used on any computer with a USB port and access to WIFI.
Not exactly plug-and-play -- eventually decided to return mine
Kevin Woodward, Amazon
21 July 2008
Summary: The compatability issues with XP Service Pack 2 are known and well documented ... what's unknown is why Linksys has chosen not to address them by updating their USBBT100 drivers and removing the hoops and hassle users of this common Windows OS must endure to install their product. If, like me, you are considering the Linksys USBBT100 as a way to hot-synch data between your Palm or smart phone (I recently purchased a Treo 650) and you are running XP SP2, think again.
Summary: If you read the reviews for this device you will notice that half of them are, "Works Great!" and the other half are, "Never worked." Now I know why. The first problem with this product is with the drivers. After spending too much time trying to install the device I went online seeking answers. It seems that the SP2 upgrade for windows created driver conflicts for this device (which explains why SP1 owners worked great, until they upgraded).
Summary: I bought this adapter to use with a Motorola smart phone (MPx220) and was never able to get it working properly with the phone. When I called Linksys tech support, the first thing I noticed that their tech support is outsourced. I understand why companies do this but they should make sure the people they put on the phones to help English speaking customers can speak English well enough to be easily understood.
Summary: Let me start by saying that this bluetooth adapter works great under Windows XP and Mac OS X once is setup correctly. If you are using Windows XP SP1 then there is nothing to worry about. Make sure to first setup the drivers from the software CD, and then insert the adapter when setup requests it.