Do multiple bluetooth adapters (of different stacks) enabled at once work? (Like a BT range extender/mesh)

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HeyThere881
Do multiple bluetooth adapters (of different stacks) enabled at once work? (Like a BT range extender/mesh)

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Obviously two adapters of the same stack don't seem to be working (aka multiple Generic Bluetooth Radios/Adapters won't work), but I can't find any information online that confirms that different bluetooth stacks may work.

Is there any confirmation that this is the case? If so, what stacks work best together? I planned on getting a Asus bluetooth adapter to test, but wouldn't mind any verification first. Wouldn't mind a third adapter either, but again, not familiar with the brands. I've ended up getting one with a proprietary bluetooth stack once before (BlueCore)..

Also if it does work - do they have to be completely out of interference range? Or are devices smart enough to connect to the 'closest' adapter? I plan to run 1 over WAN in a completely different location, but if it does work I wouldnt mind 'extending' the range to both my PC and TV. Currently only my TV gets bluetooth signal.

Michael
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I notice when i pass a USB Bluetooth dongle via VirtualHere back to a Windows 10 (which already has build-in bluetooth) PC i need to sometimes disable the on-board bluetooth so the dongle bluetooth can work. It seems windows allows only one bluetooth dongle at a time.

If you really need multiple bluetooth adapters you could just run the virtualhere client in windows inside multiple vms on the same pc. That way you can get around the single bluetooth limit.

HeyThere881
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That's a shame, it really does seem like something that should be possible to pull off. Still though a lot of leads I find suggest that different stacks should work. I'm currently running a CSR8510 A10. I've read some articles about Bluetooth meshes but haven't found any commercially available, nor do I know if they'd give a similar result.

Michael
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Assuming you are talking about windows clients, i think there is only one bluetooth stack as windows 10 fully supports bluetooth now. Usually a bluetooth vendor would just write a driver for their device so the windows kernel can build up the normal windows bluetooth stack with that device at the bottom.

HeyThere881
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What I've read online is that if you use different brands of bluetooth adapters & not generic ones then additional devices will start, but I have not found any verification on this. I guess I'll just create a script to figure out which device I want bluetooth on unless it actually works.

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