USB Bluetooth® v4.0 USB Dongle
    Product # 9386
    USB Bluetooth® v4.0 USB Dongle
    Product # 9386
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    USB Bluetooth® v4.0 USB Dongle

    Add Bluetooth™ functionality to your PC, or upgrade the Bluetooth version support on your existing system, by using this USB Bluetooth v4.0 Dongle from Monoprice!

    This Bluetooth® adapter provides full support for the latest Bluetooth 4.0+EDR Dual Mode standard and is backwards compatible with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, as well. It utilizes the Broadcomm BTW driver and supports both Single-mode and Dual-mode connections.

    The driver for this adapter requires the Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7 operating systems, with somewhat diminished capabilities on Windows XP (see Specifications for full details). It is a Class 2 Bluetooth device with transmission power of up to 4dBm and a full data rate of up to 3Mbps.


    • Full support for Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR Dual Mode
    • Compliant with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
    • Uses GFSK & 8DPSK spread spectrum and modulations
    • 128-bit encryption security
    • Class 2 transmitter with up to 4dBm power
    • Supports both Single-mode and Dual-mode connections
    • Compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy devices

    Support Files:

    The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

    Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    Primary Standard Bluetooth 4.0+EDR Dual Mode
    Compliant Standard Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
    Typical Spread Spectrum and Modulation GFSK & 8DPSK
    Security 128-bit encryption
    Operating Frequency 2.4 ~ 2.4835 GHz
    Transmission Rate up to 3Mbps
    Transmission Power Class 2, up to 4dBm
    Bit Error Rate < 0.01% BER, 3Mbps, at -75dBm
    < 0.01% BER, 2Mbps, at -80dBm
    < 0.1% BER, 1Mbps, at -80dBm
    Power Consumption 50mA TX (typical)
    Windows XP/Vista/7 Profile Support A2DP,AVCTP, AVDTP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DUN-DT,
    Windows Vista/7 Profile Support Generic Attribute, Find Me Profile, Proximity Profile
    Interface USB 2.0
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 0.7" x 0.6" x 0.3" (18 x 14 x 7 mm)
    Weight 0.1 oz (2.5g)
    Operating Temperature Range +14 ~ +122°F (-10 ~ +50°C)
    Storage Temperature Range -4 ~ +158°F (-20 ~ +70°C)
    Ambient Relative Humidity ≤ 90%
    Supported Operating Systems Windows XP*/Vista/7
    Regulatory Compliance CE, FCC, BQB

    * Windows XP provides support for fewer profiles than Windows Vista and Windows 7.

    113 Reviews

    79.47% of the reviewers recommend this product


    It Works.

    • Anonymous,
    •  Stockton, CA 
    • 6/19/2016 1:28:47 PM

    Cons: The CD is useless.

    It does what it is suppose to do, glad I read the reviews as the CD that comes with it doesn't help therefore you'll need to get the drivers from Broadcom. Works with my windows 7 pc and my laptop as well.

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    USB Bluetooth® v4.0 USB Dongle works great

    • Tracy Carroll,
    •  Reedsburg, WI 
    • 5/30/2016 10:13:39 AM

    Just plugged it in and it worked. Using on a cheapo Win 10 computer. For under $13 total, completely worth it. Wish I'd bought it sooner. And I got it within a week of ordering it.

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    Easy to install and configure

    • Anonymous,
    • 4/24/2016 7:53:08 AM

    Pros: Easy to install if you follow the comments.

    Take the disc that comes with it and throw it away. Then follow the instructions listed in the comments here for using the Broadcom drivers and you'll be up and running in minutes.

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    Easy to install and configure

    • Dennis Groome,
    • 4/15/2016 5:20:00 AM

    Pros: Low profile, easy to configure

    Cons: CD that comes with it is worthless, download the drivers.

    Take the CD that comes with this and throw it away. Download the BROADCOM drivers linked in other review and follow those instructions. Took me less than 10 minutes to get everything installed and paired with my headphones.

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    Multiple dongles stopped working on separate Windows 7 machines, roughly during the same time period.

    • Professor X,
    •  Burnaby, BC 
    • 4/12/2016 3:45:29 PM

    Pros: All bluetooth dongles worked with Windows 7 after updating the drivers between 2012-2015.

    Cons: Bluetooth dongles no longer work on Windows 7 desktops since latter half of 2015.

    Bought three of these Bluetooth v4.0 dongles over 3 years ago during Winter 2012 for use with my bluetooth headsets on my Windows 7 desktop machines at home and at the studio.

    After upgrading drivers recommended by other reviewers, the dongles worked great and I had no issues for a couple of years.

    Sometime in 2015, both dongles stopped working (the third was given away to a friend prior, so no longer in possession of it), roughly around the same time (latter half of the year? Can't remember).

    I spent hours of research, troubleshooting, and uninstalling and reinstalling different drivers over several days using two, confirmed working bluetooth headsets I owned (tested with phones/ipad/tablets/Windows 10 laptops with built in bluetooth) to see if I may have missed something.

    My personal home machine stopped working with both Bluetooth dongles first, and several weeks later, my machine at the studio also stopped working with both of the Bluetooth dongles.

    My best guess is a Windows Update has compromised these dongles (my work machine gets updated by IT after they've approved of Updates from Microsoft, so it takes a while longer).

    Would love a solution Monoprice, please look into it, and let me know what I can do to assist in the matter.

    Only tested in Windows 7, not tested on other machines running different operating systems.

    by Monoprice Administrator

    Thank you for your review and sorry to hear of the issues you have experienced with the unit. I would recommend getting in contact with our Tech Support department regarding the issue to see if there may be a solution. They would be best reached via online chat (6:00am - 6:00pm PST) or by phone at 877-271-2592 (6:00am - 5:00pm PST).

    Mark P.
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