Question Any long range Bluetooth USB adapters to use with Dualshock 4?

arbak.martirosyan

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I've got Oriko bluetooth 4.0, and when I try to use it to play games on a TV, that's connected to PC in another room via the HDMI cable getting through the hole in the wall, it just disconnects. The distance itself is not very far - 4 meters, but the wall probably blocks the signal, and the other "path" via room door is too long.
TLDR: Suggestions for really long range/strong signal bluetooth usb adapters?
 

Lutfij

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You need to understand that when walls or even hollow partitions come into play the signal strength and transmission decreases. To add, we're going to need a floor plan of your house in order to understand how you're setup and if dropping more money helps solve the issue. Furthermore, using a USB cable that's long doesn't help much in terms of latency. Might want to see if your USB/chipset drivers are in order and that you don't have a BIOS and OS update pending for your PC.

Where did you source the drivers for your BT adapter?
 

punkncat

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Have you considered a dongle on a USB extension cable running through that same hole?

I used the DualShock 3 alongside an ASUS Bluetooth dongle. I was able to program the dongle to pair with SCP toolkit (I think is the name of it) and then plugged that into a 6' USB cable for use in a situation very much like yours. It worked well to ~18' so long as it had clear line of site to the dongle.
 

arbak.martirosyan

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You need to understand that when walls or even hollow partitions come into play the signal strength and transmission decreases. To add, we're going to need a floor plan of your house in order to understand how you're setup and if dropping more money helps solve the issue. Furthermore, using a USB cable that's long doesn't help much in terms of latency. Might want to see if your USB/chipset drivers are in order and that you don't have a BIOS and OS update pending for your PC.

Where did you source the drivers for your BT adapter?
Hi. So here's the layout of these rooms / floor plan.

Bluetooth drivers for this dongle are from Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd.
No major updates pending on PC, Windows 10.


Have you considered a dongle on a USB extension cable running through that same hole?

I used the DualShock 3 alongside an ASUS Bluetooth dongle. I was able to program the dongle to pair with SCP toolkit (I think is the name of it) and then plugged that into a 6' USB cable for use in a situation very much like yours. It worked well to ~18' so long as it had clear line of site to the dongle.
I haven't, but that actually might help. A 1.5 meter / 5 feet long USB extension cable will get the dongle to the other side of the wall, and latency, theoretically, will be minimum in that case.
 

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