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steve.schlotter  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:05:45 PM(UTC)
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I have an Bluefire adapter with a rectangle chip and I can connect to it from 2 Android phones and an Android tablet but I cannot connect from 2 different Chromebooks. The Chromebooks will connect to other devices that I also use with the phones and tablet so I know Bluetooth works on the Chromebooks. Both Chromebooks have the Bluefire for Motorhomes android app installed and they will run with demo data. Any advice?
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#2 Posted : Friday, January 22, 2021 11:13:56 AM(UTC)
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Google did not implement the Bluetooth profile required for data transfer in their Chromebooks, only the profiles for audio, mice, etc.

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#3 Posted : Friday, January 22, 2021 11:20:58 AM(UTC)
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Well that stinks! Is there any indication that they will add that profile to the Chrome-OS in the future? I'll get by with my tablet but it's nice to have options.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:08:15 PM(UTC)
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I got it to work!

I enabled the "Nearby Sharing" flag in Chrome OS. Based on what I read, it is an experimental feature that is turned off by default. They may enable it by default sometime in the future. For anyone who wants to turn it on, you must be on version 87 or higher of Chrome OS then go to chrome://flags. Search for "Nearby" and enable "Nearby Sharing".
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#5 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 11:12:20 AM(UTC)
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That's good news. Can you confirm that the App and Adapter work well under normal driving conditions? If so, I'll note it in our documentation.
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#6 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 3:24:45 PM(UTC)
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I am driving to Arizona the end of Feb, I'll see how it does then and post back.
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:46:49 AM(UTC)
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The first day it worked great, all the data was displaying as expected. The second day it dropped connection after a few hours and will not reconnect properly. It connects for a minute or so then reports it lost connection and no data ever displays. I have two other Android devices, both are having the same problem so I do not think it's the Chromebook. Could the Bluefire need a hard reset? If so, how do I do that?

Thanks for your help!

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#8 Posted : Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:08:18 PM(UTC)
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Thread got buried sorry. The Getting Started document shows how to do a factory reset. If you still have the App installed on your Chromebook, send me the App's event log (Settings/Send the Event Log) and I'll take a look.
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