My brother bought me a bluetooth wireless headset for Christmas, a Nokia BH-505 to be exact. It worked fine connecting it to mobile devices, but I bought a bluetooth USB dongle for my computer (Avantalk BTDG-20). This came with a disk with bluetooth software called bluemanager. It connected my device but the music playback was truely awful. This was because the bluetooth software wasn’t quite compatible with the headset’s chipset.
Problem: Bluetooth headset wouldn’t stream music correctly.
So, the first thing I needed to do was find out what the chipset was on the headset. After a bit of searching in the web I found that it was the BlueCore2 chipset.(http://unusb.com/views/?NOKIA-BH-505-36873.html).
After searching BlueCore2 I found it was made by CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio). However CSR don’t have a free bluetooth software program, so I needed to find software that supported the BlueCore2 chipset. There are a few bluetooth software programs around and they all are unique in what chipsets they support. The chipsets that bluetooth software support are contained in a bluetooth stack.
After several failed attempts to find a viable free driver source (and I mean many) the only one I had got it to work with was a program called IVT BlueSoleil, this had support for the the BlueCore2 chipset in the bluetooth stack. However the version I used was on a trial basis; you had to pay for the full version.
So it looked like I was stumpted however Avantalk had free downloads in the support section of thier website. And it just so happens they had an older version of BlueSoleil, with no limitations. After trying this version, it worked perfectly so I could use my bluetooth headset to listen to music wirelessly. Happy days!
- Go to: http://www.avantalk.com/download.php
- Select Driver & Software from the drop down menu
- Select BlueSoleil version 22.214.171.124
- Download BlueSoleil version 126.96.36.199
Thank you.. after 100 unsuccesful tries… your way solved my problem..
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are my hero of the day!!
Can you pls give me another link to download, the one from above link shows unexpected end of archive , when i try to run it
Are you still having problems with this? It sounds like the file was corupt on download or was interupted.
Hey, the pcmechanic
Your blog was little helpful
But I’m facing the same problem.
Every time I start the download of this software, It is interrupted after sometime. A big problem.
…and I’ve tried it more than 2o times. I’m just fed up.
Please gimme a solution for this.
Hi. I have this Nokia Bluetooth-Headset BH-505 and followed your steps but it does not work 🙁 I have win7 32bit OS and a Lenovo S10-3t Netvertible with integrated Broadcom BCM2070 Bluetooth-Module. Which OS do you have?
Sorry, you wrote win7 or vista. BlueSoleil can’t detect my BT-Module. I think there is no way to get A2DP with this constellation (because of the BlueCore2 chip in the Nokia-Headset).
Finally i get it started!!! With the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack and the vlc-player (no A2DP withe the windows media player). After countless hours it works fantastic!!!
Thank you very much
Glad you got it working!
The downloaded bluesoleil is asking for USB connection with the device.. Can you pls tell me how to how to connnect my BH-505 with my comp.
Are you trying to connect to a PC or a Laptop? Bluetooth is built in with laptops, but you need a Bluetooth dongle for a PC.
hi,, ive the nokia bh-505..and i tried downloading th blue… but that link dint lead to any drop down menu to pick drives and software.
please HElp me!
I have just checked it, and it is still working.
I am trying to connect my BH-505 to my lenovo Y450 having windows 7 (32 bit) but not able to connect ….Help!!!!!!!!!
Have you installed Bluesoliel? At what point are you getting stuck?
I have installed the BlueSoleil version 188.8.131.52, but it doesn’t detect the BH-505 Bluetooth device. I have clicked on Audio devices but the start connection is showing as disable. Is any more troubleshooting required to establish the connection.
Ok, I’m not sure exactly what the problem is, but you need to do two things:
1. Set the headset in discovery mode by pressing and holding the power button on the BH-505 until the blue light starts flashing rapidly.
2. Search for the BH-505 using the Bluesoleil program.
Does the device show in Bluesoleil?
As u said : “2. Search for the BH-505 using the Bluesoleil program”
Do we have option to search for the device with the name ?
I don’t find it any where…. please assist where is to put a search…
You can search for device like this:
I am having an issue as well. I use a dongle on a laptop (work) and I used to be able to get a connection, now nothing. It won’t even find my headset. So, I downloaded the bluesoleil and still nothing. The option to have bluesoleil discover is grayed out (as is everything else). Really confused for why this used to work and now doesn’t. It started with inability to hear people speaking….oh, it’s a VOIP softphone on my laptop that I make calls with and now I can’t get my headset to connect to the PC…UGH!
The reason that discover is greyed out is either because: A. Bluetooth has been disabled or B ,your bluetooth dongle no longer works. You can test the dongle by using it on another computer, and see if it allows you to connect, you could also try an alternative USB slot.
thank U very much
U helped me alot
so THANKS ALOT
My Device Gets Detected But I Cannot Pair It …
Its asks For Pass…
How 2 go Further Plzz Help…
Hey I Got It … Device is Paired … But Cant Hear ne thng … nw wat 2 do ???
Make sure it is selected as your playout device in control panel.
The pass should be 0000 (four zeros) let me know if it works.
Hi. I have this Nokia Bluetooth-Headset BH-505 and followed your steps but it does not work I have win7 32bit OS and a Lenovo S10-3t Netvertible with iatngreted Broadcom BCM2070 Bluetooth-Module. Which OS do you have?Regards, Jerry
Windows 6 64bit. Where are you getting stuck?
Hey, the pcmechanic
I’m facing a problemwith the downloading of this software.
Every time I start the download, it is interrupted after sometime. A big problem.
…and I’ve tried it more than 2o times. I’m just fed up.
Please give me a solution for this.
Are you still having problems with this? Unfortunately I can’t upload it to the site… the limit is 20 meg.
can we use any of the versions of this software???
You are a genius! Thanks heaps! Like most of the others here i have tried many times and failed until i tried this 🙂
i have downloaded it.
when I clicked on it, nothing appears. 🙁
now I am able to see the window but all options in my bluetooth devices are disabled.
Are you using a laptop or a desktop? Also do other bluetooth devices work for you?
i bought new Nokia BH-505 bluetooth headset. But I m unable to connect it to my laptop
HP Pavillion DV6. It says Drivers missing.
Have you downloaded the bluesoleil program? That should allow you to connect.
Thanks for the useful post.
I got to connect a BH-505. I’m using a laptop with built0in Bluetooth.
I got it as torrent download as downloading from the above link got interrupted many times. I got everything fine, until this issue. And the problem I have is, the Bluesoleil says “Please insert a Bluetooth device”. and almost all the menu items are not active. Please help me int his regard.
Regards and thanks in advance.
Anything I have to change in Tools/Options??
Are you able to connect other bluetooth devices? Is the bluetooth on? Make sure that you hold down the power button until the blue light flashes, this will allow pairing.
Thanx for the advice with the installation of BlueSoleil. I’ve done that, but apparently cannot set the ‘My Bluetooth Device’ to the correct option.
There are 4 options, USB, UART, PCMCIA and BCSP.
I’m using a laptop with build-in Bluetooth.
Have you tried pairing the device?
I think the problem is not switching on the device properly. If activated Nokia BH-505 should have a rapidly blinking “blue” light. Then it will be detected by the laptop.
Yes, it is activated by holding down the power button untill the headsets blue light starts flashing rapidly.
help me! I have a BH-505 and I can not connect to the bluetooth adapter (MO-BL1) to my computer (Desktop)
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
After installing the bluesoleil software, where are you getting stuck?
no luck for me.
lenovo x201 windows 7 64-bit
headset is successful at remote controlling itunes, but does not transfer audio.
however, works with skype, which is great.
but that is how it was before i tried this solution.
I’ve not managed to pair the device to this software’s interface.
the option to add device in the console is not active.
It seems that bluesoleil doesnt work with some internal bluetooths. You may have to get a usb dongle to fix this issue. They are not expensive, but i realise this might be an annoyance.
My Nokia BH 505 on my Laptop HP Elitebook 8540p does not work. It has a Broadcom Bluetooth internal device. Would appreciate if anything you can advise 😐
Update: I made it working by installing the package from:
So my details are: Nokia BH 505 on my Laptop HP Elitebook 8540p
The best way to find solution for this trouble is to have legal copy of Windows. It will automatically find drivers for it’s own use from Windows Update.
This does not work. Have you tried this method?
installed it but how to start it there is no option to start service
i downloaded it ..install ..but when i open the program it wont give me a window or icon to let me configure the wireless devices to connect to my computer via bluetooth
worked with blueseili version 10 but disconnecting with 3 minute
thanks man your r my hero. Tried to solve this problem but never solved but u hve made my day..
For folks having Broadcom Bluetooth Adapter on their HP laptop, please install “HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology” driver. Pair the Headset with Laptop. View the BT devices, right click on the headset & select control. On the Control GUI click connect. Now Go Under “Playback Devices” by right clicking Volume Icon on the Taskbar & select BT Headset & Voilla!!
My guess , those having Intel BT integrated adapter a similar approach should work. Keep posting this good discussion thread.