What ever happened to the inbuilt Bluetooth that the Venus GX has?
The last mention of BT was about 2 years ago in the DQ area. BT has totally dropped of the Venus feature list.
The answer to what happened to the Venus GX built-in bluetooth is that the chip in the Venus GX that said it does bluetooth simply doesn’t work properly. We tried real hard on making it work - and then gave up.
In case you want to add Bluetooth to a Venus GX, you need to insert a USB bluetooth dongle. There is no other way. The main thread that also has info on which dongles are compatible is here:
Just use WiFi
@klim8skeptic, I strongly suspect that the answer is simply: the devs have been busy doing other things since then - things that have a higher priority than putting BT into the Venus. It was, after all, only earlier this month that the CCGX (via VenusOS 2.23) gained some degree of BT functionality (with the appropriate BLE USB BT dongle, of course) so we're getting there... just very slowly. For that matter, it may be worth connecting a BLE BT dongle to a Venus (running the current OS of course) just to see if you do get any BT setup options like we get with the CCGX now... it's not documented, but it's worth an exploratory shot!
As Matthijs said, just under a year ago, in answer to a very similar question: "Hi, someday yes." :-P
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