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Old 03-12-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
UncleRay
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Is the connection Bluetooth or wifi?


I got my laptop connected to my router
but the output of lsusb (Bus 002 Device 003)
got me thinking:
"What type of connection is being used, Bluetooth or wifi?
Output is below:
lsusb
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 17ef:1004 Lenovo Integrated Webcam
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:2145 Broadcom Corp. BCM2045B (BDC-2.1) [Bluetooth Controller]
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 08ff:2810 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2810
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 
Old 03-12-2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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I'm about 100 percent sure there is no wifi router out there that will let you connect via bluetooth...besides it's a completely different protocol with a completely different connection process, if you connected via bluetooth you would know it.

The lsusb just shows your computer has bluetooth, that doesn't mean it's actually being used for anything.

Here's a test: Carry your laptop 10 feet away from your router. Does the connection still work? If so, then it's not using bluetooth.

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Old 03-12-2015, 01:18 PM   #3
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Thanks!
Only wanted to confirm the Bluetooth due to the lsusb output.
The wifi is probably integrated into the mobo or something.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 12:17 AM   #4
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You might see the wireless network device using 'lspci'.
 
  


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