How to Find a Bluetooth Address (BD_ADDR)

How to Find a Bluetooth Address (BD_ADDR)

What is a Bluetooth address? A Bluetooth address is a combination of 12 alphanumeric characters. The addresses are hexadecimal, which means they can contain numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F.

Most Common Way to Find a Bluetooth Address. The most common Bluetooth driver is the Widcomm driver. Most users will have Widcomm Bluetooth drivers installed on their Windows-based computers if they have installed a Bluetooth radio or if their computer came pre-installed with a Bluetooth radio. To determine the address of a Bluetooth device based on Widcomm drivers, follow these steps.

1. Click on the Start button.

2. Select Control Panel.

3. Select Bluetooth Configuration.

 

4. Click on the Hardware tab.

 

5.The Bluetooth address is listed to the right of the heading Device Address. In the example shown above, the Bluetooth address is 001060AA36F8. When you enter a Bluetooth address to create a QuickConnect barcode, only enter the numbers and letters. Do not enter any spaces, colons, dashes, etc.

Other Methods for Finding Bluetooth Addresses

You can sometimes find Bluetooth addresses printed directly on devices. If you purchased a Belkin USB Bluetooth Adapter through Code, you can find a label attached to the adapter with the Bluetooth address. The Bluetooth address will have 12 characters that may include numbers from 0-9 and letters from A-F.

The above picture shows a Bluetooth address of 000A3A58F310 on a Bluetooth USB adapter. When you enter a Bluetooth address to create a QuickConnect barcode, only enter the numbers and letters. Do not enter any spaces, colons, dashes, etc.

The above picture shows a Bluetooth address of 0003C92DB48F on a Bluetooth USB adapter. The barcode below the picture is a sample of a QuickConnect barcode created with that address. When you enter a Bluetooth address to create a QuickConnect barcode, only enter the numbers and letters. Do not enter any spaces, colons, dashes, etc.