Following Dualshock 4 on PC via Bluetooth issue

  • DrStrangelove 18 Jul 2015 17:56:02 15,102 posts
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    Does anyone use a DS4 on PC wirelessly?

    There are loads of descriptions/instructions on how to do it, but not a single one covers my problem: it won't pair with my PC (works fine with cable btw).

    I have a Win8 desktop PC with a bluetooth dongle, which works fine with other bluetooth devices, but not the DS4. I put the controller in pairing mode (flashing blue light), go to "Add Bluetooth Device", and in the list it shows up as "Wireless Controller". Then, if I double-click that, or click on "next", it starts the pairing process ("Please Wait... Pairing Started...") and nothing happens. Controller continues flashing for half a minute or so until it cancels pairing mode, and the PC says "no pairing response received".

    Back then, I thought maybe it's my bluetooth dongle that's incompatible or something. Now I have a new one with Bluetooth 4.0, and still it's the same problem (and still, other bluetooth devices work fine).

    Did anyone else have this issue, or successfully paired the DS4 with his PC?
  • SuperBas 18 Jul 2015 18:03:52 1,675 posts
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    Are you using the pairing mode that is PS button + select button? You're supposed to hold that combination until the led starts flashing in a pattern of 2 short flashes every time. And have you tried resetting with the button on the back of the controller?

    Are you using a different Bluetooth stack? DS4 on pc won't work for me if I'm using the Toshiba stack.

    Edited by SuperBas at 18:05:34 18-07-2015
  • DrStrangelove 18 Jul 2015 18:43:57 15,102 posts
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    Yes, that pairing mode. I didn't know about the reset button, but I tried that too now, to no avail. It's not paired to anything else btw, I don't have a PS4 and use it only for PC.

    When exchanging the dongle, I removed the old one's software and installed the new one that was in the package. It's "CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack Version 2.1.63.0", copyright 2010-12. I think the old one was CSR too, but it was a bit different, so definitely new software now.
  • DrStrangelove 18 Jul 2015 18:48:05 15,102 posts
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    Should I try uninstalling these too and giving Windows' built-in stuff a shot? Don't know how this stuff works

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 18:49:33 18-07-2015
  • SuperBas 18 Jul 2015 19:41:00 1,675 posts
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    I am in the exact same situation, I even have the same tiny half-circle bluetooth adapter. I use the adapter with the standard Windows stuff, I find that to be the only working stack for me.

    I am using this version of the DS4 Tool: http://forums.pcsx2.net/attachment.php?aid=49453
  • DrStrangelove 18 Jul 2015 20:53:49 15,102 posts
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    omg it works!

    The problem was, like with the old stick, that Windows itself wouldn't use it. Now I found out why: Once I tried MotionInJoy for using the DS3, uninstalled it again ages ago, but its driver was still on the system and hijacked any bluetooth dongle I'd stick in. Removed the driver, and now Windows finally understands that it has bluetooth.

    Played some 20 months with cable and bought another bluetooth stick because of that :b

    Well I'll keep the new stick, has to be much better than the old one because 4.0 is almost twice as much as 2.1
  • SuperBas 18 Jul 2015 20:56:55 1,675 posts
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    One more tip: don't be surprised at the low battery life.
  • john24 4 Aug 2016 16:13:24 3 posts
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    Hi drstrangelove, i also had the same problem icant paired my ds4 to my laptop..im using csr v4.0 Dongle..but other device paired lile speaker..can you help me.this is my first time to use wireless controller..because i only used wired controller since then.hope you help me
  • DrStrangelove 4 Aug 2016 16:27:57 15,102 posts
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    @john24

    This was the only time I ever dealt with that, and the only other bluetooth device I've ever used was my phone. Also this was a year ago, and I hardly remember anymore. Only that somewhere in the system settings under USB slots or something I removed the MotionInJoy driver (third party software for using DS3 on PC). That's all I know.

    I've since reverted to playing wired only btw, since in wireless mode it would sometimes seriously slow down (input lag).
  • Deleted user 4 August 2016 17:11:08
    Sony are apparently working on official PC drivers at the moment. I'm wondering if it'll come alongside the next firmware update (which is rumoured to improve PS4-to-PC streaming).
  • john24 4 Aug 2016 17:26:12 3 posts
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    @DrStrangelove still nothing happens..i uninstall motioninjoy driver.i remember my brother borrowed my laptop to connect his ds3 controller to his android phone...do you have other suggestion
  • john24 4 Aug 2016 18:20:05 3 posts
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    @DrStrangelove what model bluetooth receiver did you used
  • DrStrangelove 4 Aug 2016 18:21:37 15,102 posts
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    Just to be sure we're talking about the same: Uninstalling Motioninjoy alone didn't do it for me. I had to go to Settings -> Devices -> Bluetooth -> More Bluetooth options -> Hardware -> and then in that list there was still the Motioninjoy driver/port/whatever. At least that's where I think it was. Removing it there did it for me.

    That's all I know though, aside from that I'm afraid I can't help you any further.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 18:22:13 04-08-2016
  • DrStrangelove 4 Aug 2016 18:23:15 15,102 posts
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    john24 wrote:
    @DrStrangelove what model bluetooth receiver did you used
    No idea
  • SuperBas 18 Aug 2016 20:49:20 1,675 posts
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    @john24 I use one of these and it works well:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-USB-Bluetooth-CSR-V4-0-Dongle-Dual-Mode-Wireless-Adapter-For-Windows-8-7-XP-/381345295046?hash=item58c9f36ac6
  • DrStrangelove 26 Aug 2016 15:30:21 15,102 posts
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    Anyone else having problems with DS4tool since the that big Win10 update? It won't do exclusive mode anymore, which causes problems in some games. It says that I have to close uPlay/Steam etc. and try again, but there's nothing open and I haven't even launched anything since bootup. I wonder if it has anything to do with the bringing XBox to Windows thing.

    Currently I'm forced to use my old X360 controller, which is pretty annoying.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 15:31:30 26-08-2016
  • lorisvalerio 28 Oct 2016 16:13:48 1 posts
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    hi guys , problem is driver on CD, use driver recognize Windows and Ds4 work
  • Deleted user 28 October 2016 16:22:56
    Well that clears that up.
  • neilka 28 Oct 2016 17:32:18 23,274 posts
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    I've heard of a slow loris but this is ridiculous!!!!!!
  • DrStrangelove 28 Oct 2016 18:19:46 15,102 posts
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    I found a solution for the Win10 issue on the internet btw. Connect, go to device manager, find the controller, disable it, then enable it again, start DS4Windows and off you go.
  • nguyenvo 7 Mar 2017 01:34:41 1 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    I found a solution for the Win10 issue on the internet btw. Connect, go to device manager, find the controller, disable it, then enable it again, start DS4Windows and off you go.
    I have the same problem at you had! I'm using win 10.

    How can i fint the controller while it cant pair with dongle usb? Conect with the cable?
  • DrStrangelove 17 Dec 2019 06:23:38 15,102 posts
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    No idea, I gave up on wireless long ago. I don't remember how I did anything with Bluetooth.
  • Steve-Perry 10 Mar 2020 16:31:55 1,121 posts
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    Helped
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