Skipping Bluetooth Audio
January 18, 2014 9:17 AM Subscribe
I just bought a Lenovo T440s laptop, and the audio is skipping when streaming it to my bluetooth speakers, no matter what distance I sit away. I had previously been using my iPhone 5s for this, and it was wonderful
. Is this par for laptops, is it fixable, or am I doing something wrong?
posted by tintexas to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The laptop has the "ThinkPad Wireless 2 x 2 BGN with Bluetooth" option, which I believe is manufactured by Realtek (more formally perhaps "2x2 11b/g/n Wireless LAN M2 Adaptor"). Other than disabling power save, I can't find any configuration options to fiddle with.
Is it possible to lower the bitrate broadcasted (skipping is unbearable, bitrate I can handle)? Are laptops typically capable of streaming audio out, or am I spoiled by my iPhone? Would I have gotten better performance with the Intel ("Single Band 7260BN" or "Dual Band 7260AC") wifi/BT upgrade option? If you know you have this card, it may be worth it to just open it up and replace the PCI-e card.