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Install Bluetooth Drivers

Note

In version 17.2.2 or later of Simulink® Support Package for Parrot® Minidrones, the IP address of Parrot Rolling Spider has been changed from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.3.5. Therefore, if you have upgraded the Support Package to version 17.2.2 or later, you must perform the Hardware Setup process again for Parrot Rolling Spider.

Note

The in-built Bluetooth® module of your Windows® system is not supported reliably by the Parrot Firmware. To connect a Parrot minidrone, you must have an adapter that uses CSR Bluetooth stack. Ensure the following when you purchase a CSR 4.0 USB Dongle adapter:

  • The package must include the Driver Installation CD for the adapter

  • The adapter must also support Personal Area Networking (GN) (for connection to Parrot Rolling Spider) or Personal Area Networking (NAP) (for connection to Parrot Mambo)

After connecting the adapter, you need to install the Bluetooth driver for the Bluetooth adapter. Ensure that you install the Bluetooth driver using the Driver Installation CD. The CSR 4.0 dongle fails to communicate with the Parrot minidrone if the Bluetooth driver is not installed on the Windows system.

The configuration instructions and screen shots included are for Cinolink Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter on Windows 10. Similar configuration steps are applicable for Bluetooth adapters from other manufacturers on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

To connect the Parrot minidrone to your Microsoft® Windows computer using Bluetooth, follow these instructions:

  1. After installing the Bluetooth driver, restart your Windows system.

  2. Disable the native Bluetooth on your Windows system.

  3. Insert your Bluetooth 4.0 adapter into a USB port on your computer.

  4. Turn on the Bluetooth for the CSR dongle on your computer. To turn on the Bluetooth support, perform these steps:

    1. In the notification area on your taskbar, right-click the Bluetooth icon.

    2. Select Turn Bluetooth Radio On from the menu.

    3. The icon color changes from Gray to Blue.

    4. In the Device Manager, verify the CSR Bluetooth Radio is visible.