david_1234
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advertising Bluetooth and BLE at the same time from pi4?

Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:26 pm

Hello ,
on my pi I have Bluwtooth running which I can see the name I gave to the pi
what do I need to do in order to make the pi advertise BLE also ?
so on BLE scan I will see "MyPi4_BLE"
and on "regular" bluetooth scan I will see "PI4_BT"

Thanks ,

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Douglas6
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Re: advertising Bluetooth and BLE at the same time from pi4?

Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:09 pm

You'll need a process running on the Pi that advertises it as a BLE device.

david_1234
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Re: advertising Bluetooth and BLE at the same time from pi4?

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:10 am

can you explain more ?
what kind of app\code can do it ?

also
when it will run - will stiil advertise the "regular" bluetooth name? (NOT BLE)

Thanks ,

deepo
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Re: advertising Bluetooth and BLE at the same time from pi4?

Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:06 pm

You can have your RPi broadcast BLE using these two guides:
https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-eddystone-beacon/
https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-ibeacon/

That should show up on e.g. a BLE app for your phone.

Having that out of the way then maybe you could check if regular Bluetooth broadcasts are active as well.

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