Compatible Bluetooth Adapters

BlueTooth Adapter

A Bluetooth USB adapter is an optional requirement if you wish to use PS4, PS3 or Wii controllers with the CronusMAX PLUS wirelessly. The DualShock 4, DualShock 3, SixAxis, Navigation, WiiU Pro and Wiimote controllers utilize a minimum of Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), however we recommend you use a high quality Bluetooth 4.0 adapter for wireless communications. If you wish to see step by step videos on how a BlueTooth USB adapter is used with the CronusMAX click here

To add Bluetooth capability to the CronusMAX you will need a Bluetooth USB Adapter compliant with at least 2.0+EDR or preferably 4.0 standard. We have checked many versions of BlueTooth adapter and even though many meet the minimum specifications, many are very cheap quality and are poor quality with a tendency to disconnect at random times. There are sometimes high quality adapters that don’t work either for some reason – this is down to the controllers not being compatible with the sync protocol for some reason. If you are looking for a Bluetooth adapter that has been tested as compatible with the CronusMAX be sure to check if the modelĀ is one of the following:

Important Note: Make sure you have updated to at least CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.10 (Click here for upgrade instructions)

Known Compatible Bluetooth Adapters DualShock 4

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0B05:17CB
Standard: Bluetooth 4.0
Chipset: Broadcom
Model: Asus USB-BT400 (CERTIFIED FULL SPEED)

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0A5C:21EC
Standard: Bluetooth 4.0
Chipset: Broadcom
Model: CronusMAX BT400 (CERTIFIED FULL SPEED)

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0A12:0001
Standard: Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Chipset: CSR
Model: CronusMAX BT200

DS4 Bluetooth requires a much sturdier signal than DS4 therefore a much better quality Bluetooth Dongle. We find that the “cheap Chinese knock offs” cause disconnections after a few minutes. The CronusMAX BT400 and the Asus USB-BT400 are the best ones we have tested for DS4 with several hours of gameplay (DS4 on a PS3 / Xbox 360 / Xbox One) with zero disconnects at FULL SPEED.

When testing any Bluetooth setup, start with the FULL SPEED setting and if you experience any issues try the others until you hit your sweet spot. In our experience FULL SPEED works great with the Asus 4.0 Bluetooth dongles, but if you are having disconnect issues also try FLOW CONTROL, FLOW CONTROL+ or DISABLE.

DualShock 4 Bluetooth Settings

Known Compatible Bluetooth Adapters DualShock 3

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0A5C:21EC
Standard: Bluetooth 4.0
Chipset: Broadcom
Model: CronusMAX BT400 (CERTIFIED FULL SPEED)

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0B05:17CB
Standard: Bluetooth 4.0
Chipset: Broadcom
Model: Asus USB-BT400 (CERTIFIED FULL SPEED)

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0A12:0001
Standard: Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Chipset: CSR
Model: CronusMAX BT002

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0A12:0001
Standard: Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Chipset: CSR
Model: TRENDnet TBW-106UB

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0A12:0001
Standard: Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Chipset: CSR
Model: Unknown (China)

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 1131:1004
Standard: Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Chipset: ISSC
Model: Unknown (China)

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 1131:1004
Standard: Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Chipset: ISSC
Model: Unknown (China)

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0A12:0001
Standard: Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Chipset: CSR
Model: Unknown (China)

ImageHardware ID (VID:PID): 0A12:0001
Standard: Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
Chipset: CSR
Model: Unknown (China)

DS3 Bluetooth is a little more forgiving than DS4 therefore you don’t have to bust your bank when buying a Bluetooth Dongle. Bear in mind that there are always “cheap Chinese knock offs” and these can cause disconnections after a few minutes. However these are the best that we have tested for DS3 with several hours of gameplay (DS3 on a PS3 / Xbox 360 / Xbox One) with zero disconnects. Start with the FULL SPEED setting and if you experience any issues try the others until you hit your sweet spot. In our experience FULL SPEED works great with the TRENDnet & Asus Bluetooth dongles, but if you are having disconnect issues try FLOW CONTROL, FLOW CONTROL+ or DISABLE.

DualShock 3 Bluetooth Settings

 

How can I find the Hardware ID (VID:PID) of a USB device?

Every USB device in the world has a Vendor ID (VID) and a Product ID (PID) numbers. They combine to form an identifier (Hardware ID) that is unique to that specific device. You can find these numbers by following this simple guide.

Important Note: Only one controller at a time can be used with a CronusMAX (Multiple controllers can be connected to the console as normal of course, but only one per CronusMAX USB dongle. For example: 1 CronusMAX Wireless Controller and 3 Standard Wireless Controllers can be connected to the console at the same time.
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