02-22-2012 05:28 PM
Greetings all you boys and girls out there that do have the RF-MAB2 bluetooth headset. I have a solution for everybody and I sure hope this works. Also for the people who are asking if it has a driver for this specific product it WILL NOT come with it. Therefore this is why I'm posting a solution. I did alot of this research assesment on my own and I have a bluetooth mouse with a USB bluetooth reciever so I get the device driver from the website.
Connect RF-MAB2 to Windows Vista / 7 :
First pair the RF-MAB2 headset by using your Windows start menu.
go to Devices and Printers > Add a device
make sure that the bluetooth reciever is ready and that it reads "RF-MAB2" as the device listed in your device add list.
Now that should be listed as your devices in your hardware along with the other devices such as a bluetooth mouse or speakers, etc.
In order for you to listen to any music or tunes via desktop or laptop you need to configure the audio thats coming from the player and the computer itself.
From the Windows start menu type Windows Media Player
Once you have the player ready, go to "tools > more options"
(It show's up if you right click anywhere in the media player *note: this is for ppl who have Windows media player 11 or higher)
Under the More Options list look for the "Devices" tab > Speakers
Once you gotten Speakers highlighted, double click it or select properties.
Under the properties menu it will ask you to select an audio device for playback. Select "RF-MAB2"
and then click "Apply" and "Ok" to finalize this process. Now you have your tunes to listen to from Windows Media Player.
Final step is to listen to anything other than your music from your desktop and laptop. In my case I do both cause I game and listen to other tunes while I'm playing. Its meant to listen to your default sounds and your audio other than your music player
From your Windows start menu type "Sounds"
go to "Change system sounds"
Under the Sounds menu go to the "Playback" tab
Under that menu there are a few devices listed asides from the speakers
Highlight RF-MAB2 from that list and at the bottom of the list Set as default and click Apply then ok
( Another option is to highlight the RF-MAB2 device and use the configure button at the bottom left to make sure that the audio is feeding to the headset.)
And thats it for all the headset help . Let me know if anyone has any incurring problems or provided you may have to uninstall your bluetooth reciever and reinstall any of your bluetooth devices from scratch.
My thoughts and comments
I do believe that they should... enable a device software for this product in the future but for all of you out there that have bought this product the only minor concern is probably a delay in preformance or setback of more than one bluetooth device connected to the reciever because either one or the other bluetooth device may go into a sleep state or shut off for a certain time. My only way of resolving it is to resynch all bluetooth devices and / or not turn off any of my bluetooth devices that way they are still able to be used while I'm away.
03-18-2012 09:52 AM
I would like to share with you how I finally managed to solve the problem with mini usb bluetooth adapter and RF-MAB2 headset.
I have a compaq presario cq62-215dx laptop with windows 7 64 bit version plus external mini usb bluetooth adapter (yes the one for under 2 bucks on ebay that comes with bluesoleil software) and rf-mab2 headset. Thank to the advice which I found in this thread and other similar threads on the internet my rf-mab2 headset works incredibly well now even in the stereo mode!
What you have to do is to follow the below steps:
1/. Never ever install bluesoleil software! It is a malware. But if you ever installed it you now have to enable bluetooth service in control panel because it was disabled by bluesoleil malware after you uninstalled it/trial period expired. Go to control panel>view by large icons>administrative tools>services . Now find everything that says "bluetooth" and enable it as well as ask windows to start it. Close control panel.
2/. Restart computer, make sure your bluetooth adapter is plugged in. Let windows install the drivers for you. It will install some of them and fail installing the others. That is OK! At this point your adapter should already start working and be able to communicate with most of the devices however rf-mab2 will not work and windows will claim it is missing drivers for it.
3/. Install CSR_Bluetooth_Feature_Pack_v5.0.7.zip (the link to it was provided earlier by other user in this thread). Let windows install the drivers for you. Windows will install plenty of additional drivers for this adapter but it will again miss some of them. However at this point windows will install all the needed drivers for your rf-mab2 headset.
4/. You can restart windows at this point (I always restart windows after installing anything just to be safe).
5/. Right click on the bluetooth icon in taskbar, choose add device and on your rf-mab2 press the headphone button for as long as it is needed until it starts flashing blue and red light interchangeably (so claled pairing mode).
6/. Go to menu start>devices and printers>right click on rf-mab2 , choose sound settings and in playback tab click on (stereo audio)
7/. Enjoy your rf-mab2 in stereo mode
All the best.
04-18-2012 11:45 AM
Kind of late but here is the broadcomm website to download the proper blue tooth drivers.
Don't bother with these Driver Wizards, etc... that charge you money for a driver that is free, like all other drivers are supposed to be.
01-11-2013 11:08 AM
I just bought the samsung series 9, i7 with windows 7 64 bit. I have been trying all morning to connect my RF-MAB2. The computer has bluetooth, that's not the issue. Does everything correct until it searches for the drivers. Please help
01-14-2013 06:21 PM
Welcome to Community@ Rocketfish™!
Does the computer give you any sort of error message or indication what exactly has failed?
05-01-2013 11:50 AM
Managed to get my Rocketfish RF-MAB2 working on my laptop with Windows 7 64-bit.......
Now....how do I switch between my laptop and my iPhone when I call comes through. I know this function should be available but the PDF instructions are lacking in telling you HOW to do this. Any answers?
Thanks.....you got me connected so I'm almost there.....
05-02-2013 07:42 PM
What you will want to do is make sure your iPhone is the primary device to the headset. The last device paired to the headset is the primary device so delete the pairing info from your phone and then pair it back to the headset. Now when a call comes in the buttons will control the phone instead of the laptop. See page 12 of the manual for table with the controls for a phone.
05-04-2013 06:34 PM
Thanks, Cory.....I knew it would have to be something simple. After owning this thing for almost a year I'm finally learning this "trick"....
01-05-2014 03:44 AM - edited 01-05-2014 04:04 AM
!!Save yourself the headache and hassles of trying anything else!!
~Check with your Computer Manufacturer Website for any bluetooth driver!
[Computer Manufacturer Main Website]>Support>Drivers
*The files you find there are the specific driver applications to your specific machine. This will allow Windows to properly install your drivers for all and any bluethtooth device you would ever pair with your machine.*
~Locate Bluetooth Driver file in the drivers list and click to download and install.
*If you have multiple option, then test one or all to see which works best for you.*
~Then let Windows Automaticly Update & Install the driver/s after you have attempted a pairring.
*Nothing special to do here since it will install the proper and specific device driver/s as it would for any other plug & play (PnP) device*
!!Reboot computer before attempting to actually use your headset or other bluetooth device/s!!
I feel better.
Do you feel better?
02-17-2014 06:10 PM
I am having the same problem my pc running windows7 64 pro. the pc sees the radio adapter and also sees the rf-mab2 headset but wont pair tried the other reccomended drivers and no luck it wont pair. not sure how it can see both devices yet not pair with headset, headset works great with phone? please let me know if anyone figures this out thanks