Setting up Bluetooth® in Windows® 7
Get to know more about setting up Bluetooth in Windows 7
Windows 7 is not only light on system resources but is also capable of extracting better performance from hardware devices connected to the system. Windows 7 also supports all kinds of devices including the Bluetooth-enabled ones. Bluetooth is a connectivity technology that allows users to connect devices and share data with each other. The greatest advantage of Bluetooth is that they do not require any form of wires or cables to be connected to devices involved in the connection. In order to connect a Bluetooth device to your Windows 7 system, the device would have to be set-up. Setting up a Bluetooth device involves integrating the device with the system so that both the system and the device can share data with each other. Control Panel in your Windows 7 system can be used to add a Bluetooth device to the system. Adding a Bluetooth device with Control Panel would bring up on-screen instructions that can be followed to complete the set-up procedure.
Following gives users more information on setting up Bluetooth in Windows 7:
- Update Drivers
- Enable Passkey
- Use Encryption
Like all other components connected to your Windows 7 system, even Bluetooth components require drivers to function. Drivers link the Bluetooth component with Windows 7 OS. Before starting with setting up Bluetooth device on Windows 7, users are advised to check whether the Bluetooth drivers installed on the system are updated. The Device Manager can be used to check the status of the Bluetooth driver and also for updating drivers. If the Bluetooth drivers are not of the latest type, then connectivity related issues might come up when the OS is connecting with other devices.
When setting up Bluetooth device on Windows 7 system, users are advised to enable passkey for the connection. Passkey ensures that only correct and identifiable devices are able to connect with the system and access data from it. It is also recommended that Windows 7 users uncheck the 'make system discoverable option' so that unwanted devices would not be able to connect and access information from the system.
As Bluetooth connections make use of wireless signals to connect to devices, other devices within range might be able to intercept data being sent over the Bluetooth connection. Windows 7 users are advised to make use of encryption when setting up and using the connection. Encryption related software such as WIDCOMM Bluetooth 18.104.22.168 can be downloaded and installed on the system for ensuring security of data.
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