Bluetooth® in Toshiba® E205
Turning Bluetooth® ON and OFF in Toshiba Satellite® E205
Toshiba Satellite® E205 is a revolutionary product from Toshiba. It has the latest Intel® Core i5 processor. Due to this processor, realistic game and graphics are ensured. It comes preloaded with Windows® 7. The RAM configuration can be upgraded up to 8GB. It has a 500 GB HDD. The major feature of this laptop is the backlit keyboard. Toshiba Satellite® E205 measures 13.7 x 9.6 x 1.2 inches and weighs 5.2 pounds. Toshiba Satellite® E205 has three USB ports. It has the 1.3 megapixel webcam supporting face recognition which may be very useful for logging. Bluetooth® is a wireless technology helps to connect computers phones and other devices to communicate with each other over short distances. Due to the presence of Bluetooth® data can be transferred from one computer to another effortlessly. You could activate ‘Bluetooth Stack’ icon located on the desktop screen. Then enable Bluetooth® Discovery mode. The computer will give a notification when there is another Bluetooth® device. Click on that and after that you may transfer data to that device. In order to turn off Bluetooth®, repeat the same procedure. Double click ‘Bluetooth Stack’ on the desktop and disable ‘Bluetooth Discovery mode’.
As Bluetooth® is a mode of data transfer; care should be taken while turning Bluetooth® on and off. Turning the Bluetooth® always to the ON condition may expose the Toshiba Satellite® E205 to security threats. Following are the tips to be kept in mind while operating the Bluetooth®:
- Turn ON only when necessary
- Don’t accept unknown request
- Install security updates
Turn ON only when necessary
It is better to keep your Bluetooth® device in the non-visible mode, when it is not working. Disable it when the task is accomplished. It is better to keep the device in non- discoverable mode. It is same as hidden mode. By keeping the Bluetooth® in disabled state, the other Bluetooth® devices may not identify the laptop. Power also could be saved by turning off the Bluetooth®. This ensures more privacy and security.
Don’t accept unknown request
When the Bluetooth® is active, there is a chance that somebody else may try to communicate to you. If this is an unexpected request, then ignore it. Professional hackers use devices with Bluetooth® antenna to send and receive data. They might intrude into the Bluetooth® network, and might steal your data. Viruses can be easily transferred through Bluetooth®. The unknown request could be a virus. So it is advisable to ignore unexpected requests.
Install security updates regularly so that your computer remains secure. By updating the computer, it will install new definitions of virus and other malwares and the computer will constantly check the data traffic though the Bluetooth®. If there is any suspicious object while data transfer, it will be notified immediately. If possible install an antivirus program. This offers more security to Toshiba Satellite® E205.