Bluetooth® in Toshiba® Satellite L500
Bluetooth is a very useful technology if installed and configured properly on laptops and other mobile computing devices. Its wireless networking capabilities can bring numerous benefits to users. They are often used to transfer files between Bluetooth ready devices and can also be configured for Internet access and sharing using Personal Area Networking (PAN) that utilizes TCP/IP networking for communication. Bluetooth in Toshiba Satellite L500 laptop needs to be installed and turned on to realize all these benefits. Users should turn it on when they need to use it and turn it off afterwards for security reasons.
- Tips to turn on and off Bluetooth in Toshiba Satellite L500
- Things to keep in mind while doing so
- Common issues and tips to fix
Tips to turn on and off Bluetooth in Toshiba Satellite L500
In most cases, Bluetooth drivers come with the operating system. In case a Bluetooth device is not recognized by Windows, you can install it using the driver provided by its manufacturer. To add a Bluetooth device on your system use the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard. The Bluetooth connection can be configured using Bluetooth Devices item in Control Panel. A Bluetooth connection utility also appears on your task bar which can be used to access several options including turning your Bluetooth connection on and off. Using the Bluetooth Devices options tab, you can select options to control how devices discover and connect to your laptop. Use the option ‘Turn discovery on’ to allow other devices to discover your laptop.
Things to keep in mind while doing so
When configuring Bluetooth for use at any given time, it is always advisable to turn it off or make undiscoverable after use to avoid unauthorized Bluetooth devices connecting to your system. You can also make use of passwords to secure your Bluetooth connection or set it to always require your permission to allow other devices seeking to connect.
Bluetooth connections do encounter issues that make them fail in many instances. Drivers sometimes could be the issue in case they are deleted or are corrupted. The operating system files, if corrupt, can also make it hard for the Bluetooth to work or be recognized.