Bluetooth® in Toshiba® R600
Get to know Bluetooth® in Toshiba R600
Bluetooth® is a technology used to connect two devices through short length radio waves. Bluetooth® connection will connect any two devices capable of Bluetooth® without having cables attached. Bluetooth® uses radio technology called frequency-hopping spread spectrum, this type of connection will divide the data being transferred to several parts and then transfers it to the receiver bit per bit. A master Bluetooth® device can connect to up to seven Bluetooth® devices at one time and when they are connected, they can exchange roles as the master can become the slave and vice versa. For the Bluetooth® devices to be able to communicate it is not required for the devices to be in the line of sight, the important thing is that the receiver will be in range of the one sending the data. The Toshiba R600 is one of the laptops that has the option to use the Bluetooth® technology.
Guidelines and issues will be discussed in the following points.
- Common Issues
For the user to be able to use Bluetooth® with his/her Toshiba R600 he/she must first is to enable the Bluetooth® device. In doing so, other Bluetooth® devices within range would be able to detect the name of the laptop assigned by the user. Thus, making these Bluetooth® devices compatible and will be able to connect. For a user to enable his/her Bluetooth® in Toshiba R600 he/she must first double click/open the Bluetooth® icon in the desktop, if not present in the desktop the user can look for it in the all programs menu. Select connection settings, then select Bluetooth discovery mode. Then a box will pop up saying that the Bluetooth® mode is enabled. The user will be able to change the settings of the Bluetooth® by opening the Bluetooth® icon in the laptop.
One of the common issues when connecting a Bluetooth® device to your Toshiba R600 will be an error saying that the "Bluetooth is not enabled or not detected". For this error message, you should check if it is turned on. If it is turned on, yet the user still has the same error the user must check if he/she is near a wireless b, g or n network because these wireless signals uses the same 2.4 GHz frequency as the the Bluetooth® connection. This can cause a conflict between two signals resulting to failure of the the Bluetooth® connection. If the user cannot detect another the Bluetooth® device he/she must make sure that the other device is in range of his/her Toshiba R600 laptop. Another issue is where the the Bluetooth® of the Toshiba R600 is not functioning. To fix this issue, try the steps above, and if it still does not work, check the drivers and update it if possible to ensure that the Bluetooth® in Toshiba R600 is up and running.
Using Bluetooth® technology will have advantages, especially if you are connecting devices that are very near to each other. Bluetooth® connection will use lower power than those of Wi-Fi connections and wired connections. Bluetooth® also uses a lower amount of radio waves resulting in good benefits compared to those connections using higher ones. Bluetooth® connection is still possible, even if the receiver is not in the line of sight, the only rule for Bluetooth® connection is that the other device should be in range. Bluetooth® connection will transfer data faster than infrared connection. There are more portable devices using Bluetooth® technology making a transfer from that device to your Toshiba R600 laptop more convenient and faster.