A Bluetooth dongle is an adapter used on non-Bluetooth enabled computers to connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth device. Most dongles plug into a USB port. A Bluetooth enabled computer has the adapter installed with the hardware inside the device, allowing the user to preserve USB ports for other uses.Continue Reading
Bluetooth technology uses radio waves to allow communication between two devices. Both Apple and Windows devices are compatible with the technology. Computer peripherals, including wireless keyboards and mice often use this technology.
For many individuals, the cellular telephone brought their first Bluetooth device. Earpieces and microphones allow the user hands-free use of the cellular device. Further development of technology and advancement of cellular devices as mobile hotspots allows users to connect a computer or other device to a cell phone for Internet access.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi operate using unlicensed radio broadcasting. Both operate in similar radio frequencies, but use different modulation techniques. Wi-Fi offers a replacement for wired networking. It broadcasts over longer distances than Bluetooth and offers greater security. However, Wi-Fi also requires more expensive equipment, such as a separate base station, and often uses more power. Bluetooth is ideal for data transfers between two devices that are in relatively close proximity to one another.Learn more about Technology
To connect a mobile device such as a smartphone, to a Bluetooth headset or other device, first activate the Bluetooth device's search function. Then go into the settings for the phone or other device, locate the Bluetooth menu and tell the device to search for Bluetooth device signals.Full Answer >
To use the Bluetooth functionality on a Samsung Galaxy device, access the Bluetooth settings via the Notification Panel, and select the desired Bluetooth device with which you want to connect. Make sure to turn on the desired Bluetooth device before scanning for it.Full Answer >
To install Bluetooth, you require a Bluetooth adapter and a computer that is Bluetooth enabled. Bluetooth is a method by which people are able to communicate and send information over wireless connection.Full Answer >
If a PC does not already have Bluetooth, it can be added with a USB dongle. Bluetooth dongles are generally about the size of traditional USB flash drives and are available in most electronics stores.Full Answer >