Installing a Bluetooth device on your PC is not a very tough job. Be a little careful along the way, and the process can be carried out smoothly enough. First of all, let me assure you that if you are Microsoft Windows® XP or Vista, then all you have to do is to connect your Bluetooth device with your PC. If you have installed Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) in your PC, then your PC will already have the drivers required for the device.
Let us suppose that you have a Bluetooth enabled cell phone that you wish to connect with your PC. To do this, you will have to install a Bluetooth device on your computer first. Purchase a Bluetooth adapter that supports Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 on your computer. Your computer will already have the necessary drivers for it.
Now, turn on the Bluetooth option in your cell phone. Then, go to “Control Panel” in your computer and click on Bluetooth devices. Find the option “Turn discovery on” in your PC to put it in discovery mode. Your PC should automatically “discover” your cell phone now. Select “PAN” to create a secured network between your PC and cell phone. Assign a password to make the connection completely secured from outside interferences. Your PC should now connect to your cell phone and start transferring data. You can also use a Bluetooth enabled cell phone as a modem. Follow the instructions given in the user manual of your cell phone. There are some printers available that support Bluetooth technology as well. In fact, in the coming days, Bluetooth technology may indeed replace other wireless technologies.
That sounds great, doesn’t it? However, you can run into trouble if your computer is unable to locate your Bluetooth enabled cell phone. Don’t worry, there is a way out. You can still use your Bluetooth device using the generic software support included in Windows® operating system. Consult your user manuals or call up the support desk of your cell phone manufacturer to find out more on how to do that.
Lastly, if you have doubts about any procedure, do not attempt to do it yourself. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Call a qualified service technician or system engineer, and have them take care of the problem. This process will cost you a bit of cash, but will give you complete peace of mind.