Manufacturer: Belkin International, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 71.92 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 07/30/2002
This particular hardware component provides the host computer system with the functionality of activating Bluetooth technology in the host computer system. Packaged as a Universal Serial Bus based dongle device its corresponding device driver allows for the establishment of a connection to other Bluetooth capable hardware components. Using the Universal Serial Bus interface port allows for faster transmission of data between connected devices including built-in support from Plug and Play capable operating system environments. The installation of the corresponding device driver allows the computer user to create a Virtual Private Network of interconnected devices using Bluetooth technology. The proper device driver will also allows the connected hardware components to simultaneously link and communicate with the host controller. In this context the host controller is normally represented by a Personal Computer system where the Belkin Bluetooth Device is attached. Normally built-in device drivers may be used by the operating system, however, some feature sets may not be activated correctly.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
One of the most important feature sets that must be activated by the device driver is the security functions for wireless networking. Using the correct device driver provides the computer user and the host computer system with the benefits of enjoying 128-bit encryption methodology. This encryption algorithm is built into the hardware component by the manufacturer. This security algorithm also covers the implementation of authentication processes to verify user credentials. The device driver supports the execution of the Belkin Bluetooth Device allowing for interconnection from distances of up to 10 meters away from the host controller. The actual distance of course is dependent of a number of environmental factors including current system load and proximity of other Bluetooth enabled devices. Interconnection is achieved by implementing a process known as pairing. Only paired devices can make use of the wireless connectivity standards from Bluetooth technology. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Belkin Bluetooth Device errors before installing any driver updates.