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Turning On and Off Bluetooth® in ASUS® K42F

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Tips to turn on and off Bluetooth in ASUS K42F

The Bluetooth enables the sharing of the files and the folders in your ASUS K42F to another device. ASUS K42F is not equipped with a built-in Bluetooth. So you would need to have a Bluetooth dongle. To turn on the Bluetooth, plug the dongle into your computer and activate the Bluetooth discovery on the computer. Right click on the ‘Bluetooth’ icon and select the ‘Open Bluetooth settings’ and in the ‘Options’ tab select ‘Turn discovery on’. Also turn on the Bluetooth in the other device with which you want to share the files. After turning on you should pair the device by providing the passkeys and then you could share the files between the devices. After the file transfer, turn off the Bluetooth in both the devices. ASUS K42F is a core i5 notebook with high speed and preloaded with Windows 7 Operating System.

Following are the things to keep in mind while turning on and off Bluetooth in ASUS K42F:

  • Use a passkey
  • Discoverable mode
  • Complete data transfer

Use a passkey

For ensuring security most Bluetooth enabled devices require to use a passkey. Using of passkey helps to ensure that your ASUS K42F is connecting to the device that is intended and not someone else’s device that is nearby. Your Bluetooth device might be less secure if you use a short passkey; so use a longer passkey of up to 16 characters. Also, for security reasons, do not retype your passkey more often than necessary, particularly in places where a hacker could be eavesdropping on your Bluetooth device.

Discoverable mode

Bluetooth enabled ASUS K42F when in the discoverable mode is seen by the other Bluetooth enabled devices. When your computer is Bluetooth enabled, it tries to establish the initial connection with a device that is discoverable. Once the connection is established between the computers then the discoverable mode is no longer necessary. Then you should set it in the non-discoverable mode so that other devices cannot access your device.

Complete data transfer

Before turning off the Bluetooth in ASUS K42F, make sure that the complete transfer takes place in sharing the files. Also you must turn off the device after the data transfer. When the Bluetooth is turned on in the computer other Bluetooth enabled devices could access your files and folders. Also on transferring the files the devices, it must be in the range of 10 meters and should avoid the interruptions due to electromagnetic interferences.

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