Bluetooth® in ASUS® UL50Vt
Tips to turn on and off Bluetooth in ASUS UL50Vt laptop
Bluetooth enhances communication between your PC and other communicating devices, i.e. Cell phone, PDA, printers, fax machines and smartphones amongst others. This has not only facilitated efficient transfer of data within business and home environments but also reduced the cost since there is no need to go through s service provider in order to make use of the service. Having recognized its benefits, PC manufacturers have continued to include Bluetooth as part of the technical features when assembling laptops. Nevertheless, many a users often experience short battery life due to power consumption and security breaches, i.e. virus infection and hacking when the device is left on. The article discusses into detail how to turn on and off Bluetooth in ASUS Ul50VT laptop.
Discussed herein are:
- How Bluetooth works
- Tips to turn on and off Bluetooth
- Things to keep in mind
How Bluetooth works
Installed in the laptop, is a transceiver device that functions in transmission and reception of low powered radio frequencies. It can be used to create a connection of up to 8 devices simultaneously using what is known as frequency hoping. Transmission, however, is not dependant on line of sight.
Tips to turn on and off Bluetooth
After the installation of Bluetooth drivers in your system, an icon appears on the system tray as a means to quickly access its menu. The easiest and simplest method is to right click on the icon in the system tray. From the popup menu that appears, select from the provided list, enable or disable Bluetooth. This is dependant on the current status, i.e. if it’s on or off. Alternatively, access My Computer by double clicking on the shortcut provided on the desktop or from the Start menu. From the new window, select my Bluetooth places. In the screen that appears point to Bluetooth tasks from the menu bar and click on view or modify configurations. Click on diagnostic tab in the dialogue box that appears and click enable or disable button.
Whereas, this feature has simplified data transfer and file sharing, it has also opened doorways for malicious applications and users to attack and infect your system. It is important that when enabling Bluetooth, you configure the security setup to not allow automatic connection without password authentication. Furthermore, to prevent battery from losing charge when not using the feature, turn it off as it requires power to operate and will consume stored battery charge when left on.
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