What is the Bluetooth USB adapter used for?
It enables Bluetooth technology on your PC or laptop, which allows for wirelessly communication between other compatible devices in short-range.
How close should the adapter be to my Bluetooth-enabled devices in order to get a signal?
The adapter’s wireless range is about 30 feet, so anything in that proximity should work.
What is the difference between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi?
Bluetooth is useful when transferring information between two or more devices that are near each other when speed is not an issue. Wi-Fi is better suited for operating full-scale networks because it has a faster connection, bigger range and better security.
Do I need to keep the adapter connected to my computer after installation is complete?
Yes, in order for your computer to communicate with other Bluetooth devices, it needs to be connected to the adapter.
Can I communicate with multiple devices at the same time?
The adapter can connect to multiple devices, but can only use 1 Bluetooth function for each device at a time. For instance, you can transfer files with your Smartphone and play music through a speaker at the same time, but you can’t play music through 2 speakers simultaneously. This is a limitation of Bluetooth technology in general, not just this adapter.
Will I need internet for the adapter to work?
No, Bluetooth does not require an internet connection. It is a direct connection between the two devices. As long as each one is powered on, your Bluetooth communication will work. However, if the communication itself requires an internet connection (online gaming, web chatting, etc.), then you will need the internet.
What are some examples of Bluetooth compatible devices?
This varies, depending on the brand. However, some common Bluetooth enabled devices include headsets, headphones, mice, keyboards, video game controllers, Smartphones, MP3 players, digital cameras, printers and speakers. Your device’s user guide will typically let you know whether or not Bluetooth comes pre-loaded.
What is Bluetooth pairing?
Pairing is a process in which two Bluetooth devices communicate with each other through an established connection. It begins with placing a Bluetooth device in discovery mode. When in this mode, it is able to be detected by another device. After Bluetooth pairing has occurred, you will be asked to connect, sometimes in the form of entering a password. These passwords are usually found in your device’s user guide. A secure pairing is established when the connection is accepted and the two devices begin interacting