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#1 Bhoopal

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:44 AM

HI,

I own a Acer Aspire 4745 Laptop using with windows 7 , My bluetooth is not working , I have used FN + F3 to switch it on , Even i added my mobile by by adding a device.Once the mobile driver is installed & if i try to send a file from PC via bluetooth to the device , its showing error

"Make sure the bluetooth is properly switched on * connected"

Please help

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:21 AM

Can you please post more information on the device you are attempting to send the data to?

When a bluetooth device is turned on, it will usually search for a bluetooth signal, to which a request is sent out, once the two devices link up, a communications is established between the two devices.

But first, the wireless device has to be put into setup mode and the computer has to be put into search mode to locate the wireless device's beacon.

I may be off track here, since I do not know which wireless device you are attempting a communications with, but with any bluetooth communications, you have to put the wireless device into setup mode, so it sends a signal into the air waves your computer can search for.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:19 PM

Hi Bruce ,

Thanks for the reply , Hope i understood ur reply , now how to put the wifi into set up mode ? & also please let me know like what details u need more ?

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:45 AM

if i try to send a file from PC via bluetooth to the device


In your quote above you used the words the device

Can you please tell me what this device is?

I realize your computer and OS are an Acer Aspire 4745 Laptop with windows 7 on it, I just need to know what the other device is such as its make and model number and what type of device this is.


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:00 AM

Here is some information I have obtained from my windows 7 help and support by typing bluetooth into the start menu's search feature.

Add a Bluetooth enabled device

There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add to your computer, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets, and wireless mouse devices and keyboards. To add a Bluetooth enabled device to your computer, you must do three things:

Add a Bluetooth adapter to your computer if it doesn't already have one. You can do this by plugging the adapter into a USB port.

Some computers come with a built-in Bluetooth adapter, especially laptops. You might have to turn on the adapter, or use a switch on your laptop to turn it on if your laptop has one. This might not be called a Bluetooth switch. It might be called a wireless switch, or something similar. If you are unsure about how to turn on the Bluetooth adapter or whether your computer has a built-in Bluetooth adapter, check the manual for your computer or the manufacturer's website.

Set up the Bluetooth enabled device so that your computer can find it.

To do this, you must first:

Turn the device on.

Make it discoverable.

When a Bluetooth enabled device is in discovery mode, it broadcasts a wireless signal that allows it to be detected by other devices or computers. This is sometimes called pairing mode. When most devices are discoverable, they are also in pairing mode, ready to be paired with your computer.

To learn how to make a device discoverable, check the information that came with your device or go to the manufacturer’s website. Methods for making a device discoverable can vary widely from one type of device to the next. Some Bluetooth enabled devices are always in discovery mode. Others, such as most mobile phones, need to be placed in discovery mode by selecting discovery from a software menu or pressing a button on the device. Discovery buttons can be very small and hard to spot, often placed on the bottom of a mouse, keyboard, or similar device. The button may be labeled with the word "connect," or another similar term; a Bluetooth logo; or it may not be labeled at all.

Add the Bluetooth enabled device.



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