Belkin BLUETOOTH MANAGER USERS GUIDE User Manual

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Bluetooth™ Manager

User’s Guide for

F8T001/F8T003/F8T006-PC

Table of Contents

Introduction…………………………………………..2

Basic Operations…………………………………….5

Configure Bluetooth and Profiles………………....10

Security………………………………………………27

Troubleshooting…………………………………….29

Specifications……………………………………….30

Glossary……………………………………………..31

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1 Introduction

1.1BLUETOOTHTRAY

The Bluetooth tray resides in the Windows® system tray, which is normally located in the lower, right corner of the screen. The Bluetooth tray provides fast access to most Bluetooth operations.

From the Bluetooth tray you can:

Access My Bluetooth Places—double-clickthe Bluetooth icon, orright-clickthe Bluetooth icon and then select “Explore My Bluetooth Places”.

Access the Bluetooth Setup Wizard. This Wizard will help you:

o Configure how this computer accesses a service on another Bluetooth deviceo Locate remote Bluetooth devices

oConfigure the way that this computer provides services to remote Bluetooth devices

oSet the name and type of this Bluetooth device, e.g., “John's PC” and “Desktop”.

Access the Bluetooth Configuration Panel—right-clickthe Bluetooth icon, and then select “Advanced Configuration”.

Access the Quick Connect option—right-clickthe Bluetooth icon, select “Quick Connect”, and then select the type of service to which you wish to connect.

Start/Stop Bluetooth on this computer.

1.2ACCESSMYBLUETOOTHPLACES

My Bluetooth Places is part of Microsoft® Internet Explorer. There aremultiple ways to access My Bluetooth Places:

In the Windows system tray

oRight-clickthe Bluetooth icon and select “Explore My Bluetooth Places” or

oDouble-clickthe Bluetooth icon

On the desktop, double-clickthe Bluetooth icon

Open Internet Explorer and select “My Bluetooth Places” in the Folders pane or from the Address shortcut menu.

1.3ICONSUSED FORBLUETOOTHDEVICES ANDSERVICES

Bluetooth icons provide at-a-glancefeedback about a device or service's status by changing appearance. The Bluetooth icon in the Windows system tray provides feedback about Bluetooth status.

Figure 1-1:Bluetooth Icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth Icon Indicates Bluetooth Status

 

 

 

 

Enabled

 

 

Disabled

 

 

Connected

 

 

 

Blue with White

 

 

Blue with Red

 

Blue with Green

 

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Figure 1-2:Device Icons for Windows 9x, Me, and 2000

 

 

 

Device Icons for Windows 9x, Me, and 2000

 

 

 

Name

Normal

Connected

Paired

 

Audio Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desktop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laptop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Access Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Digital

 

 

 

 

Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1-3:Service Icons for Windows 9x, Me, and 2000

Service Icons for Windows 9x, Me, and 2000

 

Name

Normal

Connected

Not Available*

 

Audio Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dial-UpNetworking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Access

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIM Item Transfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIM Synchronization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*Services may be unavailable because they are in use or because the necessary hardware is not installed.

Figure 1-4:Device Icons for Windows XP

 

 

 

Device Icons for Windows XP

 

 

 

Name

Normal

Connected

Paired

 

Audio Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desktop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laptop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Access Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Digital

 

 

 

 

Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1-5:Service Icons for Windows XP

 

 

 

Service Icons for Windows XP

 

 

 

Name

Normal

Connected

Not Available*

 

Audio Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dial-UpNetworking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Access

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIM Item Transfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIM Synchronization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*Services may be unavailable because they are in use or because the necessary hardware is not installed.

2 Basic Operations

2.1START ORSTOPBLUETOOTH

To start Bluetooth: In the Windows system tray,right-clickthe Bluetooth icon and select “Start the Bluetooth Device”. The Bluetooth icon is blue in color with a white insert when Bluetooth is running.

To stop Bluetooth: In the Windows system tray,right-clickthe Bluetooth icon and select “Stop the Bluetooth Device”. The Bluetooth icon is blue in color with a red insert when Bluetooth is stopped.

2.2CREATE ACONNECTIONFROM THEBLUETOOTHICON IN THESYSTEMTRAY

In the Windows system tray, right-clickthe Bluetooth icon, select “Quick Connect” and then the Bluetooth service that you wish to use.

If this computer has created a connection to the desired type of service in the past, the options on the shortcut menu are:

The name(s) of any device(s) with which prior connections to this type of service have been established. Select a name from the list to reestablish connection.

Other Devices…—Selectthis option to search for additional devices that potentially provide the desired service, select a device from the list, and then click “Connect”.

Figure 2-1:Createa connection from the Bluetooth icon in the system tray

If this computer has never created a connection to this type of service, the only option on the shortcut menu is “Find Devices….”. Select this option to search for devices that potentially provide the desired service, select a device from the list, and then click “Connect”.

2.3CREATE ACONNECTIONUSING THEBLUETOOTHSETUPWIZARD

From the Folders pane of Internet Explorer, right-click“My Bluetooth Places” and select “Bluetooth Setup Wizard” (see Figure2-2)or

In Internet Explorer, with “My Bluetooth Places” selected, from the Bluetooth menu, select “Bluetooth Setup Wizard” (see Figure 2-3)or

From the Windows system tray: right-clickthe Bluetooth icon and select “Bluetooth Setup Wizard”. Follow the Wizard’son-screeninstructions.

Figure 2-2:UseBluetooth Setup Wizard from the Folders pane of Internet Explorer

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Figure 2-3:UseBluetooth Setup Wizard from the Bluetooth menu

2.4CREATE ACONNECTIONFROMENTIREBLUETOOTHNEIGHBORHOOD

From Internet Explorer:

In the Folders pane, select “Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood”, right-clicka device name and select “Connect …” the desired service. Or

In the Folders pane, expand “Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood”, select a device, and then, in the right pane, right-clicka service provided by that device and select “Connect to…”.

NOTE: Only available services are displayed in the menus.

2.5FINDBLUETOOTHDEVICES

Search for Devices looks for Bluetooth devices in the vicinity and displays the devices that it finds in My Bluetooth Places. To start a search for devices, in the Folders pane of My Bluetooth Places, select “Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood”, and then, from the Bluetooth menu, select “Search for Devices”.

Figure 2-4:Find Device from the Bluetooth menu

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NOTE: The Bluetooth menu is only visible when My Bluetooth Places is active.

2.5.1Periodic Search for Devices

Bluetooth can be configured to automatically search for devices on a regular basis (Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Discovery tab).

One of the advantages of Bluetooth is the mobility that the wireless connections allow. However, mobility means that devices may move in or out of connection range during the time between the automatic updates performed by Bluetooth. To be certain that the displayed list of devices in the neighborhood is current, or if automatic periodic inquiry is not enabled, force an update of the device list using the technique described in “Search for Devices”, above.

Some devices within connection range may not show up in the list of devices found because:

Your device is configured to report only specific types or classes of devices (Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Discovery tab, on your device).

The unlisted device is configured to be non-discoverable(Bluetooth Configuration Panel > Accessibility tab, on the unlisted device).

2.6FINDA SERVICE

The process of determining the services that a device provides is called Service Discovery.

To initiate a Service Discovery, in the Folders pane of My Bluetooth Places,right-clicka device name and select “Discover Available Services” from the shortcut menu.

Bluetooth services are those things that this computer can do for remote Bluetooth devices. For example, if this computer allows a remote Bluetooth device to send a fax using a fax modem that is physically attached to this computer, then this computer is providing the Bluetooth fax service.

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Some services are hardware-dependent;this computer cannot provide the fax service unless it has a physical fax modem, for example. Some Bluetooth services use virtual “hardware”. The Bluetooth Serial Port service, for example, does not use a physical port on this computer. Instead, it creates virtual serial ports that Windows applications can see and use as if they were actual physical ports. Each Bluetooth service that this computer is capable of providing can be started automatically when Bluetooth starts. Each service can be set up to require security measures before allowing a remote Bluetooth device to connect. Bluetooth services require a Bluetooth application on the remote device; services and applications usually have coinciding names; i.e., there is a Bluetooth Fax Service and a Bluetooth Fax Application.

The services supported by Bluetooth are:

Bluetooth Serial Port—awireless connection between two devices. This connection can be used by applications as though a physical serial cable is connected to the devices.

Dial-UpNetworking—allowsa device to use a modem that is physically attached to another Bluetooth device.

Fax—allowsa device to send a fax using a remote Bluetooth cell phone, modem, or computer.

File Transfer—allowsa device to perform file system operations on another Bluetooth device; browse, open, copy, etc.

Headset—allowsa Bluetooth headset to be used as the audio input/output mechanism for another Bluetooth device, such as a computer or cell phone.

PIM Item Transfer—allowstwo Bluetooth devices to exchange Personal Information Manager data such as business cards, calendar items,e-mailmessages, and notes.

PIM Synchronization—allowstwo Bluetooth devices to synchronize Personal Information Manager data.

Network Access—allowsa device to access a Local Area Network via a second Bluetooth device that is physically connected to the network or allows a remote device to become part of anad-hocnetwork provided by the Bluetooth server.

Audio Gateway—allowsthe microphone/speakers on Bluetooth device (typically a computer) to be used as the audio input/output mechanism for a remote Bluetooth device, such as a cell phone.

All Bluetooth servers do not necessarily provide all of these services. For example, network gateways may provide only the Network Access service.

2.7BLUETOOTHCONNECTIONSTATUS

The Bluetooth Connection Status dialog box displays information about the state of a connection and provides a means to disconnect an active connection.

Display the Connection Status dialog box: in My Bluetooth Places, from the Folders pane, select a device, and then, in the right pane of My Bluetooth Places,right-clicka service name and select “Status” from the shortcut menu.

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The Information provided is:

Status: “Connected” or “Not Connected”

Device Name : the name of the device to which this computer is connected.

Duration: the length of time that this connection has been established, displayed in hours, minutes, and seconds. Depending on the service, the connection maytime-out(automatically disconnect) after a specific period of inactivity.

Activity: the number of bytes sent and received over the connection.

Signal Strength: a graphic indicator that ranges from “Too Weak” through “Good” to “Too Strong”.

NOTE:To change the power transmission level of this computer: from the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, Hardware tab, click the “Advanced” button, and then change the setting in the Maximum Power Transmission drop-downlist. The Advanced button is not available in all countries.

The controls in the Bluetooth Connection Status dialog box are:

Properties button: displays the Bluetooth Properties dialog box for this connection.

Disconnect button: closes this connection.

Close button: closes the Bluetooth Connection Status dialog box.

2.8SEND TOBLUETOOTH

This feature is used to send information to another Bluetooth device. Data types include:

Files from Windows Explorer

Documents from Microsoft Office applications, including:

Word

Excel

Access

PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook items, including:

Contacts

Appointments

Tasks

Messages

Notes

To use “Send to Bluetooth”

1. In the application:

a)Internet Explorer—selectone or more files to be transferred. Folders cannot be transferred.

b)Microsoft Office—onlythe document in the active window can be transferred.

c)Microsoft Outlook—selectone or more items to be transferred.

2.From the application’s File menu, select “Send To”, and then select “Bluetooth” from the shortcut menu.

3.Select a device from the shortcut menu to send the data or Select “Other... “, choose a device from the list, and then click “OK” to send the data.

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3 Configure Bluetooth

3.1ACCESS THEBLUETOOTHCONFIGURATIONPANEL

The Bluetooth Configuration Panel provides access to settings for Bluetooth services, client applications, hardware, security, discovery, accessibility, default paths, event notification, and other Bluetooth-relateditems.

To Open the Bluetooth Configuration Panel

From the Windows Control Panel, select “Bluetooth Configuration” or

In the Windows System Tray, right-clickthe Bluetooth icon, and select “Advanced Configuration” from the shortcut menu.

3.2BLUETOOTHSERVICES VERSUSBLUETOOTHAPPLICATIONS

Bluetooth Services are services that this computer provides to remote Bluetooth devices. The Bluetooth services on this computer are referred to collectively in the Bluetooth Configuration Panel as “Local Services”.

Bluetooth Applications are software applications on this computer that allow this computer to use the Bluetooth services that are provided by remote devices. The Bluetooth applications on this computer are referred to collectively in the Bluetooth Configuration Panel as “Client Applications”.

Bluetooth Services and Bluetooth Applications usually have coinciding names; e.g., there is a File Transfer service and a File Transfer client application.

How this computer provides a service to remote devices is configured on the Local Services tab of the Bluetooth Configuration Panel.

How this computer uses a service that is provided by a remote device is configured on the Client Applications tab of the Bluetooth Configuration Panel.

Figure 3-1:Bluetooth Configuration Panel

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