A Bluetooth dongle is an adapter used on non-Bluetooth enabled computers to connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth device. Most dongles plug into a USB port. A Bluetooth enabled computer has the adapter installed with the hardware inside the device, allowing the user to preserve USB ports for other uses.
Bluetooth technology uses radio waves to allow communication between two devices. Both Apple and Windows devices are compatible with the technology. Computer peripherals, including wireless keyboards and mice often use this technology.
For many individuals, the cellular telephone brought their first Bluetooth device. Earpieces and microphones allow the user hands-free use of the cellular device. Further development of technology and advancement of cellular devices as mobile hotspots allows users to connect a computer or other device to a cell phone for Internet access.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi operate using unlicensed radio broadcasting. Both operate in similar radio frequencies, but use different modulation techniques. Wi-Fi offers a replacement for wired networking. It broadcasts over longer distances than Bluetooth and offers greater security. However, Wi-Fi also requires more expensive equipment, such as a separate base station, and often uses more power. Bluetooth is ideal for data transfers between two devices that are in relatively close proximity to one another.Learn More
An Emerson Bluetooth headset can be reset by syncing it with a phone or other device. If the Bluetooth is already synced to a device, it is possible to add a new device by switching the Bluetooth off and setting it to visibility mode, allowing the device to find it.Full Answer >
System reset procedures vary by Plantronics headset model. However, they generally include pressing and holding one of the headset's buttons for several seconds, or holding the power button while connecting the AC power supply.Full Answer >
To update a TomTom device, download TomTom HOME or MyDrive, connect your device to the computer, and wait for either application to launch and automatically check for updates. With HOME, select the application, and click Download Updates. From MyDrive, click Update All.Full Answer >
To update a TomTom One XL, download TomTom HOME, install it, connect the device to your computer and click on Update My Device. Select the application that you want to install, and then click on Download Updates. Before updating the device, back up the existing data first.Full Answer >