How to Use Bluetooth on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop

by Ruri Ranbe

A Toshiba Satellite needs a Bluetooth card to install Bluetooth devices in Windows. Some Satellites ship with a pre-installed module that produces and detects the wireless radio signals over which Bluetooth communicates, but Toshiba laptops that lack such a module need additional equipment to use Bluetooth. Windows 7 has a built-in wizard that installs a Bluetooth device to your computer for you; as long as your laptop has a Bluetooth card, you can easily add a device in minutes.

Press "Fn" to activate Flash Cards on the Toshiba Satellite. Press "F8" twice to enable Bluetooth or three times to enable all wireless devices.

Turn on the Bluetooth device and make it discoverable. Click "Start | Control Panel | View Devices and Printers | Add a Device."

Choose the Bluetooth device from the list. Click "Next." Select "Create a Pairing Code for Me," "Enter the Device's Pairing Code" or "Pair Without Using a Code," if prompted.

Input the pairing code into the device or type the pairing code into the Add a Device wizard, if prompted. Click "Next."

Click "Close" when the message "This Device Has Been Successfully Added to This Computer" appears.

Tip

  • If your Toshiba Satellite did not come with a Bluetooth module, connect a Bluetooth dongle to a universal serial bus port on the computer. Install the Bluetooth drivers from the software CD packaged with the dongle and then follow the previous instructions to pair a device with the laptop.

About the Author

Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.

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