How to Turn on Bluetooth for a Sony Vaio

by C. Taylor

    The Sony Vaio's internal Bluetooth adapter simultaneously and securely connects with up to seven devices within a range of approximately 33 feet. However, Bluetooth's 2.4GHz frequency range potentially interferes with some communications, so Sony integrates a hardware and software switch for disabling the adapter to prevent interference, for example, during a plane's takeoff. Wireless technologies also require additional battery power, so disabling wireless communications minimizes battery draw when Bluetooth is not required. Before using Bluetooth, you need to turn it on via the hardware switch and internal software controls.

    Step 1

    Locate the "Wireless" switch on your Sony Vaio and slide it to the "On" position. This switch is typically located on the front edge of the laptop, but the location depends on the Vaio model. If you have trouble locating it, consult your computer's instruction manual.

    Step 2

    Launch the Sony connection utility. The utility used depends on the Vaio model, but could be named "Wireless Device Switch," "SmartWi Connection Utility" or "Vaio Smart Network." Double-click its notification icon or click the shortcut from the "All Programs" group of the Start menu.

    Step 3

    Click the "Bluetooth" slider to toggle the adapter to the "On" position.


    • To connect to a Bluetooth device, click the Windows Start button and then "Devices and Printers." Click "Add a Device" to locate your Bluetooth device. Follow the onscreen prompts to pair with the device.

    About the Author

    C. Taylor has been a professional writer since 2009. He has written for online publications and the "Journal of Asian Martial Arts." Taylor specializes in martial arts, traveling, sciences and computer repair. He received a Master of Science in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences from the College of Charleston.

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