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.

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

    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.

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Tips

    • 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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