Bluetooth Technology is one of the great many modern day connectivity inventions by man. It enables people to connect devices via short –ranged communications on secure channels. In simpler words, it helps people connect or pair their devices wirelessly and thus enables the sharing of data. Bluetooth may also be used to connect to other internet networks in the vicinity wirelessly. Thus all in all, Bluetooth grants users the power to communicate to each other via any Bluetooth device. A Bluetooth device makes use of piconet networks to carry out its services. On installing a Bluetooth device on your Windows XP, you will have several utilities opening up to you. These will help you go around using Bluetooth properly. In the Control Panel, there will be options to communicate and secure your new Bluetooth device with ease. Now here are a set of instructions from Windows XP support to go about installing the Bluetooth Driver on your version of Windows XP.
- First up click the “Start” button.
- Now move on to click “Run” and type “bthprops.cpl.” Click the “OK” button.
- Click the “Add” button under Bluetooth Settings. Now the add Bluetooth device wizard will initiate.
- Select the “My device is set up and ready to be found” check box. Click the “Next” button. The “Next” button will be grayed out until you select the check box. Windows XP will search for any connected Bluetooth devices. A list of all found devices will appear.
- Select the Bluetooth device you wish to add.
- Click the “Next” button. If your Bluetooth device requires a passkey, then you will be asked to enter a passkey. A passkey helps to restrict access to your Bluetooth from unauthorized individuals. If a passkey is not required, you will have the option of setting your own passkey for the device. Windows XP has several default Bluetooth drivers pre-installed. Once your Bluetooth device is found, Windows XP installs the drivers automatically as needed. However, in the computer industry, there are always updates.
- Finally, test your Bluetooth device just to make sure it is working properly. If it is not, then go for installing the drivers that came with the device. The set of instructions is different for different Bluetooth devices. Also keep in mind to update the drivers regularly. This is available by connecting to the support page for updated drivers.
Follow these instructions from Windows XP support to install the driver for your Bluetooth device properly.