06-11-2012, 12:51 AM
| | Re: Bluetooth pairing with a PC
At 10 Jun 2012 17:00:43 -0700 cameo wrote:
> On 6/10/2012 1:19 PM, Steve Sobol wrote:
> > Paired my MT4G with my Dell laptop (with built-in Bluetooth adapter).
> > Right now I'm using a Toshiba laptop with no BT, but this week I'm
> > a fresh Win7 install on the Dell and will try pairing my HTC One S as
> > soon as everything else is set up.
> I'll be interested in the result. To me it appears that BT is meant to
> pair a computer with some peripheral device, not two computers.
Not really, it depends what you're trying to do. People transfer files
between computers using BT all the time. The BT software on your
computer should have a utility to initiate pairing in it somewhere.
> And a
> smart phone is essentially another computer. I hope I'll be proven
> wrong though.
Pairing is really just an agreement between devices that they are allowed
to talk to each other. The pairing itself accomplishes nothing. After the
pairing, one device can then query the other as to what it's bluetooth
capabilities are. For example, my HTC Titan only supports BT headsets
and headphones, not file transfers or BT keyboards, etc. Connecting that
phone to my PC would be useless, though I can pair it if I like- it just
doesn't do anything with the PC if I do.
My Pocket PCs and Windows Mobile phones can transfer files with PCs, act
as a cellular modem or sync Outlook data with PCs. It's all up to which
BT profiles both devices support in common.
If you can't find the pairing utility on the PC, try pairing from the
phone. Once they're paired, you shouldn't have to do it again- they
should remember each other as "trusted devices" from that point on.