This paper provides an overview of Bluetooth® wireless technology and instructs users on how to establish Bluetooth connections using HP products. Bluetooth wireless technology is an inexpensive, short-range radio technology that eliminates the need for proprietary cabling between devices such as notebook PCs, handheld PCs, personal digital assistants (PDAs), cameras, and printers.
There are three classes of BWT radio devices, each with a different maximum range: Class 1 (100 meters); Class 2 (50 meters); and Class 3 (10 meters). HP notebooks feature Class 3 BWT radios, and HP printers feature Class 1 radios.
BWT network topologies BWT-enabled devices form network topologies called piconets and scatternets. A piconet consists of up to eight BWT-enabled devices (Figure 2). When a piconet is established, one device sets the frequency-hopping pattern and the other devices synchronize their signals to the same pattern. The device that sets the frequency-hopping pattern is called the primary device and the other devices are called secondary devices.
A scatternet is formed when two or more piconets are linked by a common BWT-enabled device (Figure 3). When a device is present in multiple piconets, it synchronizes to the master of each piconet with which it is currently communicating and sets the hopping pattern of the piconet in which it is the master.
Establishing BWT connections This section describes how to establish BWT connections using your notebook PC, iPAQ Pocket PC, printer, and cellular phone. The first step is to activate BWT functionality on each device. Then, you can select the services (profiles) that your device will make available to other BWT-enabled devices. If you decide to operate your device in secure mode, you must pair the device with another BWT-enabled device before they can interoperate.
1. Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup. 2. When the Software Setup Welcome window is displayed, select Next. 3. Select the check box next to Bluetooth by hp to enable the software for installation, and then select Next.
IPAQ Wireless option. Printers The HP 995c Deskjet printer and some models of the HP 450 Deskjet printer feature integrated BWT capability. After you install the printer software on your notebook, select Start > My Programs > My Bluetooth Places to manage the BWT printer connection. Refer to the "Selecting BWT device profiles"...
HP products = supported by selected models Notebooks/ Handhelds Printers Tablet PCs Profile Description Generic access Defines the general procedures used for establishing connections to other BWT-enabled devices that accept connections and service requests regardless of the devices’ manufacturer. Generic object...
Because BWT-enabled devices operate in the unrestricted 2.4-GHz ISM band, numerous manufacturers can develop BWT-enabled products to use this frequency band. From PDAs that automatically synchronize contact information with your laptop and cell phone, to a car that automatically adjusts the seat and mirrors as you approach it, Bluetooth wireless technology will eventually unite all the gadgets in your world and change forever the way you work and play.