Acer Bluetooth 1.2 USB Dongle User's Manual
There are three types of notification:
Authentication request, also called a PIN code request—this notification appears
automatically in a balloon over the Windows system tray if a Personal
Identification Code is required before a connection can proceed. An audio file can
also be associated with the notification.
Authorization request, also called a connection request—this type of notification
can be visual, audio, or both. It notifies you of attempts to access a Bluetooth
service on this computer; the connection will not proceed until you click the
balloon that appears over the Windows system tray. If the notification balloon is
ignored, the connection request will time out and fail.
Notification only—this type of notification does not effect access in any way; it is
solely for information purposes to let you know that a connection has been
Both Authentication and Authorization request notifications are controlled by whether
Secure Connection is enabled for an individual service.
An example of how notifications might work when a remote device attempts to access a
service on this computer, if all notifications are enabled:
1. Authentication: a balloon notification (audio optional) appears to prompt for a PIN
code. If the PIN code does not match the code entered on the remote device, the
connection will not be allowed. Once the remote device has been authenticated this
notification will not appear again, unless the paired relationship is broken and the
devices must re-pair.
2. Authorization: a balloon notification appears and/or a sound file provides audio
notification that a remote device is attempting to access a Bluetooth service on this
computer. Click the balloon to proceed. A dialog box appears that offers the option
of letting the connection proceed this time only or to always allow this particular
remote device to use the service it is attempting to access.
3. Once a connection has been authorized, an additional visual and/or audio
notification may appear (if enabled). This notification is for information only to
inform the operator that a connection has been established.
After two devices are paired (step 1, above), the authentication notification will no longer
appear when a connection is attempted.
If "Always allow..." is enabled during the authorization process (step 2, above), the
authorization notification will not appear on future connection attempts.
Connection notification (step 3, above) only happens if it has been enabled on the
Notifications tab of the individual service being accessed.
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