Bluetooth® drivers in Sony® VAIO F Series
How to install Bluetooth® drivers in Sony VAIO F series
Sony VAIO F series is designed to work with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) versions of Microsoft® Windows. However, users can also access and install individual drivers to meet the specific requirements and preferences. Both the locked and unlocked version of the Sony VAIO F series ensures the original functionality of the notebook is preserved, while leveraging the user freedom to exercise their preferences. Use of Bluetooth® technology is fast catching up with people. Sony VAIO F series comes loaded with Bluetooth® drivers.
The following points will provide a better understanding of Bluetooth® drivers in Sony VAIO F series:
- What is Bluetooth® technology?
- How to install Bluetooth® drivers in Sony VAIO F series?
- Things to remember prior installation
What is Bluetooth® technology?
Bluetooth® liberates the power of communication through rapid data transfer over the wireless with minimum power consumption. It employs frequency- spectrum technology. The data is segregated into packets (79 bands of 1 MHz width) and transmitted over a frequency range of 2402-2480 MHz. Bluetooth® device can easily communicate with up to seven devices (computers, PDA's, phones, headsets) to wirelessly communicate in a Wireless User Group. The technology is designed to relay standard communication over short distances.
How to install Bluetooth® drivers in Sony VAIO F series?
The Bluetooth® Wi-Fi PCI card driver must be installed for the Bluetooth® wireless communication to work effectively. Check the network connection and the card to proceed. Install the NIC driver. You can check for the availability of this driver by visiting Network Adapters options under Properties Device Manager in My Computer. Install NIC driver if a yellow question mark (?) exists; indicating lack of Bluetooth® mini PCI card driver then update network driver. Visit the Update Driver section (under Network Adapters) and click the Hardware Update Wizard to update the network driver. Sony VAIO F series automatically checks and installs the driver software online and stores it at default location. If it fails, users can boot it from a reserved CD; unzip and download it on the laptop and follow the Hardware Update Wizard. Specify the path of the mini PCI card driver.
Things to remember prior installation
Users must prepare the Sony VAIO F series laptop prior installation by ensuring they are logged into the Windows operating system via Administrator account. Disable antivirus and firewall. Disconnect Internal Bluetooth® device. Uninstall previous versions of Bluetooth® software.