bluetooth wont connect

  nonowtatall 23:14 21 Nov 2009

i have a laptop its a hp and it has bluetooth built in but i cant get connected to the internet do i have to have something else to do this i have tried it close to my desktop but how do i get it to connect i am on talk talk

  ambra4 02:26 22 Nov 2009

“It has bluetooth built in but I can’t get connected to the Internet”

Bluetooth have noting to do with connecting to the Internet

You have to check that the Lan & Wireless card is set up is correct

Most laptop computer these days comes with a build in wireless card; some required you to

switch on the “Wireless Radio Antenna” via a small slide switch on the laptop

Or using the FN (Function) key you have to hold down the FN key and press the key with a

small antenna icon to turn on the “Wireless Card Antenna”

You now need to check that the Lan & Wireless card is “Enable”

In XP you have to check the following

Start – Setting - Control Panel - Select- Internet Options - Connection Tab

In the “Connection” screen, there are three selections:

“Never dial a connection”,

“Dial whenever a network connection is not present”

“Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”.

If you cannot make a selection, select “LAN Settings”

Un-Tick “Automatically detect settings”,

Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.

  ambra4 02:27 22 Nov 2009

Network Adapter Set-up on all Computers

Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)

Click Star – Settings - Network Connection

Double-click on the “Network Connection”

Right click on the “Local Area Connection” or “Wireless Area Connection” associated with your

Lan and Wireless network adapter

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

In the “Local Area Connection” or “Wireless Area Connection” Properties window all boxes

should be ticked

Windows Vista & Windows 7 contains both the familiar IPv4 stack and the new IPv6 stack.

you do not need IPv6 at present disabling IPv6 in Vista & Windows 7 will help to speed up the

connection on your broadband service

In the “Local or Wireless Network Connection”, you need to un-check the following items

“Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)”

“Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver”

“Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder”

At bottom of display tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected

A display Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the set-up

Click-Internet Protocol (TCP/IPv4) Click the “Properties” button

Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”

Click- Advanced-Click-WINS Tab-Tick-Enable LMHOSTS Lookup if un-tick

Do Not Change Any Other Setting

Click “OK”.

Your computer Lan and Wireless network card is now configured for use with the


Other Lan Card Setting

Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on the task bar

Click Status – General - Properties

At the top of display the type of Lan or Wireless card will be displayed

Click Configure – Click - Advanced Tab

Click Connection Type - Change to “Auto- Negotiation”

Click Flow Control-Change to “Enabled”

Click-Power Management Tab

Un-Tick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power

This setting only apply if using XP

Click-Start- Setting-Network Connection - New Connection Wizard

Select Connect to the Internet - Next

Select Set Up My Connection Manually - Next

Select Connect using a broadband connection that is always on

Next - Finish

  nonowtatall 15:04 23 Nov 2009

hello ambra4
what your saying is that bluetooth does not connect to the internet i have all the things working and i thought all i have to do is switch on the blue tooth thing and it would connect to my computer or someone elses like when in macdonalds they have a sign saying connect here free so the bluetooth wont do that

  tullie 15:11 23 Nov 2009

McDonalds have a free WiFi connection,nothing to do with bluetooth.

  nonowtatall 17:42 23 Nov 2009

hi tullie
so bluetooth and wifi are two different things here i am thinking the laptop has bluetooth i can connect to the internet so what do i need to connect as i thought no tel wires just connect anywhere

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