How to Enable Bluetooth PAN

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How to Enable Bluetooth PAN
Let computers share information through Bluetooth. (Network connection image by Fantasista from

Bluetooth's Personal Area Network (PAN) will connect all your Bluetooth devices. You can enable PAN on the network administrator's account using Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Bluetooth capability was introduced in XP Service Pack 2. Enabling PAN will allow you to open access with other computers to connect through Bluetooth.

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  1. 1

    Right-click the Bluetooth icon in the bottom task tray -- next to the clock -- on your computer.

  2. 2

    Select "Join a Personal Area Network."

  3. 3

    Choose a device from the list, or click "Add" and add a new Bluetooth device.

  4. 4

    Click "Connect" to finish enabling and setting up PAN.

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