If you work with Bluetooth and Windows 10/11 and want to get the signal a little further or a little better, then read this guide to improving your Bluetooth signal.
In the age of wireless communications and connectivity, Bluetooth is an important technology for connecting keyboard, mouse and audio devices. The more often you use it the more there will be times when you would like the signal to be a little better.
But in Bluetooth there is a limit to its power watts for economy in power consumption and so it operates at a maximum distance of 10 meters and even without any hassle or interference between devices. If you are within its operating limits, ie at 10 meters, or if even at less meters you do not have good communication, see some tips for extending and amplifying its signal.
1. Update your Bluetooth driver
Always keep your Bluetooth drivers up to date. The latest versions make it work better, as they usually affect its operation. Older drivers with outdated Bluetooth mechanisms may also block signal range.
2. Remove intermediate interference
For Bluetooth to perform at its best, there must be no interference between the two devices connected via Bluetooth. Bluetooth connected devices use a 2,4 GHz radio frequency. WiFi also uses the same radio frequency. Therefore, you need to be a little away from the router (if it has WiFi on) so that it does not affect it and the Bluetooth signal works better.
3. Get a long-range Bluetooth transmitter
Bluetooth after receiving due attention from users, its manufacturers began to improve it more and more. It started with standard 1 and is now at 5.2. Its improvement also lies in the range of its signal.
The latest Bluetooth protocol can theoretically reach 200 meters but with visual contact. Usually at 15 meters the breaks in the signal start and this also depends on the environmental conditions.
If one of the two devices uses a lower standard then the communication is of lower quality and to achieve their connection at a greater distance change it with the lower standard. There are many devices on the market with the latest Bluetooth technology for long distance transmission.
Especially the external Bluetooth adapters reach a distance that can not be traveled by the built-in Bluetooth transmitter of your computer.
4. Visualize your devices
As mentioned above, eye contact plays a big role in Bluetooth. If you can, along with buying an external bluetooth adapter that is usually connected to a usb port, also buy a usb extension, so that you can place the adapter not behind a desktop computer but somewhere high up, with visual contact, then things will be very better.
After all, a usb extension cable costs almost nothing.
Why is the Bluetooth range so small?
Bluetooth started and remains a technology for low speed packet exchange over short distances. The profit; The low power consumption so that it can enter and operate continuously in small devices that have a small capacity battery, such as for example your wireless headphones, hands free, etc.
So the power of Bluetooth is much lower than wiFi, but also its power consumption, although both use the same frequency of 2,4 GHz. With all these limitations, the operating distance of Bluetooth is quite small.
How many devices can connect up to one Bluetooth?
The number of devices that can be connected to a Bluetooth varies depending on the version. The latest Bluetooth versions 4.1 and 5 can allow you to connect up to 7 different devices. But it can only use one device at a time.