Bluetooth technology was named after the 10th century Viking king, Harold Blatand (Bluetooth), who played a major role in uniting Denmark and Norway. The name points to the potential available for uniting different devices and allowing them to communicate. The Bluetooth chip can be used, for example, with a computer and a cell phone [source: BBC], without getting tangled up in wires or cables [source: Bluetooth]. We will now show you how to connect your computer to the Internet using Bluetooth.

  1. Install a Bluetooth adapter on your computer. This usually involves plugging the adapter into a USB port.
  2. Turn on the phone and follow the user-manual instructions to make it visible to your computer.

You must have Bluetooth software installed on your computer (not just the Bluetooth adapter) before continuing. If you already have Bluetooth on your computer, you can skip these steps. Here's how to install Bluetooth on your computer:

  1. Press Start on your keyboard.
  2. Click on Control Panel
  3. Click on Bluetooth Devices and follow the instructions that you will see there.

After installing Bluetooth technology, continue thus:

  1. Press Start on your keyboard.
  2. Click on Control Panel
  3. Click on Hardware and Sound
  4. Click on Bluetooth Devices
  5. Click on Add and then follow the instructions that you will see [source: Microsoft].

Here's how to connect to the Internet with your newly installed Bluetooth:

  1. Press Start on your keyboard.
  2. Click on Control Panel
  3. Click on Network and Internet
  4. Click on Network Sharing Center
  5. Click on Set up a connection or network
  6. Click on Connect to the Internet
  7. Click on Set up a new connection.
  8. Select No, create a new connection if a dialogue box opens asking if you want to use an existing connection.
  9. Choose Dial-up when you are asked how you want to connect, and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  10. Enter your phone number in the Dial-up phone number box, when you are asked to enter the information from your Internet service provider.

You will have to contact your cell phone service provider to get your identification and password information [source: Microsoft].

You can now connect to the Internet using Bluetooth.