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Windows 7: Some devices are usinf Wifi instead of bluetooth

15 Jun 2013   #1
netadict

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Some devices are usinf Wifi instead of bluetooth

I have seen a few printers that have USB and Wifi connections, I have also seen a small point and shoot digital camera that transfered it's pictures via wifi instead of bluetooth. Is bluetooth being phased out? Does this mean bluetooth is dieing? I know that wifi has a higher data transfer rate so it's more convenient but I can't imaging a wifi mouse or a wifi earphone.


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16 Jun 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Bluetooth isn't dying, but is becoming something more integrated. Some speculate that cars will use it instead of internal cabling (bad idea if you ask me).
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But wifi is better for some applications, as it allows the device to get inside a network and communicate with any device inside that network (so it's why wifi is pretty prevalent in printers along the Ethernet interface), while bluetooth is usually used for a temporary very-short-range connection between two devices. So you get bluetooth operated smart locks, sensors and other stuff that would make no sense to put on Wifi.

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I can't imaging a wifi mouse or a wifi earphone
Why not? They are just different data transfer protocols over radio waves.
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