Can I connect to a server over Bluetooth?

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I have a laptop that has Bluetooth and wifi. My server also has Bluetooth. Can I connect to the server using Bluetooth? Is it more secure than over wifi? Will I be able to open a telnet or mstsc session over Bluetooth or just transfer files?
ASKED: August 12, 2010  7:55 PM
UPDATED: August 14, 2010  2:49 AM

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You would need to setup something to listen on the bluetooth connection for a request. By default pretty much nothing will do this.

Is it more secure than your WiFi? If your WiFi is setup correctly then no, probably not. It will be much slower than your WiFi, and only have a range of about 3 meters.

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  • Matt Mather
    Not too sure why you would need to but with such a limited range you may as well connect using wired Ethernet, miles faster!!
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  • Matt Mather
    meaning you have to be so close to it to use bluetooth you may as well go for something faster.
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  • mitrum
    Blutooth is not secure too..
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    [...] 4. Mr. Denny, Mattmather and Mitrum gave their insights on connecting to a server over Bluetooth. [...]
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