How to saturate a network of Bluetooth devices

At the beginning of the 21st century I started to hear about Bluetooth. I didn’t know back then I would end up to saturate its band with my home devices. Here is the configuration I have at home:

Bluetooth connections

The devices I use are the following:

  • Nokia BH-109: Bluetooth headset which can connect two devices at the same time (in my case laptop and mobile phone)
  • Sony HWS-BTA2W: Bluetooth audio transmitter/receiver, to connect the laptop to my home Hi-Fi stereo and listen to the music played by my laptop directly on my stereo
  • Nokia E51: my mobile phone connected via Bluetooth to my laptop in order to read and write SMS through Nokia Suite, and via WLAN for accessing the Internet (tethering from my laptop)
  • ASUS UL30: my (gorgeous) laptop
  • Pioneer XC-IS21T: my stereo
  • Logitech V470: my Bluetooth Mouse

As you can see from the picture the wireless connections are quite a few, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (WLAN) and 3,5G connections, according to the following patterns:

– Mouse to computer (Bluetooth)

– Computer to mobile phone (Bluetooth for the Nokia Suite and WLAN to access the Internet)

– Computer to stereo (Bluetooth, to listen to mp3 from my computer to my Hi-Fi system)

– Computer to hands-free headset (Bluetooth)

– Mobile phone to hands-free headset (Bluetooth, to use with Skype)

– Mobile phone to Internet (3,5 G)

Once I connect the hands-free headset to my laptop, the biggest problem is that the mouse works for a few seconds and it then dies. Alternatively, it starts to respond very slow to movements. So there is no other way than switching it off when I use the hands-free headset and use the touchpad. That’s not what I call usability (and I hate touchpads), but maybe nobody thought back in 2000 that one could use so many connections at the same time?

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