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How to turn on bluetooth 4.0 on R2

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Heihachi88, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Heihachi88

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    Hello, everyone. I just reinstalled windows and tried to turn on bluetooth but didn't found it in device manager and BIOS... What to do? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Make sure you have the blutooth driver installed from Dell Drivers & Downloads - can often be overlooked.
     
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    When i install it - it says Switch to bluetooth on wireless... :\
     
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    its a wireless+bluetooth combo card
     
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    How can i switch? Via BIOS? i saw there's an option.. BT + WLAN, BT, WLAN. That's it?
     
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    there is an option in the bios for sure (should be enabled by default, at least it was with my m18x) and you have an on/off switch with the media control between the eject dvd and the command center button
     
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    Strange thing - i pressed on media panel to turn off wifi but it still uses it :D maybe conflict between killer wireless and with a dell one?

    EDIT. Now wireless button works - turns off and on my wifi connection, but what the hell with bluetooth -_-
     
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    if the wi-fi is working the bluetooth should be working too
     
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    I don't see any bluetooth devices in device manager...
     
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    Did your bluetooth work before reinstall?

    I'm pretty sure the Killer card doesn't have bluetooth, they would need another bluetooth module. Someone correct me if I'm wrong
     
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    Not true. Killer 1103 does not have bluetooth.

    It is prolly switched off. In BIOS set the "wireless switch" button to work with bluetooth only. In this way your WLAN card will be on all the time and you will be able to switch bluetooth on and off.

    ^ Do that, then boot into windows, then press the button switching the bluetooth on, and THEN check then device manager.
     
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    4 screws - remove the base panel and you will see the card there. You will soon be able to tell which one you have!

    [​IMG]
     
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    When i received it - i immediately took it apart. Yes, there was killer 1103. But on my M17x R3 i replaced intel card with Killer 1103 but still had a bluetooth..
     
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    I am afraid is going to be a little more difficult the bluetooth module should be behind the left speaker he need to remove the palmrest to see it

    if the company who sell the machine to him upgrade to wireless killer he don't have bluetooth :(

    best way to know is looking at the original specs on dell website with the service tag
     
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    They can't say that even if i provide a Service code.
     
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