Adding Bluetooth to windows 10;Inspirion N4010


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I am not sure if this a Dell issue. Currently, I am running W10 version 1607; Anniversary version and it is operating well so far.
I noticed while going thru the device manager that the Bluetooth drivers etc are missing. I would like to add these drivers however, I have read on Dell site that W10 anniversary updates are not available for this system. does anyone know of a work around or other options. I have seen driver's from another site but always a bit cautious downloading. Any thoughts anyone. Best wishes.
 
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Does it have a built in Bluetooth device? What is the make and model of the Bluetooth? Is is part of the Wifi device?
 
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Hi Tim, Thanks for your reply. Well I guess should have looked at if hardware was actually installed before I posted this question. Looking at the device manager under Network adapters I do not see any Bluetooth devices installed. I have Qualcomm Atheros AR 8152 PCI-E fast Ethernet and Broadcom DW WLAN card only. I know that i can look at USB Bluetooth. Thanks
 
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My Lenovo laptop has Bluetooth integrated into the Intel WiFi device and I wondered if your Dell would have the same arrangement.


It would be worth looking up those devices.
 
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My Lenovo laptop has Bluetooth integrated into the Intel WiFi device and I wondered if your Dell would have the same arrangement.


It would be worth looking up those devices.

thanks. I am looking at the Broadcom DW1501wireless N WLAN half mini card; under advanced description it has indicated "Bluetooth Collaboration" is that possibly the detail I need to reference?
 
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Hi Guys, Thanks for your feedback i really appreciate it. Dell responded indicating that for this particular system W10 is not supported at least, for drivers and most other features. I have owned several Dell laptops and desktops for years but their support or lack of support is shocking. they indicated to search out the internet for a work around.Take care and thanks
 
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Well the driver for dell are supplied by the actual maker of the card. Now sometimes the drivers are modified by the OEM. I would look on Broadcom's web site
 
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Well the driver for dell are supplied by the actual maker of the card. Now sometimes the drivers are modified by the OEM. I would look on Broadcom's web site

Good Morning Jake B, Thanks. I was on the Broadcom site and did see the drivers for this card DW1501wireless N WLAN half mini, however, it is for W7 and I upgraded from W7 to my existing W10. I have not tried it out as yet I am uncertain if it is adaptable. Grizzly suggested the same driver.
 
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Well if it doesn't work Amazon has Intel cards for cheap and they are usually easy to install. Just remember to attach the antenna back. They are like $ 25.00. I did that with an Acer i had in the past.
 
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Well if it doesn't work Amazon has Intel cards for cheap and they are usually easy to install. Just remember to attach the antenna back. They are like $ 25.00. I did that with an Acer i had in the past.
Thanks, i'll look at that on Amazon and I am sure someone on you tube has posted a installation. thanks again
 

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