l cant activate my bluetooth on my laptop e4300. If I search in help it says to go into Bluetooth devices in control panel but that doesnt exist! Maybe I need to push a button or do something on my actual laptop to enable bluetooth?
If there's not a wireless switch on the front of the system, try FN - F2. Has the bluetooth ever worked, or is this the first time you're trying to use it? If it has never worked, are you sure you have bluetooth (it's not standard in most systems but rather an extra-cost add-on at purchase)?
I bought it, it shows up on my order and on the packing list that shipped with the machine, but I can't turn it on either. I have a Latitude e4300 that was shipped with 64bit only we had to reformat it to 32 bit because much of our software at work (this is a company machine) would not run on 64 bit. I have tried buttons, function keys, etc and I have had no luck. I'm going to download the driver for the Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module and try that, but any help that can be offered will be appreciated.
SOLVED: (Windows 7) To activate Bluetooth you must confirm that you have downloaded, installed, and are running the bluetooth application. You will know if you have installed it by looking on your harddrive for "C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe" Typically, if installed, it will be listed under your start > all programs > startup > (as) Bluetooth
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You must download and install the Bluetooth driver/application. With it installed, you will see an icon (lower tray) that allows you to enable or disable Bluetooth; as well as to add a device, or make yourself discoverable.
I just updated 2 E4300s myself. I, as yourself, noticed that there was no Bluetooth device in the device manager. But did believe that I had Bluetooth capability. So, I went to the download/drivers and loaded the Bluetooth application. The Bluetooth application does a few things:
1) Load the Bluetooth application which allows you to turn on/off Bluetooth (your original question.)
2) Allows you to add a device or be discoverable.
3) And now, when Bluetooth is enabled, you will see a Bluetooth device in the device manager. (If you disable Bluetooth via the application, you will NOT see a Bluetooth device in the device manager.)
Where I found it today: 1/3/2013
Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module Application: This package provides the Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module Application and is supported on Vostro Notebook and Latitude models that are running the following Windows Operating System: Windows 7.