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Inspiron 1545 bluetooth

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It's been a year now and I'm trying to install the bluetooth driver on XP but I failed, I just want a correct and assured information

does inspiron 1545 has bluetooth driver or not, the guys says that the wireless card supports bluetooth?

if it has bluetooth, how can I install it on windows XP, I'v surfed the net for a year, a whole year tried everything but the result is zero.

when I start to think it doesn't have bluetooth, i see the guide and other people saying that they could install bluetooth on their inspiron 1545.

how can I make sure whether it has a bluetooth driver or not ?

 

thank you in advance

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  • Correct.  If you have Intel video, the card is easily installed - if you have ATI video, it's much more difficult (requires removing the mainboard):

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1545/en/SM/minicard.htm#wp1180188

    The card is this one:

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=430-3313&cs=04&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=27722&lid=628335

    It may be easier to use a USB (external) adapter - these are now so small they can often be left connected all the time:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320057&cm_re=USB_bluetooth-_-33-320-057-_-Product

     

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  • Bluetooth would not have been standard on the system - did you order the extra-cost option?

  • would you explain it more please, why it wouldn't have been started and what is the exstra cost option ?

    really sorry for inconvenience  ?

  • When you ordered the system, did you choose the Bluetooth option  -- it cost extra.  It was NOT included with the basic 1545 system.

    Did you purchase the option?
    If so, it will appear on your invoice.

     

  • no actually I didn't order that, I didn't even know, I bought it from a local merchant and i didn't choose anything, so if I don't order extra-cost option I get No BLUETOOTH, is that it ?

  • Correct.  If you have Intel video, the card is easily installed - if you have ATI video, it's much more difficult (requires removing the mainboard):

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1545/en/SM/minicard.htm#wp1180188

    The card is this one:

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=430-3313&cs=04&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=27722&lid=628335

    It may be easier to use a USB (external) adapter - these are now so small they can often be left connected all the time:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320057&cm_re=USB_bluetooth-_-33-320-057-_-Product

     

  • Thank you, couldn't have any better answer.

    just one more question, what's your computer model.