Bluetooth with Dell Vostro V13 and Windows 10

I recently upgraded my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro and noticed that Bluetooth was now longer available.

No Bluetooth (or unknown) items were listed in Device Manager and installing the Windows 7 Bluetooth drivers (provided by Dell) didn’t help.

Knowing that Dell will probably never release new drivers for such an old laptop (late 2009) I decided to source my drivers from a competitor… Lenovo.

They use the same Broadcom chipset as the Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module.

So, if you have the same problem then simply download and install the drivers from the following link.

My Wi-Fi kept cutting out after the install (when streaming music to my Nokia MD-12), but a quick restart seemed to resolve that.

4 Replies to “Bluetooth with Dell Vostro V13 and Windows 10”

    1. Sorry to hear this.

      A few months later I upgraded the laptop’s Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card to allow me to use newer devices (wireless keyboard and mouse). Maybe this would be an option for you too?

      You’ll be able to connect to Bluetooth 4.0 devices and also benefit from a better Wi-Fi adapter.

      I’ve since upgraded to a Dell XPS 13.

  1. Hi Alex,

    thank you very much for your solution. It worked successfully on my dell vostro v13. I’ve installed the dell bluetooth module 365.
    Have fun with your new XPS 13! 😉

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