How to Turn on the Bluetooth on a Vostro

By Kenneth Coppens

Certain models of Dell Vostro computers come with Bluetooth technology capabilities. While your computer may be capable of Bluetooth connections, it could require an extra driver that doesn't come pre-installed on the computer. Fortunately, the Bluetooth driver is free and you can install it yourself. Once installed, the driver allows you to transfer files back and forth from other Bluetooth devices.

Download the Bluetooth driver directly from the Dell website found in the resources link. You must know the exact model of your computer, or have the service tag number, to get the correct driver.

Open the downloaded file once the download completes. A wizard pops up to guide you through the installation process. Follow the on-screen directions to install the Bluetooth driver. Once complete, a Bluetooth icon appears in the system tray on the lower right corner of your screen.

Right-click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray and click "Start Using Bluetooth." You may be prompted to configure settings for the Bluetooth driver depending on your computer model. A series of on-screen instructions guides you through the process.