Bluetooth connectivity is widespread among mobile devices and laptops. However, you may have a PC or computer without this type of wireless connection. Here we explain the quick and economical ways to add this functionality.
If it turns out that you’re PC or laptop lacks built-in Bluetooth connectivity, you should know that there are several easy and inexpensive ways to add it and get it up and running. We show you below, what to use and how to connect these devices through Bluetooth.
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How to know if my PC has Bluetooth
First of all, let’s check if your computer has the ability to communicate via Bluetooth with other devices. To do this, you must type the word ‘Bluetooth’ in the Windows 10 search engine and the system will show you ‘Bluetooth and other devices’.
If your device supports this connection, you will see a list of devices located in this section, as well as the possibility of doing a search to locate new nearby devices that are in the radius of action.
How to add Bluetooth to your computer
Adding Bluetooth functionality to your PC is a quick and simple task. The investment of money is minimal thanks to the proliferation of USB or pen drive keys that provide this functionality.
In fact, just buy a Bluetooth adapter, which is connected to the PC or laptop through a compatible USB port. Depending on the version of Windows you have, the device will be detected and the respective driver or driver will be installed.
If you discover that you do not have enough free USB ports, then you will have to also acquire a hub or USB hub to solve the problem, another tremendously inexpensive accessory that will expand the connection possibilities.
Once you have the hub, you can connect directly to the USB port of your PC for what will start its installation process. The dongle will also include instructions for its installation and some other software program.
Make sure to manually search for updated drivers before you start using it.
How to update the drivers of your USB hub
Press the Start button located in the lower left and look for the ‘Device Manager’. Open it and find your hub or dongle. You will find it in the section of ‘Universal Bus Series Controllers’ as can be seen in the image.