How to Add Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to a Windows 10 Laptop

In this post, you will see the steps to find out if your Windows 10 laptop has Bluetooth or not or Wi-Fi or not.

You will also see the steps to add Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to your Windows 10 laptop. Let’s get started.

How Can I Tell If My Windows 10 Laptop has Bluetooth?

Open Device Manager.

You can see that the categories are listed in alphabetical order by default.

Search for the category “Bluetooth.”

If you can’t find it, expand the “Network adapters” category and search for the “Bluetooth” entry.

If you see the category or the entry “Bluetooth,” then your laptop has Bluetooth. Otherwise, this means that your Windows 10 laptop does not have Bluetooth.

How to Add Bluetooth to a Windows 10 Laptop

​Grab the desired Bluetooth Adapter.

Now connect it to the USB port of the laptop.

Windows 10 will automatically install drivers for the adapter. If not, install the software from the CD that comes with the adapter.

That’s it. Your laptop now has Bluetooth.

Go to the Windows 10 notification area and you will see a “Bluetooth” icon.

Right-click on it.

In the context menu, select the “Add a Bluetooth Device” option for pairing.

How Do I Know If My Windows 10 Laptop has Wi-Fi?

Open Device Manager.

Search and expand the category “Network adapters.”

Search the entries in the Network adapters category for the following words: Wireless, Wi-Fi.

If you see one of these two words, your laptop has Wi-Fi. Otherwise, your Windows 10 laptop does not have Wi-Fi.

How to Add Wi-Fi to your Windows 10 Laptop

Grab the desired USB Wi-Fi Adapter.

Connect it to the USB port of your laptop.

Windows 10 installs drivers for the adapter. If not, install the software on the CD that comes with the adapter.

That’s it. Your laptop now has Wi-Fi.

Click the “Network” icon in the notification area of your Windows 10 laptop.

Find your Wi-Fi network and connect to it.

Note: In addition to connecting to your Wi-Fi network, you can now also set up a Wi-Fi hotspot to share your laptop’s Internet connection with other devices.

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