How to Identify a Bluetooth Dongle

Written by stephen lilley
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A Bluetooth Dongle is a small USB device that is used to add Bluetooth networking support to a laptop or desktop computer. This device resembles a standard USB flash drive in shape and size and is inserted directly into one of your computer's USB ports. If you want to identify your Bluetooth Dongle, which will give you the model number, driver version and more information, you can use the Windows Device Manager.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert your USB Bluetooth Dongle into a USB port on your computer.

  2. 2

    Click "Start."

  3. 3

    Click "Control Panel."

  4. 4

    Click "System."

  5. 5

    Click "Device Manager."

  6. 6

    Scroll down to "Universal Serial Bus Controllers." This section of the Device Manager will show you a listing of all devices currently connected to your computer via USB.

  7. 7

    Right-click the listing for your USB Bluetooth Dongle.

  8. 8

    Click "Properties." The screen that opens will identify your Bluetooth Dongle and give you any information you require about the specifics of the device.

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