Add bluetooth to HP desktop


#1

How do I add bluetooth to my HP desktop PC? Want to use Verizon hot spot as internet access. TIA


#2

You can take a look at this.


#3

I can’t find ‘on’ under add bluetooth and other devices.
PC doesn’t have bluetooth…was told earlier to buy and add a bluetooth dongle, which I did…was no help at all. Isn’t it just an enhancer or not?
Am beyond frustrated at this time!
Thanks.


#4

If you want to connect to Verizon hotspot for internet access, why would you need a bluetooth dongle? Sounds like you may need a wifi dongle for your PC instead which is a totally different thing.


#5

I think you should read my question again carefully and understand that I want to be able to use my HP desktop PC via my Verizon hot spot to connect to the internet. I was told by a tech from the place I bought it to add the dongle. According to HP the desktop has to have Mirrorcast also.
Thanks for the effort.


#6

Every hotpot function I’ve used from Verizon or anyone else, using either cell phones or dedicated hot spot devices, used Wi-Fi not Bluetooth which makes sense since Bluetooth has a lot less range and speed than Wi-Fi.

What device are you using for the hotspot?


#7

It looks like the Delphi model hotspot, for example, from Verizon supports some type of bluetooth from reading the support page. However, I agree with @Paul_Hutchinson above and think Wi-Fi would be better.

Does Windows device manager see the bluetooth dongle?


#8

You do NOT want Bluetooth for this. That’s the worst possible choice.

You should pick up an inexpensive 802.11G or N WiFi adapter.

For example:


#9

Thank you! I noticed the issue after carefully reading the OP’s question the first time though they think otherwise. Hopefully, the OP is confused and not just being a jerk.


#10

Well bless! I do have a wifi adapter.
Guess my real problem is I’m not a geek and really don’t know enough about how all this stuff works to figure it out.
Thanks for your help.


#11

The OP is a 79 year old lady learning on her own since about 1990. :kissing_heart:


#12

If you’re running Windows 7, 8, or 10, just look for the WiFi icon down near the clock at the bottom-right corner of the screen., (This spot is called the “tray.”)

Click on that, and you’ll get a list of nearby WiFi networks. From there, you can choose your hotspot’s network, and you’re good to go.


#13

Sorry people but none of your solutions worked.
I found a video on YouTube that showed me how to get into device manager/services to find the WLAN auto configuration and turned it on.
Now I can’t setup the wifi connection because I am not familiar with the phraseology, etc. Can anyone help with this?
Thanks.


#14

FYI…I still can’t connect the Verizon Hot Spot to my HP desktop PC.
I added a bluetooth dongle and still can’t connect.

My biggest question now is, do I have to be connected to the internet in order to use the windows 10? There is no help available without being connected.
Thanks.