How activate bluetooth in inspiron 1525

maaheno - Aug 27, 2009 at 04:35 PM
 Krinyo - Nov 15, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Excuse me , my English language is poor.
My laptop model is:
Inspiron 1525 and the Bluetooth not work.
When I install it's driver show this message box:
Activate Bluetooth using fn+f2 or radio on/off switch.
Radio switch is on but this message shown again.
How activate the Bluetooth?

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Hi buddies,

It look hard to do but it isn't. If you do what I say you'll solve your problems with bluetooth at Inspiron 1525 runing Windows 7 easily. It probably will solve your problem in Windows XP.

a. Download the driver at
- 1. Go to
- 2. Click on the link "Drivers & Downloads" in the end of the site.
- 3. Select your model ("Laptops", "Inspiron Laptop", "1525") and confirm it.
- 4. Click on Network.
- 5. Download the "Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR)"
- 6. Save the file "R140135.exe".

b. Install the driver:
- 1. Execute the file "R140135.exe".
- 2. Open the folder "C:\dell\drivers\R140135\3100_216".
- 3. Execute the file "Setup.exe".
- 4. When the driver ask you to active your Bluetooth antena, click in "Cancel.
- 5. Open the folder "C:\dell\drivers\R140135\3100_216\Win32"
- 6. Execute the file "Inst.exe".
- 7. Click in "Next" button to begin the installation.

Note: When the software ask you to active the Bluetooth DO NOT CANCEL.

- 8. Open the folder "C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software"
- 9. Execute the file "BTTray.exe". The icon will appear in the system tray (next the clock).
- 10. Click with the right button in Bluetooth icon and turn it on.
- 11. The installation will continue automatically.
- 12. Click in "OK" button to finish

That is how I solve my problem with my Dell Inspiron 1525 runing Windows 7. It's working perfectly.

I hope it help you guys.
Please, I've followed all these messages but the System tray icon won't show up. Thanks. Would you email me at with the solution. Thanks
the fn key shifts at times. so instead of switchin d wireless switch using fn+f2 u use shift key +f2. I hope it works. bye. Eastwind from Nigeria
This working under Windows 8 too! Thanx!
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Aug 28, 2009 at 09:10 AM
hi there,

you need to press the FN key and F2 key at the same time

to activate it

or use switch on the laptop on right hand side

or double click on bluetooth icon on taskbar

Verediano, I have tried it, but when I try to open bbtray.exe the icon wont appear.
Can you help me please? :S
tanks for yur answer
not only the windows xp but also vista and 7
not recognize my bluetooth device
my laptop active the bluetooth with switch buttom
but this buttom only active the wireless

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tank from Verediano for answer to my problem.
but I am use windwos xp sp3 in my laptop.
if you have solution for this OS please help me.
tanks alot
how to switch on radio or bluetooth please reply me by the simple way meediately thenks dell inspiron 1525 is the model number of my laptop please give the answer by santhose ...............
Thx works with no problem for inspiron 1420 running windows 7 ultimate, thumb ups!!