Driver for Bluetooth at Dell Inspiron 1525

 Justin -

I would like to install driver for Bluetooth for my Dell notebook model no. Inspiron 1525. I am using Window XP operating system.

Would appreciate any help!
System Configuration: Windows XP Internet Explorer 6.0

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It look hard to do but it isn't. If you do what I say you'll be able to solve your problems with Bluetooth in the Inspiron 1525 laptop.

A. Download the driver at

- 1. Go to Dell Site
- 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
- 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.

I hope it help you!
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where is network option in the site page????better try the site .. we have network option there. try it guys it will work..
hi! pls help... when downloading drivers for dell inspiron 1525, with windows XP as the os, the file for bluetooth under "networks" is R161378. But on running this, it still asks me to press fn+f2 to activate the bluetooth. However, nothing happens on pressing Fn & F2 :-(
Pls help me. I want to know how to solve this problem for bluetooth on dell inspiron 1525 with windows XP...
it worked! kudos! thanks much!
Ok, Guys this works!!! Thanks to the great person who posted this. Let me add a few bits.Firstly the link he has provided will not give the file R140135.exe.It gives R161378. I don't know if this works as I googled for R140135 and downloaded that file which is easily available if you type on google . Next just follow the instructions but somewhere it will say bluetooth device found ,press ok to activate.Select OK but I got bluetooth not found after I pressed ok.Weird it seemed so I just pressed cancel.Then the installation finished. After that I just followed the instructions i.e. find BTtray.exe and after clicking it started installing the drivers.I then realised the bluetooth device not found was because the drivers were not installed before.
Its working. Thanks a lot..