Does the Latitude XT have built in bluetooth support?

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  1. davidd31415

    davidd31415 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I am running Windows 7 on the Latitude XT and even though there is a Bluetooth indicator on the device I am unable to find a Bluetooth device in the device manager.

    Does the XT include built in Bluetooth standard or is this an option?
     
  2. SimsHsia

    SimsHsia "I will do science to it" Senior Member

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    Hi davidd31415,

    Bluetooth is an available option and varies on the built to order configuration. It sounds like your XT doesn't have a Bluetooth module installed.
     
  3. BigVDawgy

    BigVDawgy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Bluetooth is an option but Windows 7 does not include the drivers for the bluetooth modules on XT and XT2 even if the hardware is installed.

    I am running Windows 7 on my XT2 and have the same situation (I do have bluetooth hardware included). I am waiting on Dell to release the Win7 Bluetooth driver, should be soon with Windows 7 official release coming up in October.

    You can verify you have the hardware by unscrewing the cap on the bottom of your laptop and physically checking the module. Location on XT2:
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latxt2/en/SM/td_bluetooth.htm
    If it's present and you must have bluetooth running in Win7 before Dell releases their drivers, I have seen others use the Vista drivers successfully.
     
  4. shmuelzon

    shmuelzon Scribbler - Standard Member

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    hey,
    you can just use the vista drivers for bluetooth.
    worked without a problem on my xt2.
    seeing how it's the same bluetooth module on both xt and xt2 it should work
     
  5. jhoff80

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    Um, on the XT, Windows Update did install the proper Bluetooth drivers automatically.
     
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