Solved How to turn off bluetooth?

July 2, 2009 at 12:58:02
Specs: Windows XP, 2Gb

For some reason the bluetooth has started turning itself on at startup again even though I disabled it ages ago.
Problem is I can't remember where I disabled it.
I have tried all the usual-->Start-->CP-->Bluetooth config.
Tried right clicking on the icon in the tray but that doesn't give me any options.
Any ideas?

It's a built in bluetooth.
The WLAN doesn't have any options either.


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#1
July 2, 2009 at 13:06:26

Left-Click Start.
Right-click My Network Places.
Left-Click Properties.
Right-Click on the line that represents your Bluetooth adapter.
Left-Click Disable.

-- kptech


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#2
July 2, 2009 at 13:12:35

Exactly. The bluetooth adapter is not there. However, the bluetooth light is on on my computer.

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#3
July 2, 2009 at 16:29:39
✔ Best Answer

Did you try right-clicking on the icon in the system tray? According to Dell, this should produce a popup menu from which you can select Disable Bluetooth Radio.

If that doesn't work, you may have to access the System Setup (BIOS) menu to disable your Bluetooth device. To do this, restart your system and when the Dell logo is displayed, press the F2 key. If you wait too long, you’ll see the Windows logo. If this happens, wait for Windows to startup and try again.

Once you get to the System Setup (BIOS) menu, check Power management settings to see if there’s an option to disable Bluetooth on your system.

-- kptech


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#4
July 3, 2009 at 05:46:13

I don't want to turn it off ikn the BIOS as I occasionally need it and, in theiory, it should be easy to turn on/off in Windows.

I right click on the tray and am presented with a context meanu except stupidly it says enable bluetooth even though it's already enabled. I click that but it says: "Activate Bluetooth using Fn+F2 or Radio On/Off switch".
Unfortunately, when I press Fn+F2 that is linked to my WLAN and it just turns the WLAN off instead.


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#5
July 4, 2009 at 01:39:20

The icon miraculously started working again today and I could right click disable from the tray. Strange.

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#6
July 4, 2009 at 06:39:42

>>The icon miraculously started working again today and I could
right click disable from the tray. Strange<<
Your PC may be obsessed, who you gonna call? Ghost Busters!

Actually all kidding aside, I believe that some PC's have a mind
of their own and are real finnicky to say the least.
Just some humour, goodluck!

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#7
August 13, 2009 at 17:38:52

I just went through this on my Vostro 1510 running Vista 32bit
with a Dell Wireless 360 bluetooth card. To get the "Turn
Bluetooth Adapter Off" options to appear on the bluetooth
taskbar icon's right-click menu, I disabled wifi control for the
switch/fn-f2 in Dell Quickset, and then rebooted. Actually I may
have uninstalled the driver for the radio at the same time, i don't
remember if that was the same reboot or not. Hopefully I'll find
this thread again a year from now when I have to do this again....

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