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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 bluetooth doesn't work. Any ideas?

JCrot1
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Hey guys, I have a Gigabyte wireless 802.11AC Intel Dual Band 8265 + Bluetooth and the wifi connection works great but for some reason I can't seem to get bluetooth to work. I've already downloaded all the drivers online but nothing shows up for bluetooth in my device manager. Thanks.

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AlHill
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Is your system a laptop? What model and manufacturer?

Did you install the 8265 yourself?

Doc

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JCrot1
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Hey Al, sorry I should have clarified. It's a desktop that I built with some friends. We did in fact install everything our self.

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idata
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Hello JCrotti,

 

 

We will be glad to help you. As we understand, you bought a new Gigabyte wireless adapter based on the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 and the system is not recognizing the Bluetooth component. Please consider the following about this:

 

 

- If the adapter you bought is a PCIe add-in-card for Desktops, it is important to know that the PCIe slot is used for WiFi, and Bluetooth uses USB. If this is the case, Gigabyte probably included a USB cable that can connect your adapter to a USB header in the Desktop's motherboard.

 

 

- The Bluetooth component requires the Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® driver, and WiFi needs the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers; make sure both are installed:

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=8265

 

 

- The Bluetooth adapter is found in Device manager - Bluetooth, normally shows as Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R).

 

 

Please keep in mind that since this is a Gigabyte adapter, the main source for assistance should be Gigabyte Support.

 

 

Regards,

 

Jonathan B.
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