One user wrote:
> So my laptop has a 3.5 mm jack input but it lacks Bluetooth. I’ve been > searching high and low for a simple wireless adapter for my laptop. I went to > my local store and bought a USB wireless adapter. It was plug and play > and I had no problems.
Unfortunately, users have been having issues trying to connect to their Bluetooth devices after installing a USB wireless adapter.
- The Wireless adapter for Laptop is a plug-and-play device, so it doesn’t require any additional software to be installed.
- To fix the issue, try updating your drivers or reverting the changes made by third-party software.
Replace your adapter
- Disconnect the adapter from your laptop
Unplug any Ethernet Connections on your Laptop
- Check if you are using a 10/100/1000Mbps or Gigabit Network Interface Card
Restart the System
- Try restarting your router, modem, and computer.
- Unplug and Plug back in
If after restarting the router, modem, and computer, the issue persists, then power off the router, modem, and computer.
- Wait for a few minutes, and plug them back in.
- In case the wireless adapter is disabled, you can try restarting Windows via the Start button.
- Check if that solves the problem.
- Check IRQ Settings
IRQ stands for interrupt request line, which is the assigned cable between the device and the operating system.
- Check if IRQ (Interrupt Request) is set to Auto.
- If it is, you can try changing it to Manual and check if the problem persists.
- Check on the Device Manager
The Device Manager will show you all the devices connected to your system, including wireless adapters.
- Right-click on the Device Manager app and select Scan for hardware changes from the context menu.
Install the drivers
- Install the drivers for the wireless card.
- You can search the web for the drivers for your wireless card, or go to the wireless card manufacturer’s website and download it.
- Plug the wireless device into the laptop.
- If the wireless device has a switch, turn it on.
- If the wireless device has a button, press it.
Roll back the BIOS
- Shut down your computer.
- Disconnect the computer from the power cord.
- Press and hold the Power button to turn the computer over.
- Release the Power button when the computer beeps.
- Press the F2 or Delete key to access the BIOS setup.
- Select the “Save & Exit” option.
- Restart the computer.
Perform a clean boot
- Press Windows Key + S and enter msconfig. Now select the first result from the list.
- When System Configuration window opens, go to the Startup tab. Now click on Open Task Manager.
- When Task Manager opens, go to the Startup section. Now find Spotify and right-click it. Select Disable from the menu.
- After doing that, click on Apply and OK to save changes.
- After doing that, try updating Spotify again.
- Perform a System Restore
Press Windows Key + S and enter system restore. Select the first result from the list.
- When System Restore window opens, select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option. Now click Next.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.