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WiFi but no Bluetooth on Intel 8260 Wireless card

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I recently salvaged a Intel 8260 Wireless card from an old laptop. Since my motherboard, an Asrock B550M Steel Legend, has a dedicated slot for an M.2 Wi-Fi card I installed it. After booting, Windows 11 found the intel wireless drivers just fine and I can connect to Wi-Fi no problem. However, despite this card supposedly having integrated Bluetooth (according to Intel) I cannot get Bluetooth to detect. There are no Bluetooth devices showing in device manager and when I run the troubleshooter in Windows settings all it says is "This device doesn't support Bluetooth". I have tried manually installing the intel Bluetooth drivers but it still won't detect. Not really sure what else to try. Any ideas?

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Try reseating it, typically those cards talk PCIe for WLAN and USB for BT, if the USB side isn't connecting properly you could have only one working.

 

Or the mobo only works with specific cards, had that issue with one, tried upgrading the stock WiFi card and it outright refused to POST with the replacement. 

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You can try reseating as previously mentioned and cleaning the contacts on the card itself. There's also a bios setting BT ON/Off that should be on your motherboard. There you could try to force the bluetooth to be enabled and see if that fixes your issue

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42 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

Try reseating it, typically those cards talk PCIe for WLAN and USB for BT, if the USB side isn't connecting properly you could have only one working.

 

Or the mobo only works with specific cards, had that issue with one, tried upgrading the stock WiFi card and it outright refused to POST with the replacement. 

 

28 minutes ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

You can try reseating as previously mentioned and cleaning the contacts on the card itself. There's also a bios setting BT ON/Off that should be on your motherboard. There you could try to force the bluetooth to be enabled and see if that fixes your issue

 

 

I can't believe this worked but reseating it seems to have fixed the problem. We'll see if it stays. Thanks!

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