How to Make a WiFi Adapter Work With Bluetooth

By Stephen Lilley

Making a Wi-Fi adapter and a Bluetooth adapter work together and communicate with one another involves bridging the two connections. Creating a network bridge can allow you to share your wireless Internet connection over a Bluetooth connection, enabling devices that are Bluetooth compatible but not Wi-Fi compatible to access the Web.

Step 1

Click one time on the "Windows Logo" button in the lower left corner of your desktop.

Step 2

Click "Control Panel."

Step 3

Click "Network and Sharing Center."

Step 4

Click "Manage Network Connections."

Step 5

Highlight the icon that represents your computer's Bluetooth adapter and the icon that represents you computer's Wi-Fi adapter using your mouse cursor. Right-click on either of these two highlighted icons and click "Bridge Connections" to allow your Wi-Fi adapter to work with your Bluetooth adapter.