WiFi and Bluetooth are the premiere wireless technologies that all of us use on a daily basis. However, despite multiple generations and a lot of work put in to make these connections reliable, they still run into issues from time to time that cause reliability issues.
In this article, we’re talking about the Intel Wireless Bluetooth error code 54, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.
What causes Intel Wireless Bluetooth error code 54?
This is a general connectivity issue that can be caused by a number of factors including but not limited to the following:
- Corrupt or outdated drivers
- Windows update issues
- Hardware flaws with the wireless Bluetooth module
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How to fix Intel Wireless Bluetooth error code 54?
Here are four fixes you can try out.
Force restart your PC
Since regular restarting might repeat the issue you’re already experiencing, the best way to get out of this rut is to press and hold down the power button for around 15-20 seconds until your computer shuts down. Then wait a couple of minutes before restarting your computer and the error should be resolved.
Check your drivers
Your Bluetooth adaptor’s drivers could also be causing connectivity issues. Try connecting to the internet using either an ethernet connection or any other alternative and follow these steps to get your drivers in place.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R, type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
Step 2: Double-click Bluetooth to expand it and right-click your Bluetooth adaptor, depending upon what you need to fix. Click on Update driver.
Step 3: Select Search automatically for drivers, and Windows will find and install any available updates.
Now restart your PC and try again.
Disable adaptor power management settings
The Device Manager lets you control individual settings for all the different components on your PC, including any wireless adaptors. Check to make sure that Windows isn’t interfering with the device’s power settings. Incorrect or inconsistent power to your Bluetooth adaptor can also cause this error.
Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.
Step 2: Find your Bluetooth adaptor and double-click it to open its properties.
Step 3: Head over to the Power Management tab and uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option.
Reset your network settings
You can also try resetting the network settings on your PC, This should reset your entire network stack and help the data go through.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + I to open Windows Settings. Click on Update and Security.
Step 2: Scroll down to find the Network reset option. Click on it to reset your PC’s network stack.
Once the reset is complete, restart your PC and try again.
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