Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 12:04 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
After the first windows 8 installation and bootcamp, the bluetooth worked well and I can use scrolling of magic mouse. Then I restored NVRAM by option+command+r+p for other reasons, the bluetooth problems happened. Maybe there are some options changed about bluetooth.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to Marcelo NS)
I managed to install Bluetooth Stack (8.0, 32bit) on my MBP 15" (first with Thunderbolt), but I never managed to make bluetooth audio GET OUT trough audio device on windows
It connects, pairs, and then say something about audio and won't play
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 6:06 AM (in response to Yucleto)
I tried the third option above. The first time I tried with the software Bluetooth_Atheros_126.96.36.199_W7x64_A.zip, I couldn't boot Windows. System restore rescued my installation to an earlier point. I then tried the file you recommended: Bluetooth_Broadcom_188.8.131.520_W7x86W7x64_A.zip. However, when running the Setup, it complains that no Bluetooth device is detected. Any solutions?
I am running Windows 7 on MBA mid-2011.
Thanks in advance!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 2:06 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
How to use it on Windows 8? The Atheros file doesn't work
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 2:18 AM (in response to Yucleto)
Do you know for Win8? I have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 now (build 9200 RTM). This doesn't work now. Any ideas?
You should use this one (from Acer Aspire 5740) works great, no need to pay/reinstall, complete functionallity, great audio !!!
Just execute Setup.exe no need to reboot and you are done !!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 2:27 AM (in response to pratnala)
Same issue here. Bluetooth suddenly stopped working on Windows 8 on a MacBook Air (Mid-summer 2012) and these solutions don't seem to work. Any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 2:46 AM (in response to angeliti)
***Suddenly stopped working?***
It worked before? It has never worked for me. **** I can't transfer even one file to my phone if I'm in Windows. I have to restart to OS X for that.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
win7 32bit MBA mid2011. A2DP can't work. anyone here can help me? I have tested option 3, but the sound is so poor. it's more like phone instead of A2DP.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 3:56 AM (in response to Marcelo NS)
For Bluetooth functionality in Windows 8, I tried the same Acer Aspire 4830 TG drivers suggested by the OP, but I used the Windows 8 drivers. And, everything worked!
1. Go to this site:http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?modelId=3636
2. Select OS as Windows 8
3. Download the Atheros Bluetooth driver
4. Unzip and run Bluetooth_Suite.EXE
5. Let it finish and then restart
P.S. I'm using Windows 8 Pro on a MacBook Pro 9,1 Mid 2012 15 inch Non-retina model
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to pratnala)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 3:42 AM (in response to Jack.)
I would suggest for Windows 7, use the solution provided in the original post. Solution #3
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to pratnala)
Alright, thank you for the tip!
There is only one problem. The download link is not working anymore.. Im trying to find the aspire_4830TG_Bluetooth_Atheros_184.108.40.206_W7x64_A.zip elsewhere, but with no luck for now....
Edit: Nevermind, it's the same driver from the link above you have posted. Its the Bluetooth 4.0 one..
I have it here downloaded, will give the solution #3 a shot.
Message was edited by: Jack.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 5:17 AM (in response to Jack.)
That's great! Do update us on your progress!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 8:05 PM (in response to Marcelo NS)
Well, thanks a bunch for this! I have struggled for 2 days to get the bluetooth to work. The third solution works.
Details: Mac Book Pro 15 with retina display. Bought December 2012
WIndows 7 with bootcamp.
I used the defaul install and then downloaded the Bluetooth 4.0 drivers for the 4830TG from the Acer website. I then unzipped it and ran Bluetooth_Suite_Win7.exe.
This installed all new drivers and the utilities. I can now connect my iPhone to my PC!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to tomb18)
In Windows 8 the basic file transfer protocol and A2DP are built in the microsoft stack. I did a fresh of Win8 in my MBA mid-2011. All my bluetooth devices (mouse, phone, headset, speakers) worked straight forward without requiring any additional bluetooth driver.
Disconnecting the headset is somehow difficult to find. Right click on the task bar (speaker) > playback devices > right click on the head set> connect/disconnect.
If you (like me) are used to the OBEX transfer protocol/interfase (as on OSX) you may want to try this app it works like a charm:
Hope it helps