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!
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 !!!
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
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.
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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!!
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