Thank you so much Marcelo!
I used your third option on a mbp mid 2012 and Windows 7 64 and it works fine!
Just up the link for the driver: i found it on this adress: http://www.drivers-win.com/acer/acer-aspire-4830tg-windows-7-drivers/ and download the version Bluetooth_Atheros_126.96.36.199_W7x64_A
My setup is a 2012 Mac Mini with Broadcom BCM20702 Bluetooth chipset-running Windows 8.1 Home Premium. I ended up using the Broadcom Windows 8 64 bit drivers from the Acer Aspire 4830TG. It didn't work like it should have though.
It wouldn't even open until I extracted everything and then ran as admin in windows 7 compatibility mode. However, it kept insisting that no adapter was found and closed. After trying a few other things that didn't work, I found the solution by trial and error.
- In file manager: Under the extracted archive-navigate to: ../Win64/Inst.exe
- This installer opens and installs properly
- Re-pair phone (Galaxy S4 M919 in my case)
- Device now automatically configures-all Bluetooth services are now supported
Admittedly, many things in OS X no longer "just work"-but figuring this one out was a major pain. Unfortunately, I have to run Windows 7 or 8 on this machine for school purposes (MS Access, Cisco software, Windows configuration, a version of Outlook that actually works with Google sync, etc.). Would have been far easier in OS X, but now, between MightyText and using my Mac Mini as audio/in out for my GS4-I barely have to touch my phone anymore when I'm working on my Mac.
Regarding the option 3, the link for the driver is no more usefull. You can grape the drivers directly from Acer Support website (using model 4830tg)
or following this link
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Bluetooth/Bluetooth_Atheros_7.4.0 .96_W7x64_A.zip?acerid=634556349384706773&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASPI RE%204830TG&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=AAP_10#_ga=1.168624617.97054721.1418479225
THANKS FOR EVERYBODY!!!! Amazing Marcelo and AbduApple!!!
I HAVE LOST SO MANY TIME LOOKING FOR THIS STUPID DRIVER AND APPLE COULD NOT HELP AT ALL!
On my MacBook Pro 17” with Windows 7 32bit – I had only to download the:
Updated Bluetooth® for Windows® software at
this small software will do all to you, find, download and install like a miracle.
On my MacBook Pro 13” with Windows 7 64bit wasn’t that easy and thanks for all of you now it is working!!! I’m listening for my marvelous music Antonio Vivaldi - Largo (Winter - The Seasons) while working!
Just download the above driver AbduApple posted:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Bluetooth/Bluetooth_Atheros_7.4.0 .96_W7x64_A.zip?acerid=634556349384706773&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASP I RE%204830TG&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=AAP_10#_ga=1.168624617.97054721.1418479225
After unzipping I only had to run the Bluetooth_Suite_win7.EXE file, reboot the computer and my SoundLink Mini was installed correctly!
- P.S I had my headphone plugin on the computer and lost 2 minutes to understand that the Bose wasn’t playing until I didn’t unplug the headphone from the computer!!!
Option #3 works on Late 2013 Retina MBP 13".
I dislike downloading system software and drivers from random websites, so I recommend grabbing the latest drivers from the Acer website:
- "Search by Product Model": Aspire 4830TG
Bluetooth Atheros Bluetooth Driver (4.0) 188.8.131.52 177.5 MB 2011/10/31 Download
- Extract the downloaded zip file.
- Also extract the file named Bluetooth_Suite_win7.EXE using 7-zip
- Double click on win732.exe (for 32-bit Windows 7) or win764.exe (for 64-bit Windows 7)
Note: Do _not_ download the Broadcom Bluetooth driver from the Acer website. While that may provide similar capabilities, it's not tested (any brave souls out there?)
I downloaded the a.m. Atheros for my MacBook 13 (2013) with Win7 professional and followed clauand instructions - no problems!. Extracting, connecting, sound ... perfect!!
But if I work it with an exter JBL "OnTour" speaker to have the TV-Sound comming from WinTV, it is either delayed or interrupted / studdering.
Anybody has similar experiences?