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Atheros AR5B97 Bluetooth drivers (W8.1)

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    Atheros AR5B97 Bluetooth drivers (W8.1)


    I'm currently using HP DV7-7015CA on windows 8.1
    it came with Intel N-2230 wireless/bluetooth chip, but it was a pain in the ass and had lots of connection problems
    so I replaced the with a Atheros AR5B97 wireless/bluetooth chip from my older laptop

    the problem I have now is that the bluetooth isn't detected/working on my HP
    can anyone spare some tips to solve this?

    EDIT:
    I've already tried all the possible drivers from ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)
    and it's still not working
    I've also tried atheros bluetooth manager driver from acer (the brand of my old laptop)
    but it didn't support win8, so it wouldn't install
    I've also tried atheros bluetooth driver from sony, but it mad absolutely no difference

    EDIT2:
    I've concluded that I DO infact have the driver, I just can't seem to enable it
    when I put the atheros chip back in acer, it also doesn't show bluetooth in device manager, but when i press the wireless hotkey (fn+F3), on the acer, and switch bluetooth to on thru the utility, bluetooth popped up in device manager
    so i guess the question now is how do I enable the bluetooth on my HP?
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise
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    windows 8.1


    I've tried it, they don't have a bluetooth driver for AR5B97, and I've already installed the wireless driver (bluetooth still doesn't work)
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    Windows 8.1


    Hi evo85210,

    I'm not a bluetooth guy but this site claims to have Win 8.1 drivers for the AR5B97:

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    Drivers for Atheros AR5B97 and Windows 8


    Hope this helps. Good luck.

    my2cents
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    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Hi evo85210,

    I'm not a bluetooth guy but this site claims to have Win 8.1 drivers for the AR5B97:

    Click image for larger version

    Drivers for Atheros AR5B97 and Windows 8


    Hope this helps. Good luck.

    my2cents
    thanks for the reply, but i've already installed that driver, it's still not working
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    Windows 8.1


    Ok, I was hoping for the best but not to be (I guess). Good luck in resolving your issue.

    my2cents
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