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Bluetooth Drivers - SAMSUNG SLATE 7 - WIN 8 RP


salars

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#1
Hello
I have a samsung slate 7 with windows 8 RP. I am having facing a lot of problems connecting to bt devices and intermittent connections and drop outs.
Sometimes it works just fine and some times it just wont connect.

I have a broadcom chipset with the windows 7 drivers. I have tried installing them and reinstalling in various modes of compatibly but it just wont be stable.

Any one else with similar issues?

thanks
sal
 

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#2
Welcome to EightForums salars

Have you check the website for latest version of bluetooth driver? Better if they will have the compatibility for Win8 OS.
 

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skallal

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#3
Have you tried the Samsung page at http://www.samsung.com/global/windowspreview/? I had luck following the instructions posted there.

I've only tried Bluetooth with the optional keyboard. I couldn't get it to pair at first. I had checked an option in the Control Panel allowing the slate to be discovered by other devices. Once I cleared the check box (default setting), the keyboard paired right away.

But your issue is w/ Bluetooth devices dropping out. Try the above Samsung page if you haven't yet.
 

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#5
Towards the bottom of that page, there is a group of links. The first one is http://www.samsung.com/global/windo...eries_7_Slate_Windows_8_Consumer_Preview2.pdf, which is a PDF doc. Go to STEP #7 on page 6. There is a small screenshot of the download page of their website. It shows the Bluetooth driver just above the Chipset driver. While they are labeled Windows 7, they ARE the proper drivers for Windows 8.

The Slate was the official device given (sold) to those who attended the BUILD conference in Anaheim last September, specially setup for Windows 8. The PDF doc referenced above, is the HOW TO guide, for setting up the Slate for Windows 8 CP. Samsung hasn't updated it for for Windows 8 RP, but it still works.

Go through the PDF doc and try to follow the steps. It starts out by prepping the boot firmware while Windows 7 is still installed. I skipped over that part, because I put Windows 8 64 RP on a USB flash drive from the ISO and had no problems booting. So I started at STEP #6.

Also the above assumes you're installing the 64 bit version.

Bottom line: Samsung doesn't have any drivers labeled as Windows 8 yet, but sanctions the Windows 7 drivers. Hope this helps. This may or may not help your Bluetooth issue, but at least it points you to the right drivers.
 

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salars

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#6
Thanks skallal i have used the same Drivers as on the website. The latest bt ones for windows 7. Yes it is the 64 bit one.
Are u able to turn blue tooth off from the wireless screen? I can see the bt switch but it won't turn off. I have checked the button saying allow windows to turn off device too.
 

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#7
These are the considerations to take if we have installed some of the driver that might not functionally work as the same with Win7.
But still you have the driver for the bluetooth.
 

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    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS K53SJ Notebook
    CPU
    CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M Processor
    Memory
    DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 G SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight
    Hard Drives
    500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
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    Aluminum Blue
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse
    Other Info
    Qualcomm Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter
    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

salars

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#8
I completely understand just checking to see if others face the same issue.
1. unreliable bt connection even with the upto date drivers
2. unable to turn off bt
 

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#9
Yes, this are based on my observation while installing drivers for others might crash in the long run, others might work but not permanent and some might install but it isn't reliable.
As long as the OS run well I don't install drivers at the same time and not to repeat the same error.
 

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  • OS
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS K53SJ Notebook
    CPU
    CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M Processor
    Memory
    DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 G SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight
    Hard Drives
    500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
    Case
    Aluminum Blue
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse
    Other Info
    Qualcomm Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter
    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

salars

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#10
Adamus , are u able to turn on Bluetooth from the wireless section ? I can see only wifi and wwan there. However when I install the driver I can see a switch for bt but flicking the switch does not turn it off it's permanently on
 

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#11
I what I have answered you a while a go there are need to consider.

About my bluetooth it is not compatible in Win8 OS then I leave it for now. :)
 

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  • OS
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS K53SJ Notebook
    CPU
    CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M Processor
    Memory
    DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 G SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight
    Hard Drives
    500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
    Case
    Aluminum Blue
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse
    Other Info
    Qualcomm Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter
    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

salars

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#12
Ok. Windows 8 now. The devices all link up correctly however the Bluetooth radio does not still turn off.
I Installed Broadcom 270 drivers separately but they did not enable the toggle switch. Any one with a Samsung slate with this issue ??
 

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