"Bluetooth Radios" vs "Bluetooth" in Device Manager.

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  1. TheSpiritOfRadio

    TheSpiritOfRadio Notebook Geek

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    So I have a 31 mk1 with a fresh win 7 install that shows a "Generic Bluetooth Adapter" installed and I can actually add bluetooth devices to in the "devices and printers" section (phones, headsets, etc) just fine. Now I have a 31 mk4 with what I believe to be the toshiba bluetooth stack installed under the WWAN card but cannot for the life of me get any bluetooth devices installed in the devices and printers section of the mk4 like I can with the mk1. Is there another bluetooth card in this mk1 that I am not seeing?
     
  2. Geraout

    Geraout Notebook Guru

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    The mk1 has a separate bluetooth card and antenna.

    The bluetooth in the mk4 is incorporated into the WLAN card.

    It may just be a case of downloading the correct driver.
     
  3. TheSpiritOfRadio

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    But I took the WLAN card and the little bluetooth board under the GOBI 2000 from the mk1 and put them both in the mk4...
    Do I have to uninstall the bluetooth board and try to run the driver for the generic again?
     
  4. Geraout

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    Could be a problem with the two bluetooth systems.The one integrated into the intel wifi card and the one you took from the mk1.

    Can you disable one of them in device manager?
     
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    Yes. I just unplugged it and am going to try and reinstall this driver.
     
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    No luck. Anyway this is the bluetooth device ID under the device manager on the mk1. usb vid_8087&pid_07da&rev_7869

    After uninstalling the toshiba software, plugging the device back in and restarting, it appears that windows has installed a device called "Bluetooth USB" - "BlueSoleil Generic Bluetooth Driver" on the mk4 with the device ID of "USB\VID_044E&PID_3001&REV_5276" Still yields no results in the Devices and Printers area.
     
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  7. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    What model is the wlan(wifi) card that you are using?
     
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    As previously stated. I took the WLAN card and the little bluetooth board under the GOBI 2000 from the mk1 and put them both in the mk4...
    So even though i took the wifi card with me, the mk1 still has bluetooth that i can use and the mk4 still doesn't work. there's no way its the wifi card.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    ok so this is the details

    cf31 mk 1 ---- wifi and bluetooth will work
    cf 31 mk 4 --- wifi and bluetooth from mk 1---wifi works and bluetooth does not.

    Yes it IS the wifi card.
    the mk 4 looks for bluetooth at the address from the wifi card, because normally that's where bluetooth is.
    the mk 1 bluetooth card is at a different address.


    Also--not all wifi cards work properly in cf 31's. They do have some sort of whitelist.
    CF 31 mk3 and mk4 use a intel 6235 with bluetooth on the wifi card.
    Otherwise it will not show up in BIOS and it can be tricky to get working.
    I have used a variety of cards, but they never get bluetooth unless it is the original card for a mk4.
    I have used in my mk3
    intel 7200 series
    intel 8200 series--yes that is a ngff card.
    Various Broadcom and realtec
    Currently I have a CB160 802.11ac with custom 3 antennas. It tx and rx at 1300mbps.
    The only one that Bluetooth works on is the original intel 6235.
    I have done this all once or twice before ...ha ha ha.

    Slight possibility since the CF 31 mk4 is a CF31X that came without wifi/bluetooth is that those are permanently disabled in the BIOS.
    I have been down that road also. That solution is to program a new BIOS chip and solder it on the motherboard. I have done that also.
    This ain't my first rodeo.

    SO---WHAT IS THE MODEL NUMBER OF THE WLAN CARD YOU ARE TRYING TO USE?
     
  10. TheSpiritOfRadio

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    intel 7260. the AC type.
     
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