Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-card problems fixed!

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  1. somms

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    DELL 2.4 GHz Wireless 370 Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR) Mini-Card for Dell Latitude / Alienware Laptops / Precision Mobile WorkStations : Networking | Dell

    Just got this new 370 bluetooth card in and fixed all the issues I was having w/bluetooth audio...

    Following shows the diff between the old & new 370:

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    Notice the later version HCI Firmware that shipped w/this new Mini-card on the right...



    WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software v6.3.0.6800 driver from here: Broadcom.com - Broadcom License Agreement


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    **** Info below is now redundant since these latest Bluetooth features have been included in Vista SP2! ****


    Lastly, I also downloaded and installed the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless: http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/MICROSOFT_WINDOWS-VISTA-SP1-_A01_R204794.EXE
    Code:
    This article describes the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless. This software update includes the following components or features that improve wireless support in Windows Vista: • Bluetooth version 2.1 support 
    • Unified Pairing user interface 
    • Windows Connect Now updates 
    Some of these features may work with existing hardware. However, you must have new hardware to take advantage of the new functionality. 
    
    This update is compatible with all versions of Windows Vista. It can be installed only on a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
    
    This fix for bluetooth was never made avail for download by Microsoft and only given to OEM's but I managed to find both x64 & x86 versions here: ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB942567 | ITsVISTA

    After installing this hotfix, you get a new show bluetooth devices window in Vista!

    Everything now sounds great over my Motorola bluetooth headset... No more pops or dropouts with this new 370 card w/improved firmware and the thing was cheap at only $10!:D
     
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    I have downloaded the file sp40323.exe but can you help me advising how to extract it with winrar the way you described.
    thx
     
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    Many thx for the tip. out of 4,only one driver was recognized, rest 3 are still hanging with ? mark ;), they are as below

    Btooth Peripheral Device 1
    Devise Description - Bluetooth Peripheral Device
    Hardware ID - BTHENUM\{00000004-0000-1000-8000-0002ee000002}_LOCALMFG&000f
    Compatible Ids - BTHENUM\{00000004-0000-1000-8000-0002ee000002}


    Btooth Peripheral Device 2

    Hardware ID - BTHENUM\{00005005-0000-1000-8000-0002ee000001}_LOCALMFG&000f
    Compatible Ids - BTHENUM\{00005005-0000-1000-8000-0002ee000001}


    Btooth Peripheral Device 3

    Hardware ID - BTHENUM\{00005601-0000-1000-8000-0002ee000001}_LOCALMFG&000f
    Compatible Ids - BTHENUM\{00005601-0000-1000-8000-0002ee000001}

    Can you kindly help me sorting it out

    I am working on HP Pavillion DV2550e, vista home premium, 32bit, version 6, SP1
     
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    You are installing this on the Studio equipped with Dell Wireless 370 card right?


    If so, it will install all bluetooth drivers necessary and there will be no unrecognized drivers...
     
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    No, my PC is HP Pavillion 2550en.
     
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    Quick question. How did you get it for $10?
     
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