Thanks for your prompt reply. Well, as you said, I downloaded and run the mentioned file, and it saying error that, it is not compatible chip support for this system. will you please advise...as I badly need bluetooth to be enable on my notebook. thanks in advance for your support.
It seems you are the resident expert on this type of problem, so I hope you don't mind if I ask for a lil assistance. I have an Inspiron XPS Gen. 2 laptop with the Dell 350 and am having a similar problem. I had my bluetooth adapter working, but as you suggested in one of your messages, the older Toshiba bluetooth stack was not the best. I ran the updated drive (R112482.exe) and watched it flash the adapter successfully. However, when it came time to install the driver, it failed to properly install and is hung at the point were the driver installation asks for you to press Fn+F2 to enable the adapter, even though it already is.
I took your advice and tried to remove all previous installs of the bluetooth stack, including the one that comes with Windows. (I am running SP2, my machine came with it already installed.) However, this failed to work. I checked the BIOS to make sure bluetooth was still showing as an available device... even though the firmware flash completes, I was nervous that maybe the adapter had died. The BIOS still showed the bluetooth adapater as available. Finally, I read that someone else had reinstalled Windows, well I REALLY don't want to have to do this, so I did a fresh install to a spare hard drive. Lo and behold, the bluetooth adapter both installed automatically as part of Windows, as well as with the new driver (R112482.exe).
At this point, I must have done something to my bluetooth device installation that Windows is no longer able to accurately detect it. No bluetooth devices are listed in the device manager, except under Networking there is a "Bluetooth Personal Area Netowork from TOSHIBA - Packet Scheduler Miniport" which I cannot remove. My guess is some component of the old stack is still installed and therefore is preventing the new driver from working properly. Any thoughts?
Message Edited by Art on 12-13-2005 08:12 PM
Message Edited by Art on 12-13-2005 08:15 PM
I own two of the Dell latitude D610's and it too me some time searching and downloading dozens of files before I was able to get my Bluetooth to work.
You will need to get the Broadcom Broadcom BCM2045, v.188.8.131.5200, A01 ( R193329.exe ) file.
In the folder after extraction open the "R193329" folder, then open the "Win32" folder, then the "brcm" folder.
in the "brcm" folder you will find the ( DPInst.exe ) file, click in to run.
It will say driver is installing.
A dilog box ill pop up with "Broadcom HIDClass" and Broadcom Bluetooth" Ready to use.
The file that everybody complains about stopping at 56% will install the software, interface to the Bluetooth in the Start menu.
once ut gets to the 56% and ask you to press Fn+F2 keys just cancel it and let it close because the interface will already be created in the Start Menu.
Just run the Broadcom Broadcom BCM2045, v.184.108.40.20600, A01 ( R193329 ) - Win32- bcrm- DPInst.exe file to install the diver.
Please don't ask me for advice on any other models of laptops by dell because I'm not a tech or have the experience.
I forgot to mention that you can download the Bluetooth file from the TOSHIBA website that's a much better software to install the Bluetooth interface in the Start menu.
On the left side of the page you will see all the different versions but I cant remember which one it was that I got, the file I got is the "driver_bluetooth_TC00131900H"
I'm sure any of the 2008 or 2009 versions will be about the same as the one I picked out?
Later versions 2010 - 2015 might not work?
The driver_bluetooth_TC00131900H is 71.251kbs in size that I have and used to install the Bluetooth Interface.
Run the Broadcom Broadcom BCM2045, v.220.127.116.1100, A01Broadcom BCM2045 BlueTooth Controller Driver to install the driver that you can download from Dell's website.
Just do a search for Broadcom Broadcom BCM2045,