I recently purchased an ASUS UX305F which is supposed to come built in with Bluetooth 4.0 (I'd like to attach it to a bluetooth portable speaker for music - the model I have requires Bluetooth 3.0 or higher), but after two days of frustration I'm turning here for some guidance.
The laptop came with windows 8, so I downgraded to Win 7 Ultimate edition and proceeded to install all the relevant drivers (directly from manufacturer's website as ASUS doesn't provide Win 7 drivers for this model. I've managed to get everything aside from Bluetooth up and running, and I will outline what I have tried so far so hopefully someone can provide some insight as to what I'm doing wrong
In my registry I have the following installed:
1. Wireless drivers (Intel PROSet/Wireless Software) v 18.12.1
2. Intel ® Wireless Bluetooth ® (patch version 17.1.1512.771)
I've tried using the Intel Driver Update Utility and it tells me I can upgrade the Wireless and Bluetooth drivers, but the wireless driver is updated to latest version ), and for Bluetooth it tells me to update to 18.12.1 (same version as wireless driver) but it times out when trying to download. When searching online, the version I have seems to be the latest version.
Checking in services.msi I have four entries related to Bluetooth running (BT Device Monitor, BT Media Service, BY OBEX Service, BT Support Service), but I can't see anything related to Bluetooth in Control Panel or Device Manager - when I try to add a device manually it doesn't detect anything with Bluetooth (neither phone nor speaker). If I search for Bluetooth in the start menu I have "Bluetooth File Transfer" as an option but it doesn't work (can't connect with anything).
I've tried uninstalling and re-installing wireless and BP drivers to no avail, and can't find any "Enable bluetooth button" on my laptop I may be missing.
Any help would be be much appreciated
Edited by hamluis, 14 September 2015 - 01:17 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.