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Need Broadcom Bluetooth Stack for Windows - site down

Hi All,

http://www.broadcom.com/products/bluetooth_update.php

I have been trying to get to this site for a couple weeks now to download the Broadcom Bluetooth Stack for Windows XP. I've used the Broadcom (CSR?) stack with Vista and the phones and it worked fine.

Is there another place to download this? I have the Toshiba stack installed, but it doesn't work with my Blackberry 8120, 8800.

Thanks!
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jderaCommented:
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souseranCommented:
Have you perused this article and tried the steps in it:

Setting Up Bluetooth Sync in Windows XP Using Blackberry Desktop Manager on a Dell D630

http://banagale.com/setting-up-bluetooth-sync-in-windows-xp-using-blackberry-desktop-manager-on-a-dell-d630.htm

While it does address Dell hardware, which you may or may not have, the information isn't specific to Dell.

Otherwise, you might want to try some of these OEM Support Links        

    * Acer
      euro_help@acer-euro.com
    * Billionton
      http://www.billionton.com/website/index.html
    * BlueTake (BT100S)
      http://www.bluetake.com/support.htm
    * BlueLink (you must first register)
      http://www.wirelessnetworksinc.com/register.php
    * CC and C
      http://www.ccandc.com.tw/Bluetooth Products.htm
    * D-Link
      http://support.dlink.com/
    * Epox (BT-GD02 or BT-MD01)
      support@epox.nl
    * Epox (Germany)
      support@elito-epox.com
    * Epox (UK)
      support@epox-uk.com
    * Hewlett Packard Technical Support
      http://thenew.hp.com/country/us/eng/support.html
    * Micro-Star International (MSI)
      support@msi.com.tw
    * Tecom (BT3030)
      support@tecom.com.tw
      Software upgrades, documentation, and other support go to: www.tecom.com.tw
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snoopspecialAuthor Commented:
@jdera - this link results in a file called Download_DriverDetective-6.3.1.2-TrialVersion.exe  - I am not sure I want to run this file.


@souseran - I have not tried this, though I've had it bookmarked. I've used the CSR Drivers before on Vista with a far simpler process (run an installshield package) that is supposed to be on the site i mentioned above. As far as OEM - the recommended stack is the Toshiba one for XP.
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snoopspecialAuthor Commented:
The installer I downloaded was VFPsetup-32.exe from the ASUS Website - see Notebooks, G1 Series, G1S, then Vista 32 - Bluetooth - 9.5MB

Properties of this install say: Company CSR, Version: 12.0.0.49974, Product: Vista Feature Pack Version: 1.03.0000

I think this might include some version of the WIDCOMM drivers, but unsure.

Technically this laptop isn't supported in Windows XP -  the Toshiba Drivers work, just the Blackberry program doesn't recognize the stack - hence, one option was to install it the way you suggested. The Blackberry Site suggests to remove the Toshiba Stack and use the Microsoft Stack - but I tried removing and never got the Microsoft Drivers.

The Toshiba Drivers that I have installed in Windows XP are from this site:
http://asusg1s.wikidot.com/installing-windows-xp

This link I just found might help restore the microsoft stack:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883258

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snoopspecialAuthor Commented:
So I am at the point now where I have removed all the drivers. I have a USB Device appearing in Device Manager with no drivers found. I am not getting the microsoft stack either. I am using Windows XP SP3.
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snoopspecialAuthor Commented:
@souseran - so looks like i have circled back to this link you just posted - vinsvision. However, I am not quite sure what I am supposed to do!
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snoopspecialAuthor Commented:
@souseran - you are a life saver!!!

Here is the final installation procedure - note this also fixed my windows bluetooth stack! money!

link:
http://www.vinsvision.com/Downloads/tabid/57/Default.aspx

Download the following and install.
Additional Bluetooth Drivers for Microsoft Bluetoo
Additional Bluetooth drivers for Windows XP SP2 contains as many Bluetooth devices I could find, 116 in total. Created for permission restricted environments where a user is not a local administrator. Read article  Additional Bluetooth Drivers for Microsoft Bluetooth in Windows XP SP2 for more information.

File size      437 K
Downloads      16548
Date      Tue 07/03/2007 @ 02:07
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snoopspecialAuthor Commented:
The solution that was provided by the expert put me in the right location, however, I had to understand what the information at the link was trying to say and then dig through the solution site to find out more information. I hadn't really followed the link until i circled back to the site based on another posting in another forum. That forum posting had identified vaguely to download additional drivers. From that I found the section on the site that resolved my issue. See my final comments. Thanks to sousesan for correcting me on my grading as well.
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souseranCommented:
snoopspecial:

Thank you.

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