4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 25, 2011 3:22 PM by MPK

    Bluetooth Support on Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230

    harveysuk

      Hi All,

       

      I've recently purchased a Dell XPS-15 laptop with an installed Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230, running Windows 7. Whilst my phone will pair with this and operate correctly via Bluetooth, my Sony DR-BT101 stereo headset will not (it will pair, but won't operate). From what I can understand, the problem lies in the fact that Windows 7 bluetooth drivers do not support the a2dp protocol that the headset uses, and neither does the Intel 6230 driver. Sony does not supply drivers of any sort for the headset either.

       

      Apparently Microsoft instructed hardware vendors to supply updated bluetooth drivers for their products, but few do. I've seen 3rd party bluetooth stacks with a2dp support for Broadcom and Toshiba products, but not Intel. I've also tried using software called Bluesoleil, but that too does not support my Intel chipset.

       

      Anyone aware of any drivers that may work?

       

      Regards,

      Harvey