Nathalie is correct, bluetooth is not what gives network access, but the problem still exists, I just installed Windows 8 and now am concerned about not being able to use the bluetooth function and pair with my bluetooth devices. We'd appreciate an answer for that.
The network issue is relatively easy and during setup, I was asked to choose an available network and enter the pwd, no problem there,
I have the same problem on my Dell XPS L502. I have downloaded Proset/Wirelesss drivers for intel centrino n-1030 from intel site. But when I try to install it stops in the middle of the installation, gives blue screen with SYTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED nvlddmkm.sys file error and restarts.
Can someone help.
>> I wanted to install Windows8 on my Asus P84SG, but it told me to uninstall Intel(R)PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth(R) Technology because it was not compatible.
Correct. Intel BT stack for Windows 7 must be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8.
Like others said, BT stack is not required to get on Internet.
For Bluetooth features such BT keyboard/mouse, audio streaming and VoIP over BT, you don't need to install any additional software.
Intel BT stack is required only to enable Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth High speed and file transfer etc.
Disclaimer: Not speaking for Intel