Getting Motorola S805 bluetooth headphones working in Windows 7

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  1. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    I have a Macbook Pro 13" (Mid-2009) running Windows 7 32-bit via Bootcamp. I was trying to figure out how to get my Motorola S805 bluetooth headphones to work in Windows 7, and the difficult part was that Windows 7 doesn't include the necessary A2DP bluetooth profile in the stock bluetooth stack. You're supposed to get it from your bluetooth adapter vendor, which apple doesn't seem to include in the Bootcamp drivers.

    The solution was to install the Broadcom/Widcomm bluetooth driver version 6.3.0.3800. I found a number of websites with this driver, but I wasn't sure if they were reputable or not. I eventually found the driver I needed from Gateway, which I was willing to try:

    http://support.gateway.com/support/...=Broadcom Bluetooth Driver Version 6.3.0.3800

    Installed this under Windows 7 via Bootcamp and Voila! A2DP bluetooth profile support, and now the motorola headset works!
     
  2. djc6 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bah.. The only reason I wanted to bootcamp Windows 7 on my MBP 13" was to run DirecTV2PC. I then wanted to use the bluetooth headphones to listen :) However, for some reason with the Broadcom/Widcomm bluetooth driver installed so I can use the headphones, DirectTV2PC stutters/stops over Wi-Fi - I can only use my wired network to successfully watch TV while using my Bluetooth Headphones.

    Any ideas why the Broadcom/Widcomm bluetooth driver is impacting Wi-Fi??

    David
     
  3. Vicbowling macrumors newbie

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    Same problems with most devices I've used. It's quite odd! I was using a PC up front for playing music and doing registrations on a simple used car warranty website that we load on much slower machines. That PC was on WiFi and had zero issues before one of the goons wanted to try and get the music back in the shop with a bluetooth adapter.

    We had to use the same broadcom bluetooth driver you did and it seemed great until we did some registrations and the site was killing the music. I blamed the site, figured it was loading some sounds, but after testing on other PCs there wasn't anything odd there.

    We tried a better wireless card and that didn't help at all. So then I took a long run of cable to the PC as a test and that worked, so we just buried the cable under the carpet and problem solved, sorta.

    If you can figure out the conflict or a way to solve it, I'd love to pull that cable back out. ;)
     
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  5. apfelfreak32, Dec 6, 2010
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    What about Windows XP? Whick driver should I take? I woild like to install Nokia BH 905 Bluetooth headphone :cool:

    Would it help to install “AppleBluetoothInstaller.exe” and “AppleBluetoothEnablerInstaller.exe” from Snow Leopard DVD?
     
  6. bangophinx macrumors newbie

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    It worked for my Macbook Pro Windows 7 64x and BH905i


    Im smooth sailing now ...... thanx a mil
     

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