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Ementec
06-09-2014, 01:31 AM
Hello friends,

I post this thread here as many of the G750 notebooks own this card as WLAN ac / BT 4.0 combo module.

I am proud owner of an ASUS Eee PC 1215B with E450 apu running Windows 7 Ultimate at 64 bits. Yes, proud! It is a great piece of cheap but powerful hardware.

So I did nearely everthing to pimp it to the maximum (2 pcs 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 modules for 8GB in total, 2 TB Spinpoint M9T harddrive and now the new Mini PCI-E card Broadcom AzureWave AW-CE123H with wlan a/b/g/n/ac and BT 4.0).

I installed the new card yesterday by throwing out the slow standard Broadcom AzureWave AW-NB047H (65MBit max + BT 2/3?).

With the drivers from the ASUS support page the WiFi works great right from the start.

But my problem is the Bluetooth. There is no entry for in the device manager and the option is missing in the BIOS, too. When I try switch on/off WiFi normally WiFi+BT are shown. But now there is only WiFi to see. I even cannot install the Bluetooth driver as it tells I shall check for Blutooth module being switched on. But no chance on this.

For my knowledge this must be a BIOS problem. Either whitelist or blacklist - dunno.

Maybe can solve that problem with modding the latest BIOS with the probably missing vendor IDs. That is where I need your help!

Those having the card must have beside "Broadcom 802.11 ac Network Adapter" another entry for the Bluetooth in their device manager. Under Details/Hardware IDs you can find the vendor IDs I will need for the modding.

For the WiFi this looks like:

PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1&SUBSYS_21231A3B&REV_03
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1&SUBSYS_21231A3B
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1&CC_0280

Please anyone with the same vendors above copy/paste the bluetooth vendor ID part here.

Hope with that a BIOS modding will be successful so I can use the Bluetooth, too.

Thanks anyone for help!

Ementec
06-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Still need the vendor part for modding the BIOS. Who can copy/paste or place screenshot for me, please?

An ASUS member called me back today as I asked them, too. How funny, he could not believe the card is working with the ASUS drivers in an Eee PC. Why not? The speed is very good and I feel it has better range than the former card. Just missing the bluetooth. He suggested using a dongle but no way, I want activate the part of the card. Why loose an USB port for? He replied me he cannot give me the vendor information as it would be "secret"? I think the guy was not knowing he was talking about ... .

Who want help?

tomwho
10-22-2014, 04:13 AM
Hi, I too struggled with this one for a longtime until I found a simple hack to defeat the BIOS white list from disabling this during boot.
if you have Wi-Fi not working , then put a small tape on its pin #20
in your case, to disable BIOS whitelist from disabling the Bluetooth, tape the pin #51. See attached pics for reference. Good luck !
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