Saturday, December 14, 2013

Connecting Samsung 9 Series 900X3C running Windows 7 x64 to Onkyo TX-NR626 amplifier using Bluetooth A2DP

After replacing incredible slow Sandisk SSD Samsung ships this model with Crucial CT240M500SSD3 and doing clean bloatware free Win7 install I noticed I couldn't connect to my Onkyo TX-NR626 using bluetooth anymore. Reason was that Microsoft doesn't provide required drivers for A2DP bluetooth profile required.


Solution is to simply download whole stack from Bluetooth chipset manufacturer and hope they contain required drivers. This laptop uses Intel bluetooth and Intel does indeed have required A2DP driver.

Download latest "Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth technology" (yes, what a name - very microsofty) from http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/proset-ws/sb/CS-034060.htm

Install bluetooth stack with defaults. No need to reboot. If you already paired your receiver open list of bluetooth devices on Windows and let repair wizard fix problem. By the way, this was first time ever I've seen these wizards do anything useful.

When you want to use bluetooth audio just doubleclick Onkyo on list of bluetooth devices and connect to it under Operations.

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