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I use the last downloadable Bootcamp drivers with Windows 10 and it works for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. I never looked for or tried any updated versions.
For the sake of accuracy I downloaded the last downloadable Bootcamp package on Apple's site; 5.1.1769 and as I said, the .inf file says the driver version inside the install is: Broadcom Version 6.30.223.215 dated 12/13/2013 which is a Win 8 driver.
Tonight I went to Github and downloaded "Brigadier" and determined how to use it, as it is a Terminal script. There are two parts to it, and you must first extract you machine signature into it, so it will download the latest package for that signature. I am working off of my Z97 machine which has Sierra on in and it is using the 14,2 Imac signature. You then start the 2nd part in Terminal, it will download the latest Win 10 Bootcamp 6.X package from an Apple ESD directy from Apple's server, in this case, it was Bootcamp 031-55710 which is a Bootcamp 6X package. In Terminal, it shows the signature list compatibilities for this newer Win 10 Package, which was, as follows: (copied directly from the Terminal Window during the ESD download, unpacking and conversion to dmg,: [ done when booted to 10.12.6 ]

Distribution 031-55710 supports the following models: MacBook8,1, MacBookAir5,1, MacBookAir5,2, MacBookAir6,1, MacBookAir6,2, MacBookAir7,1, MacBookAir7,2, MacBookPro9,1, MacBookPro9,2, MacBookPro11,1, MacBookPro11,2, MacBookPro11,3, MacBookPro11,4, MacBookPro11,5, MacBookPro12,1, MacPro6,1, Macmini6,1, Macmini6,2, Macmini7,1, iMac13,1, iMac13,2, iMac13,3, iMac14,1, iMac14,2, iMac14,3, iMac14,4, iMac15,1.
The lastest IMacs are 15,x so this is the newest, or close to it.
The driver in this Brigadier downloaded package is version, I extracted manually using 7zip is:
DriverVer=07/24/2015, 7.35.118.40
CatalogFile = BCM43XX.CAT
CatalogFile.NTamd64=BCM43XX64.CAT
7.35.118.40 is newer than 6.30.223.215 dated 12/13/2013 which is what most users are being steared to. Further, the the Fevi Win 10 download on their site has the same version number 7.35.118.40.
 
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I installed a fresh copy of High Sierra on my Elitebook 840 G1 using Rehabman's guide. I replaced my wifi card with BCM94352 HMB/AzureWave AW-CE123H. Everything works, except for Bluetooth after sleep. Can someone tell me what I did wrong?

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I installed a fresh copy of High Sierra on my Elitebook 840 G1 using Rehabman's guide. I replaced my wifi card with BCM94352 HMB/AzureWave AW-CE123H. Everything works, except for Bluetooth after sleep. Can someone tell me what I did wrong?

Thanks

The ioreg you attached shows BT working.
If you have an issue, PR files must represent the problem scenario.

Your ioreg also shows Android File Transfer installed, which is known to cause problems with USB and BrcmPatchRAM.
Read the laptop FAQ for more info:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capita...faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.html
 
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The guide worked well except the fact that it introduced a sleep problem

Code:
Description of WiFi/Bluetooth problem

The device is a DW1560 connected via PciE (m.2 DW1560 attached to a PCIe port via a Fenvi m.2 to PCIe card)

The PC used to sleep /wake as expected prior to installation of the device

Post installation, when the PC is put to sleep, it does go to sleep briefly (for 1-2 seconds) but resumes immediately after

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OS X version/motherboard model/BIOS version/processor/graphics

10.13.6/Asus Rog Z370 -G / i5 8400/UHD630

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Procedure/Guide used
Wifi
kext enabler, FakePCIID/RehabMan

BT
kext enabler, Brcm.../RehabMan

Attached problem report with boot log, sys info screenshots for BT/wifi, DPCI status, config.plist and ioreg report
 

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The device is a DW1560 connected via PciE (m.2 DW1560 attached to a PCIe port via a Fenvi m.2 to PCIe card)

The PC used to sleep /wake as expected prior to installation of the device

Post installation, when the PC is put to sleep, it does go to sleep briefly (for 1-2 seconds) but resumes immediately after
Issue solved
The problem was that the internal USB connector was marked as a external USB 2
changed the identifier to 255 in the SSDT and that fixed it! :)
 
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The ioreg you attached shows BT working.
If you have an issue, PR files must represent the problem scenario.

Your ioreg also shows Android File Transfer installed, which is known to cause problems with USB and BrcmPatchRAM.
Read the laptop FAQ for more info:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capita...faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.html

Thanks Rehabman. I uninstalled Android Transfer. Re-ran the problem tool when Bluetooth is non funtional. Attached are the files. Hopefully it is a simple fix. Thanks for your help.
 

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Thanks Rehabman. I uninstalled Android Transfer. Re-ran the problem tool when Bluetooth is non funtional. Attached are the files. Hopefully it is a simple fix. Thanks for your help.

No bluetooth controller is detected on the USB bus.
Maybe you forgot to disable "fast boot" in BIOS.
 
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No bluetooth controller is detected on the USB bus.
Maybe you forgot to disable "fast boot" in BIOS.
Hi Rehabman, The fast boot option is checked, and greyed out. I cannot find a way to uncheck it.
 
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Issue solved
The problem was that the internal USB connector was marked as a external USB 2
changed the identifier to 255 in the SSDT and that fixed it! :)
Ran into another issue - the BT device works as expected after short sleep cycles
However, if I resume from sleep after a long period, the BT icon gets grayed out saying "BT not found"
Restart fixes the issue however - any pointers on what could be wrong?
 

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Hi Rehabman, The fast boot option is checked, and greyed out. I cannot find a way to uncheck it.

Reset BIOS to defaults, then follow guide instructions for setting the rest of the options.
(that is how it reads in the guide anyway).
 
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