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Install BCM943602CS WiFi and Bluetooth on Windows 10 / 8 / 7

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I use the Broadcom BCM943602CS on my 'G5' hackintosh. I have a separate Windows SSD that I had to re-install twice last two years.

After last, fresh W10 64-bit. pro install the WiFi nor Bluetooth worked any more. Windows won't find drivers. Broadcom's site says they don't don't put drivers online because they want you to use the Windows automatic update shizzle.

I took me quite some time to figure out how to make this work so I thought I put it online here so others might save a few hours of frustration.

Check that you correctly installed the USB cable, antennae and PCI card. Mine didn't come with a user manual… You'll find the user manual via the link User Manual Download (PDF) on the page http://www.minihere.com/broadcom-bcm943602cs-1750mbps-pci-e-wifi-adapter-driver-download.html

Then, download the zip behind the top link "BCM943602CS WLAN and Bluetooth Driver for Windows 7/8/10 64 bit".
Put it on the Windows 10 (or 8 or 7) machine. Expand the zip.

In the folder "WLAN", find and open DPInst.exe to install the WiFi driver.
In the folder "Bluetooth Driver 2", find and open DPInst.exe to install the Bluetooth driver.

This was the last step I had to take to get a Bluetooth Xbox controller running, so I can finally play Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game :mrgreen: that finally has been re-published.

I can only assume Windows isn't OK with distribution of these drivers because they seem to proprietary Apple, looking at the legal stuff you have to agree with before installing.

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use file ini which is installed in your windows 10 to enable Bluetooth. You don't need another files to install Bluetooth
 

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You need the Apple BootCamp drivers for the WiFi and Bluetooth to work correctly in Windows 10.

I have attached the Bootcamp Broadcom Wireless Win8 installer, run the .exe for your WiFi to be recognised and work in windows8/10 (same driver used in both Os's).

I have attached the Bootcamp Apple/Broadcom Bluetooth folder, run DPInst.exe, for your bluetooth module to work in Windows.
 

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I can only assume Windows isn't OK with distribution of these drivers because they seem to proprietary Apple, looking at the legal stuff you have to agree with before installing.

@laptopleon,

You are correct in that the Windows drivers for the BCM943602CS (and other Apple Specific devices) are not available for download via Windows Update or Windows Device manager due to Apple licensing.

The drivers can be downloaded on MacOS via Boot Camp Assistant, however for whatever reason I've always found that Boot Camp Assistant takes forever to download the drivers.

I tend to use 'Brigadier' to download the drivers directly in Windows 10 which I have always found to be much quicker than using Boot Camp Assistant :-


It's a cool little Python script that works very well, the only thing you need to watch for is that you download the drivers for Apple Mac Model that contains the specific Apple device/hardware you are trying to install on Windows.

Cheers
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Thank you for your reactions and sorry for the tardy reply, but I only just read the reactions.

Just to clearify: I do not use Apple Bootcamp on my hackintosh. I just wanted to install the Bluetooth / WiFi drivers on what is basically a windows machine when I start up in Windows.

Not that I want to use Windows that much, but for example this game is simply not available for Mac. Also, the Xbox-controller doesn't work on macOS Mojave because there are no drivers for it.
 

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I have attached the drivers you need for this cards WiFi and Bluetooth modules for Windows in post #3. So you don't need to download or run Bootcamp, these Windows 8/10 drivers were extracted from the Bootcamp download I undertook on my system.
 
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Thank you, but I already had it working when I opened this thread. I feel a bit bad for saying this. It wasn’t a question, it was a post to find for others, to make it easier, because it cost me a lot of time to figure it out.
 
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Thank you, but I already had it working when I opened this thread. I feel a bit bad for saying this. It wasn’t a question, it was a post to find for others, to make it easier, because it cost me a lot of time to figure it out.
To install driver Bluetooth, you need to do 2 steps.
Step 1: Help windows to understand what IDs Bluetooth of BCM943602cs/cs2/... are.
Device Manager -> bluetoothBCM94362-> Update Driver -> Browse my computer for drivers -> Let me pick from a list of available drivers -> Have Disk -> choose file .INF
After that, windows will recogize IDs bluetooth and show the icon bluetooth, but it still not work
Step 2: Install driver
Run DPlns.exe to install driver. After it ran, your bluetooth on windows will work!

Some PCs can run only step2 to make bluetooth work, but some PCs have to do 2 steps :D
 
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