The best in its category. Windows 8 displays a red X on the wireless icon and Bluetooth does no work. To solve this issue, I have to uninstall both Bluetooth and wireless drivers and let system scan for changes, it then reinstalls the device and system works as expected for both the wireless and Bluetooth features. That price will get you a backlit keyboard, full p video, a quad-core Intel Core i7processor, and the ability to play most modern games at high graphics settings. I am looking to get this fixed, I have not noticed any issues yet in OS other than windows 8.

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But unfortunately I don’t see anything listed for Bluetooth in the device manager of the G74 and yet I would have sworn that prior to having to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows a on this laptop I could’ve sworn that there was a Bluetooth symbol down the system tray but I guess I’m just mistaken bluetoooth there’s nothing in the device manager listed for Bluetooth. We recommend logging in before writing a review. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.

The local Bluetooth adapter has failed in an undetermined manner and will not be used. Aphixe Created on August 22, Tell us about your experience with our site. Write a detailed review. For better gaming performance, you’ll need to spend bluetooht, or forgo portability and get a desktop model.

Asus G74SX Bluetooth?

Windows 8 displays a red X on the wireless icon and Bluetooth does no work. You can adjust this rating by dragging this slider. The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Asus G74S is a mammoth gaming laptop, which has the power to play all the latest titles, and while you might not get as much for your money when compared with full form desktops, it’s up there with the best.


Bluetooth Wireless Connection(on Selected Models) – Asus G74SX-3DE User Manual [Page 78]

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Qualcomm Atheros Communications Driver Date: This site in other languages x. Qualcomm Atheros Communications, Inc. I’m thinking probably more something like a monaural Bluetooth headset and Mike combination bluetolth small and light but that does well with voice recognition software but small and light so that I can wear it for six or 12 hours a day.

I assume the issue with my card is out dated drivers for my wireless card. We’ve calculated your overall product rating based on the average of your criteria ratings above.

I personally installed a brand new wireless combo card which came only the bluetkoth from a third party online market. The driver has been unloaded.

Asus G74SX-3DE User Manual: Bluetooth Wireless Connection(on Selected Models)

I am looking to get this fixed, I have not noticed any issues yet in OS other than windows 8. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points such as critic and user reviews.


Finalize your product rating and submit your review. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the bluwtooth is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

Sign In Sign Up. I know that my newer G4 six does have Bluetooth because when I go down g74xx the system tray it shows the little Bluetooth icon however I’ve had to reformat the bigger laptop and did bluetooty end up installing all of the original software and drivers that were on this laptop when I bought it new because I felt like there was a lot of stuff on there that I just don’t need.

It’s one of the Best Buy models and while I would normally assume that means that it does not have the Bluetooth, however, my newer G46 also from Best Buy does indeed have Bluetooth.

Issue with my Atheros Wifi/Bluetooth Combo card on reboot. in windows 8 pro 64bit

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. How satisfied are you with this reply? Asus has built a very nice sideline over the years with its gaming laptops, including the G74SX, which is a strong, if expensive, quad-core rig that works fine, but looks like it should cost less. Microsoft Windows Driver File Details: