[BTM] Adding Bluetooth to a G5 Desktop

marky bigtoot at mac.com
Fri Sep 23 09:22:08 PDT 2005

On Sep 23, 2005, at 16:08, Roger Houghton wrote:

> I just bought a G5 desktop from Apple. As it was a refurb I didn't  
> have the option of adding Bluetooth. Could anyone recommend the  
> best way of doing so now? Apparently it can be added by an  
> Authorised Apple Servicer but I don't have one close by and don't  
> know the cost. Will a USB dongle work just as well? Any  
> recommendations for one offering Bluetooth 2?

Don't know about BT2 but if you're adding a BT USB dongle make sure  
you get a compatible one.  Most of them will work fine even without  
drivers (they're in OSX already) BUT you may have limited functionality.

For example AFAIK you can only pair a BT headset with your Mac if you  
have a D-Link BT Adaptor, it's the only one Apple support for headset- 
pairing.  I discovered this after getting a Belkin BT Adaptor - works  
great except for headsets, they're no go.

Note that your Mac may offer to update the firmware on a D-Link  
Adaptor and this will improve its performance on Mac but renders it  
unusable on Windoze, if you care?

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