PDA

View Full Version : Bluetooth adapter for PowerMac G5?




AlphaDogg
Sep 21, 2010, 10:27 PM
I have finally gotten my PowerMac G5 to boot. It was given to me, so I did not know much about this machine. Once I got it working, I realized it is missing a bluetooth and airport module. I do not want to take the pricy route of getting internal Airport and internal Bluetooth. Can anybody point me to link for relatively cheap USB bluetooth and WiFi adapters that will work properly with 10.5.8 Leopard?

Thanks all,
AlphaDogg



VanneDC
Sep 22, 2010, 06:21 AM
generally the cheapest BT dongle you can find will work just fine (no drivers required)

wifi.. netgear wg111ge will work a treat... even though it says mac not supported there are drivers for it and works super duper...

if anyone needs the drivers, i can provide linkage.... (id have to look it up though :)

chedda
Sep 22, 2010, 06:50 AM
generally the cheapest BT dongle you can find will work just fine (no drivers required)

wifi.. netgear wg111ge will work a treat... even though it says mac not supported there are drivers for it and works super duper...

if anyone needs the drivers, i can provide linkage.... (id have to look it up though :)
For a bluetooth earpiece (skype etc) not all work the D-Link one however does ! i remember a long struggle back in the day trying to figure it out lol ! You may find the exact model over at apple discussions. For syncing phones file transfers etc the cheapies work !

AlphaDogg
Sep 22, 2010, 01:03 PM
I am looking to find an adapter to use my Magic Mouse and possibly a bluetooth headset. I am not as concerned with AirPort as I am with bluetooth, because I currently have it set up with my AirPort Express's WiFi bridge functionality.