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MacintoshMaster
Aug 7, 2011, 01:23 PM
Hi there,
I have This computer

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/stats/powermac_g5_1.8_dp_2.html

I want to use my bluetooth magic mouse and apple trackpad.
How can I make this have bluetooth.



hwojtek
Aug 7, 2011, 01:34 PM
Did you try thinking "umm, there is an USB port in my Mac, how about sticking an USB Bluetooth dongle into it and checking if this brilliant trick works"?

Nameci
Aug 7, 2011, 01:55 PM
This should work... I have this before I put in an AE with BT...

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&cp=8&gs_id=m&xhr=t&q=iogear+bluetooth&qe=aW9nZWFyIGI&qesig=iGuXoE_jAEClEchlvRu7kg&pkc=AFgZ2tkP7O02x760O2i7Q7jwtkAemNdHOX30ROda_g37KXIFlqzRhiKVdsfeRd6c2REpaTbc_recx0D4oaF-5s9g53FYMeXR9w&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1544&bih=755&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=16703194988964202698&sa=X&ei=eN8-TqPaDs2gtwf97YmIAw&sqi=2&ved=0CEwQ8wIwBA

zen.state
Aug 7, 2011, 02:13 PM
If you actually had the trackpad you would see this on the box:

Minimum Requirements

A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
Latest Magic Trackpad software update

No PowerPC support at all. Any other daydreams you need help with?

Nameci
Aug 7, 2011, 02:16 PM
you are correct trackpad will not work but magic mouse will...

zen.state
Aug 7, 2011, 02:20 PM
but magic mouse will...

Yes the MM will work mainly because it doesn't use multi touch. MT is not at all supported in 10.5.

Nameci
Aug 7, 2011, 02:22 PM
yup i know that for sure, i have overlooked "macmasters" post... :D

...and apple trackpad.

Heavertron
Aug 7, 2011, 03:06 PM
Another thread....ARRRRGHHHH!!

Jethryn Freyman
Aug 7, 2011, 09:13 PM
You can find old G5 Bluetooth modules on eBay for about $20.

iThinkergoiMac
Aug 7, 2011, 09:48 PM
Yes the MM will work mainly because it doesn't use multi touch.

The Magic Mouse doesn't use multi-touch? What planet are you from?

The whole point of the Magic Mouse is that it is multi-touch. The page heading for the page on Apple's website is "The world's first multi-touch mouse".

adcx64
Aug 7, 2011, 11:11 PM
The Magic Mouse doesn't use multi-touch? What planet are you from?

The whole point of the Magic Mouse is that it is multi-touch. The page heading for the page on Apple's website is "The world's first multi-touch mouse".

I think he meant there is no MT on 10.5

zen.state
Aug 7, 2011, 11:15 PM
I think he meant there is no MT on 10.5

Exactly.

Nameci
Aug 7, 2011, 11:19 PM
To be clear to everybody, magic mouse (MM) works on 10.5 (download drivers from apple to have multi-touch), magic trackpad (MT) works only on 10.6 and over.

Are we clear with that? Tried it so I know.