Bluetooth

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kd5nay, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. kd5nay macrumors newbie

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    I have a powerbook g4 with panther 10.3.5. Does anyone know how I can use a bluetooth adaptor with this computer? Apparently this version does not have the drivers for it and when I plug the adaptor in the computer does not recognize that it is there.
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    What specific bluetooth adapter are you plugging in? D-Link? Linksys?

    How do you know it doesn't recognize it? Have you gone to System Profiler to see if it shows up?
     
  3. kd5nay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just got an iogear adaptor and when I go to system profiler I dont even have a bluetooth icon.
     
  4. kd5nay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I try the bluetooth setup assistant it says you must have a bluetooth module. Check to make sure it is hooked up properly... blah blah blah
     
  5. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    a 2 second check on the iogear website showed a requirement of 10.3.9 or higher (a free upgrade for you).
    I recommend going to http://www.iogear.com and looking up any mac specific instructions. Perhaps after upgrading to 10.3.9 you'll be fine though.
     
  6. kd5nay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok bare with me...im not a great computer guy...but how do I upgrade to 10.3.9? Do I go to the apple website?
     
  7. Supa_Fly macrumors 68030

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    You may be better off looking for a Mac compatible widcomm drivers; as their more feature rich & offer the best compatiblity - at least in the windows world. Macs usually get it right from the start.
     
  8. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    you shouldn't need any weird drivers.
    go up to the apple, down to Software Update. check only the Mac OS X 10.3.9 Update, and proceed. You will need to restart when it is done. Should take 10 minutes.
     
  9. kd5nay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the update is right where you said. Hopefully that works. Thanks!
     

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