Bluetooth

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  1. Finch macrumors newbie

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    I just got my new 12' powerbook today and I was trying to share files with my friend who have AL-15' powerbook, but we coudln't get it to work. Both powerbook have bluetooth and they are ON. They don't recognize each other. Does anyone know how to solve this ? We are both girls so we don't really know. Thank you !!:)
     
  2. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    Open up the Bluetooth preference pane in System Preferences, and click on "File Exchange," then make sure that where it says "Bluetooth File Transfer" you're set folder is your hard drive.

    Make sure both computers are "Discoverable."

    Good luck!
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    use the blue tooth setup assistant, and pair your deviced together, so in the future its just a click to send instead of setting to discoverable and all that.

    i send and receive stuff from my friend in lectures via blue tooth all the time


    any one have average speeds

    mine vary from 30-60 kbps
     
  4. Finch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did both of them, but still doesn't work...

    What eles I can do now?
    Thanx
     
  5. virividox macrumors 601

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    when pairing it will ask u for a passkey, that will allow successfull pairing , without that no transfers can take place.

    tyr running through it again, i know when i frist set mine up i missed a step
     
  6. Finch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, but still doesn't work...
    I'm so tired now, I will try tomorrow.
    If you have any other ideas, I will appreciate.

    Thanx

    :(
     
  7. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    Two Ways

    BLUETOOTH: first of all, if they are large files, do not use BT: the bandwidth is too lean. But, it is simple: make sure that your friend's PB is discoverable: you set that in System Preferences; tell her to set no password, unless she will always have BT on: even then, it is not like WiFi security-wise. Open YOUR Sys Preferences, and make sure that BT shows in the Menu Bar. From the BT menu bar icon, choose "send file". Chosse the file you want to send. Your PB will search for discoverable devices. When your friend's PB shows up, click on "send." Your friend should receive a notice to either accept or deny. She clicks "accept" and the file will be transfered to the folder she has designated as BT transfer recipient.

    FIREWIRE:

    Much easier: Make sure you have a FireWire cable and your PB is on. Shut down your friend's PB. Connect a FireWire cable between the two PB's. Turn on her PB and immediately press and hold the "T" ket on HER PB. Keep holding it until a FireWire Icon screen saver comes on in her PB. Her PB's hard drive now mounts on your PB as an external hard drive. You may now copy or write files to it to your hearts content.

    Blue Tooth is not necessarily fast: remember that. Good Luck.
     
  8. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020

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    If you both got bluetooth, then you both probably got airport cards. Why not just do that...

    If you're not near an airport or other wireless access point, have one person "Create Network..." in the airport menulet at the top, and the other person should be able to join. From there, you should see each other in the Network thing in the finder windows.
     
  9. Finch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone. Our PBs are set to Discoverable. As Balin64 says, I tried to send from menue bar. But it always says, "Unable to validate device".

    :( :( :(
     

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  10. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Normally, when setting up a device, I get that screen for a few seconds, and then that alpha-numeric name turns into something like, "My PowerBook" or "T68i." Does it ever do that?
     
  11. benixau macrumors 65816

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    umm guys,

    you do know that the mac does not support the PAN profile don't you.

    it does support OBEX File Transfer and OBEX Object Push but without the Network Access Profile your fighting an uphill battle.

    However, if you want, just go to Apps>Utils>Bluetooth File Exchange.app then just add it to your dock and drag the file (its only one at a time) you want transfered onto it. It will pop up a box asking you to select a device. Select it and boom.

    For this both devices need to be discoverable of they need to be paired.
     
  12. Finch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did everything that you guys say...but still doesn't work. Does someone have any more idea? Thanks.

    :( :( :(
     
  13. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same prob

    Hi Finch,

    Perhaps I can help u :D

    Is it possible that u, or ur friend, updated your os from jaguar to panther ?

    I did that and from that time on my BT didn´t work anymore, although my sytem told me, that erverything is correct. :confused: (I´ve got a BT Mouse and Keyboard).

    I had to clean my HD (by starting from the panther cd1 -> clean HD) and install panther on the clean system. Then it worked.

    But be carefull. If u do so, u will lose all your data if u don´t backup it before.

    Dave out.
     
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  15. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    Can you say "wasted post"?

    Anyway, my Panther OS works fine with my BT mouse and keyboard, so that probably isn't the problem.

    Make sure you're both running the same OS, make sure you're both discoverable, and then make sure whatever files you want to transfer are in the appropriate folder. The default folder is "Shared" in the Bluetooth preferences pane.

    Should work after that.....

    If you still can, call Apple.
     
  16. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    i´m sure it does, but mine didn´t. My Mac found the Mouse and the Keyboard but they just didn´t work. It was really strange, like the problem of Linch.

    Dave out.
     

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