can i make an old titanium with no blue tooth blue tooth compatable?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lucface, May 19, 2005.

  1. lucface macrumors regular

    lucface

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    i want to get blue tooth going on a g4 powerbook titanium. it didnt come with blue tooth.
     
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  3. lucface thread starter macrumors regular

    lucface

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    if i have a printer that isnt blue tooth. can i plug that same thing into it as well?(two different dlink things)
    and have the computer and printer talk over bluetooth?
     
  4. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    http://www.mpitech.com/bpa/
    Check Supported Printers to see if yours is listed.

    Your option for wireless printing is through an Airport Base Station. Do you have an airport card installed?
     
  5. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    There is also...

    a Bluetooth PCMCIA card for a seamless installation in the Ti's.

    this is what I use on a Wallstreet in Panther
     
  6. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a cheap no-name USB Bluetooth adapter and it works great.
    This was luck, though, as there was a chance that it wouldn't work.
     
  7. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    What brand is it? Does it protrude from the side of your Ti?
     
  8. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    PCMCIA Bluetooth

    The card (and the only one I know of) is a 3Com Bluetooth card (v3 I believe). Can fetch the model number tonight if anyone is interested. There is an enabler you must run, call CardSuite I think, it then looks like a stock DBT-120 or Apple BT to the PowerBook. Worked in 10.3 and not sure about Tiger (have yet to install Tiger on Wallstreet).

    Antenna is modular, can be inserted for no protrusion or ejected and raised for more coverage (not needed of course with Keyboard / Mice, etc).

    Hope this helps.
     

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