Will a USB bluetooth adapter work with Mac Mini?

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  1. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    Will a USB bluetooth adapter work with Mac Mini? How about a USB 801.11b/g adapter? Or do I have buy the built in bluetooth and airport extreme card?

    Thanks
     
  2. geese macrumors 6502a

    geese

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    A bluetooth adapter will normally work- I'm using a cheapo one I found off eBay with no problems on my eMac. This particular adapter isnt even meant to work on macs yet I use Romeo and iSynch no probs. Just plugged it in and it worked.

    I'm guessing that a USB 801.11b/g adapter would work, but you might need drivers for it.
     
  3. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    yeah they're all the same.. they should work =)
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    But think about the internal ones, just for the sake of reduced clutter...
     
  5. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    I know for a fact the USB bluetooth adapter will work. Not sure about the other stuff.
     
  6. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    The USB 802.11b/g adapters are troublesome. Something to do with poor drivers. I would try to avoid them and go with an 802.11b/g to ethernet adapter I have heard that these work better.

    And yes the bluetooth dongles seem to have no problems at all.
     
  7. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I use a no-name USB bluetooth adapter with no problems. I use iSync with my T630 without any hassle, and it was recognized immediately.
     

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