Adding a dongle to G5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Gavinjc, May 29, 2007.

  1. Gavinjc macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to add a bluetooth dongle to an intel G5 that already has bluetooth built-in without much hassle.

    I need 100m bluetooth, and have a 3Com dongle.

    This website (translated from French to English)
    http://translate.google.com/transla...le.php?AIndex=18&langpair=fr|en&hl=en&ie=UTF8

    Seems to suggest something about turning off Apple Bluetooth 1.5

    The dongle shown is the same as the one I want to install.

    Thanks in advance.

    Gav
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    in system prefs you can turn off the Apple bluetooth. I would do this before installing the dongle or any of the software. I don't see any problems as long as the Apple Bluettoth is off.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    There is no such thing as an "intel G5." G5 is Apple's designation for a 5th-generation PPC-based Mac. The Power Mac G5 was replaced by the Intel-based Mac Pro. The iMac G5 was replaced by the Intel-based iMac.
     
  4. Gavinjc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that....

    Thanks for that, (especially to you MisterMe, but surprisingly, that had no bearing on anything).

    Anyway, I did connect the dongle and everything was great, (didnt need any additional software) until I do a restart and then the internal bluetooth is coming on by default.

    Any ideas as to how to select a BT dongle to be the default.
     

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