Adding a dongle to G5

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

  1. Gavinjc macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2007
    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)|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.

  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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


    Jul 17, 2002
    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

    May 29, 2007
    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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