Adding Bluetooth to Power Mac

macbaseball

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Feb 27, 2005
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I searched the forum, and couldn't find anything...

So I bought my Power Mac from Amazon, (I saved $500), and I'm trying to figure out how to get all the BTO options that I would have gotten. I've figured out how to get everyhing but bluetooth. Perhaps I'm not searching correctly on Google. What can I do to add bluetooth internally.
 

JoshRtek

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Nov 15, 2004
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I think you can buy Bluetooth USB modules that you can plug into any USB 1.1 ports (Keyboard, or on the CPU, etc). Not sure who manufacutures these... Might want to do a Google search for it.

With a quick visit, I found this on Apple's website when researching their wireless keyboard:

"D-Link DBT-120 USB Bluetooth Adapter" Give that a Google, and you should be set!
 

icarusflies

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Jun 15, 2005
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Are there any usb cards that have an internal port on the card? (I know there are firewire cards like this). You could always put a bluetooth dongle on that - but the reception would be poor due to the shielding on the macs casing.

I think the only answer is an external dongle. If you can't spare the ports - get a hub.
 

noel4r

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Jul 17, 2002
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The USB Bluetooth Adapter is not that bad, just plug it in the back of the PM and you're good to go. It works flawlessly.
 

SpaceMagic

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Oct 26, 2003
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Yeh but they're so god damn Ugly :p I also want an internal one.. the slot is there, in the PowerMac, there just aren't enought PowerMac parts around.

Edit: Here you can get an internal bluetooth module to fit yourself :p But USA only I think.

PowerMac G5 Parts
 

risc

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Jul 23, 2004
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Melbourne, Australia
I have a Power Mac with BT and to be honest the BT aerial is bigger than a USB dongle. So I don't think it really matters one way or the other which option you go for, both end up with something hanging off the back of your Mac. ;)