Air Drop Missing ?

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  1. BlackMangoTree macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know where Air Drop is hiding or is just not included.
     
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  3. BlackMangoTree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nopt not in the finder window. Is there something i must do to enable it ?
     

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  4. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

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    Seems to depend on how old your hardware is and whether your wi-fi chipset it compatible with it.
     
  5. BlackMangoTree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see it on a 2009 Mac Mini and 2008 iMac
     
  6. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it only happens when you have another Airdrop compatible PC near?

    Like for shares
     
  7. BlackMangoTree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have two Macs connected via airport to a Airport Express using N.
     
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  9. BlackMangoTree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see nothing to do with Air Drop in the Finder preferences.

    Oh well I'm not fussed, sharing files between macs without Air Drop is easy .
     
  10. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    I don't have this. Someone on this board posted that Core 2 Duo Macs don't support it.
     
  11. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have Airdrop either. Mac mini early 2009. :mad:
     
  12. ohsnap macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2009 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB of ram and I see it. Don't worry, for those of us who don't see AirDrop I'm sure someone will reverse engineer the protocol and offer an app that works on earlier Macs and Linux and FreeBSD and Windoze, etc... maybe even TRS/80 if we're lucky (fingers crossed).
     
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  14. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    AirDrop requires certain capabilities from your WiFi hardware. Not all Macs have compatible WiFi cards built in. On those, you won't see or be able to use AirDrop.

    AirDrop does not use your local network, so while I'm sure at some point someone will figure out how to use it on non-Macs, they'll still need compatible hardware to do it on unless you don't mind disconnecting from your regular wireless network to do it.
     
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    Air Drop Specs

    It seems for now anyways : that Any Macs that are using an Atheros Airport cards is not supported for Air Drop, Broadcom chipsets are supported.
     
  17. iWonderwhy macrumors 6502

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    Good find. A few tidbits from Apple Insider as well:


    For those who are wondering, open up the system profiler, then, in the contents, you'll find "Airport" under the "Network" section. Click "Airport" and it'll show you your card type.


    I have a Broadcom (0x14E4, 0x8C) card in one of my computers, but I have yet to find any information if it is compatible with Airdrop. Here's hoping.
     
  18. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    That's the exact chip I have in my MacBookPro4,1, and AirDrop isn't working. Works on my MacPro5,1 though. :(
     
  19. RWinOR macrumors 6502

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    Bummer, I have airdrop on my laptop but not my wifes iMac. Guess I will keep sharing files the same way I have been. :(
     
  20. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

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    No, that is not correct. I have Airdrop with nothing else around.
     
  21. adambadamh macrumors member

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    No dice here. Mid 2007 MBP. :mad: Guess it's time to upgrade.
     
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  23. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    This is stupid as ****. My mac mini is on my network hard wired to airport extreme. why the hell does it matter what wifi chipset I have!

    Dumb apple.
     
  24. jive turkey macrumors 6502

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    I'm a little bummed my early 2008 Mac Pro can't use it, either. It is one of the features I was really looking forward to. Alas I missed it by 3 months I guess. :(
     

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