Air Drop not showing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by barnetda, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. barnetda macrumors regular

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    I have Lion now on my MAcBook Pro and my Mac Pro.

    I haven't got AirDrop showing in finder on either machine.

    Do i have to enable something?
     
  2. err404 macrumors 68020

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    Air Drop does not work on older machines. It uses a peer to peer wifi protocol that requires specific chipset support.
     
  3. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

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    From Apple's Lion Requirements

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html


    AirDrop
    supports the following Mac models:

    MacBook Pro (Late 2008 or newer)
    MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
    MacBook (Late 2008 or newer)
    iMac (Early 2009 or newer)
    Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
    Mac Pro (Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card, or Mid 2010)

    Airdrop works on my 2008 Macbook Pro, but not my 1,1 Mac Pro
     
  4. barnetda thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep thats the problem, thanks very much.
     
  5. barnetda thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks James,

    you are spot on.

    I have a 3 year old mac book pro and 3 year old mac pro . Choked..

    thanks for the info.

     
  6. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    bummer. I use my 2007 MBP at meeting where I regularly send files to other attendees. I was looking forward to this feature.
     
  7. Sapphire08 macrumors member

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    Thanks for this thread as I found the answer but Ggggrrrrrrrr I'm annoyed that my Early 2008 imac doesn't do it - I was really hoping this would help us out :mad: as e have so many problems with drop box not allowing one or other to save an existing file!!
     
  8. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Oh well, at least i've found the answer (above). Will just have to use old fashioned drop files into a network share instead.
     
  9. radie, Jul 22, 2011
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  10. decomposable macrumors newbie

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    Mac Pro 1,1 Air Port Extreme Card Upgrade?

    Would it be possible to upgrade the internal Air Port Extreme Card in my Mac 1,1 (2006) to a later version to be able to use AirDrop? If yes, what model number would this be?
     
  11. dicer999 macrumors newbie

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    My late 2008 MacBook Pro 4,1 15" doesn't work with AirDrop, or at least it isn't showing up...

    I have everything else though, all sorts of gestures and autocorrects but no AirDrop... maybe I need to be in the range of anther Mac for it to show up?
     
  12. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

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    I have a late 2008 MBP and I can see Airdrop in my finder window, even though there are no other Airdrop compatible Macs in range (there are other macs on the network - but my Mac Pro is too old to support Airdrop)
     

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