AirDrop on 27" iMac/not on 2010 Mac Pro (not a DropBox issue after all)

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  1. 3282868, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2011

    3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    Have Lion on a 2010 6-Core Westmere Mac Pro and a 2009 27" iMac on the same network, sharing/etc. configured but "Airdrop" does not appear on my Mac Pro, only the iMac. Could be certain "Airport" cards not getting support yet?

    Update: I thought it may be related to DropBox being modded to work on Lion but that has not been the case.
  2. LutzRFrank macrumors regular


    Mar 1, 2011
    both, my iMac and the Air have a patched Dropbox 1.1.1 installed - Air does not show Airdrop, iMac does. I assume no issue with dropbox. Air even didn't show it without Dropbox installed.
  3. 3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    So odd. Maybe certain Airport cards aren't supported yet?
  4. Messy macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Yea see i thought it might have something to do with older cards not being able to handle Wireless N standard or something, but I've got Lion installed on a 13" MBP and a 17"MBP (2008) and it doesnt show on the 17" for some reason and they both have Wireless N.

    Maybe its a chipset thing? Im really stumped as to what specific requirements are needed.
  5. 3282868, Mar 10, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2011

    3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    Ditto. All our systems are current (the iMac is a later 2009 27" 10,1 model) and it has AirDrop. I've read dozens of threads and edited my in ~/Libary/Preferences/ folder but nada. I even compared the file to the iMac's file and they are identical. Unless there is another factor software wise, it has to be something with AirPort cards?

    Maybe moving the sidebar preference file out of the folder and rebooting?

    Now I've discovered my Mac Pro isn't showing up as a shared network device on other Lion systems. Odd.

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