Can anyone make this USB BT 4.0 dongle work?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RedCroissant, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Hello all!

    I might have purchased the wrong item but hoping that there's a work around since it was fairly inexpensive. I purchased an Insignia USB Bluetooth Adapter that I cannot find drivers for to make it work or even be recognized on my PowerMac G5. I bought it thinking that even though it has Windows compatibility that I might be able to make it work since it is made and supported by Broadcom. However, a driver for my powerMac is elusive. Any ideas?

    The Actual model number is: NS-PCY5BMA

    Thanks in advance for any help with this!
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    My advice would be to return that adapter and pick up a Rocketfish Micro USB Bluetooth adapter. They are plug and play in Tiger and Leopard and are the same general design as this adapter.
     
  3. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Or, if you want BT4.0, get this.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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  5. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Zoom model #4322 also works on PowerPC, sadly its just a BT2.1+EDR but range wise I've pushed ~40 feet with a BT speaker. Supports as early as 10.3.
     
  6. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah, after fiddling around with it for a while, I did decide to return it and will find other ways of getting BT. I just cannot afford the actual runway card that I really want! Thanks for all of the assistance!
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    What is the part (i.e., part number or specific name)you actually need/want?

    Just curious…
     
  8. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

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    I'm pretty sure this is the one.

    Description
    This is a Runway Card for a Power Mac G5 with model number A1177.

    Apple Part Number:
    922-7152
    Manufacturer Part Number:
    820-1830-A

    The problem is that this is a combined unit and is not compatible with other G5s except for the other late 2005 Dual core.
     
  9. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    I have one, came BTO with my Quad. Im not parting with it since its a prototype, and I know that they are extremely rare, and cost around 100$ when found
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Red.

    Take a look here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Airpo...t=US_Laptop_Network_Cards&hash=item4d0f522b88

    My limited research indicates this is compatible with your Quad.

    These are from the same vendor: http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_n...e 2005 Power Mac G5 Rare&_itemId=290797737520

    The vendor acquired a lot of these and is selling them off.
     
  11. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG]

    The card is easy to find, the sled it sits on isn't. The blue thing behind the card is the "runway card"
     
  12. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah there's the issue though with the cost. I was able to get the one I tried from work with a pretty awesome discount so I was hoping to just make that work some way. I think I'll just keep looking on CL in my area and hoping someone has something that I can trade or something like that.

    Sometimes I'm bothered about all of this because of my ridiculous financial situation. I actually had a Quad in Arizona that had the AP/BT module with 16GB RAM and a 23" ACD that I sold. The I thought I was done with the whole PPC thing and then I got more of them and got another Quad! Anyway, I better go now but I'll be back later!
     

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