Disable internal Bluetooth

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nermal, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #1
    Hi,

    I'm having some problems with a USB Bluetooth dongle on one of my computers, so I'd like to test it with my MBP to see whether the problem is with the computer or the dongle. However, I can't figure out how to disable my MBP's internal Bluetooth.

    In Sys Prefs > Bluetooth, I've clicked "Turn Bluetooth Off" and that works, but then when I plug in the USB device it doesn't recognise it. Therefore it appears that the "turn off" option is system-wide, rather than just for the internal transceiver. So, how can I disable only the internal Bluetooth?

    I'm running the latest version of Tiger.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    #2
    What make is the USB dongle? Compatible with Tiger I assume?

    Did you install any drivers for it and has it created its own Sys Pref pane?
     
  3. Nermal thread starter Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #3
    I don't know what make it "actually" is; it's been rebranded by DSE (a chain of stores here in Australasia). Model XH8883, for what it's worth.

    The box states OS 10.2.8 and higher, and it uses OS X's built-in drivers and does not have its own pref pane.
     

Share This Page