Does continuity work over ethernet?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by as11ley, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. as11ley macrumors 6502

    as11ley

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    Hi all, I have my iPhone on iOS 8 beta 4 connected to my WiFi and my *cough* Hackintosh *cough* running the Public beta of Yosemite lol :cool:. My question is, can I make calls and receive texts over ethernet, as my Hackintosh is not wireless.

    All the best,

    Ashley
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    A big component of Continuity is Bluetooth LE, not so much Wifi. So, your Hackintosh will need to have a Bluetooth LE module. And Yosemite will need to be fooled into a thinking it's a built-in Bluetooth module on a legitimate Mac, as apparently external USB modules don't cut it.
     
  3. Planey28 macrumors 6502

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    That's handoff, not continuity (which the SMS and phone relay features are part of).

    I can't test it myself however as far as I'm aware it just requires your phone and mac to be on the same network, so it should work.
     
  4. nexus4life macrumors regular

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    I'd be interested to know if you end up getting it working. I have a hackintosh as well that I wouldn't mind getting working as well.
     
  5. mmomega macrumors 68030

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    My iMac is connected Ethernet only with WiFi disabled and I can make and receive calls from it just fine.
    and by just fine I mean it works as well as it can at this point in the development.

    Also I can attest that Bluetooth doesn't have anything to do with phone calls coming in to the computer or other iOS devices because I have been at work, my wife will call me and my iPad at home will start ringing, in fact every computer and iOS device I have across the house will play my ringtone when a call comes in so I've had to disable this on everything except my main desktop.
     
  6. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502

    as11ley

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    I managed to get it to work, however I cannot get my Mic to work with it, which is very annoying. If I call someone, or they call me though, I can answer it and hear them. :)
     

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