Does the Mac PRo have Built in Blue Tooth?

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  1. mpmusic macrumors newbie

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    I was Wondering if it did, because i ordered one, and then noticed i never saw anything in the specs about it having blue tooth built in.

    i ask, because i was hoping to use the mac's Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Mouse with it.

    can anyone confirm this?

    and also, for tho's who use kingston Ram, What ram do you use? like DDR or something?
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Wireless and bluetooth are extra on the Mac Pro. The standard machine does not have either. :eek:

    I added 5 Gb of Crucial ram to my Mac pro ..... great job :) But make sure you order the correct type.

    FJ
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It can do but you need to select it when you configure your Mac Pro. It does not come by default.
     
  4. mpmusic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh okay, so then that means i can just go into the mac store, here in San Diego, and i can buy it?

    would it be easy to install myself?

    and is it expensive?
     
  5. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Over here in Ireland it must be fitted by Apple. You will need to check at your local Apple store.

    FJ
     
  6. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    If you didn't see the option for Bluetooth that means you probably missed the option for a Wireless Card as well. Hope you don't intend using wireless internet with this thing because you're going to need to get that fitted as well. ;)
     
  7. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

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    Bluetooth/WiFi

    According to the Apple Store BTO options...
    Both can be added for $80 total


    [also in San Diego ;) ]
     
  8. mpmusic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, one last question.. its too early to call the apple store to confirm, and i'm working all day.

    but can you guys tell me if i get the bluetooth from apple store in SD, would they also install it for free?

    and, it just occurred to me, that blue tooth comes in USB form, i could just pick up one of these blue tooth USB dongles and use it on my mac pro right?
     
  9. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Almost certainly yes, I used a bluetooth dongle in my G5 .... no problems.

    But what about the Airport card?

    FJ
     
  10. mpmusic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont use wireless interenet, so i think i'm fine without..

    thanks for your very quick answers!

    - Mike
     
  11. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    OK Mike .... good luck.

    FJ :)
     
  12. kellen macrumors 68020

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    If your interested, I have a macpro bluetooth adaptor. Its the one that apple will install for you. I don't know if they will charge for installation, but if they do you can buy it here and save some money. Its a really easy install, just two screws.

    25 shipped.

    Kellen
     
  13. darren-oc macrumors newbie

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    Damn it

    i bought my mac pro from my friend (she bought 2 accidentally lol) and i dont know if it will have bluetooth.... is it built in or is it a box outside or is it a usb stick?!?!?


    :apple: RULE
     
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  16. darren-oc macrumors newbie

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    ok

    ok thanks i got it off her today but i havn't been home yet so i don't know.... her one has the wireless mighty mouse and wireless keyboard... so maby my one will:confused:....... thanks for fast response:):)
     
  17. jnc macrumors 68020

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    There are Wifi USB sticks as well. :D
     
  18. darren-oc macrumors newbie

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    nah

    nah i dont need wireless..... i have a laptop for that (which I'm on now) and hopefully that post was for me.........

    and I wount be using my mac pro for a while... i'm on holidays so on sunday i'll be on it.......
    ...YAY:D
     
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  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I can't think of another vendor besides MacWireless.

    Maybe Sonnet Technologies?
     
  21. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Oh, and about installing the stuff...

    If you take your 50lb computer into an Apple Store, they'll sell you the stuff (installation is included). You cannot legally obtain either the Airport card or the bluetooth card without being certified to install by Apple (trust me, you'd know if you were). That said, there are plenty of options to buy them out there.

    In my experience, it was a pain to install the Airport card only because the wires wouldn't "click" into their places. If you're dextrous you won't have much of an issue.
     
  22. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Back in my PC days I used this Belkin on my old Intel P4, though it doesn't point out Mac compatibility

    Edit: A quick google reveals it is possible to download appropriate drivers for certain adapters.
     
  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Everyone makes wireless stuff for Windows and packs their nice little driver CD.

    It's not the same story in OS X. :(
     

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