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webcrush

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Nov 6, 2010
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As an update to my post from last week - I have full Continuity working, handoff, sms, calls, airdrop, etc from my mid-2010 MBP to my iPhone6.

I am the stock wifi card that came with the laptop. I am NO LONGER using the updated wifi card, nor have I even received the 802.11ac card yet.

The only thing I'm using is a $9 BLE dongle and the Continuity config tool released.

I was convinced I needed a hardware change to get this working as no HandOff was functioning without it, but today it started working and I have nothing plugged in except the BLE dongle.

Seems like just a few reboots was all it needed.

Now to decide what to do with this useless airport card I ordered!
 

ac166

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Jun 12, 2013
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That's big news! Which size mbp do you have? I'm trying to get my 13" mid 2010 to work with a BTLE dongle...

What steps did you take to make it work? When I run the continuity activation tool (latest v1.03 I think) it just disables my wifi after a reboot!
 

webcrush

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Nov 6, 2010
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I used this one from Amazon

GMYLE (R) Micro USB Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle Dual Mode w/ Low Energy Technology Wireless Adapter (Broadcom BCM20702 chipset)
 

ac166

macrumors newbie
Jun 12, 2013
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I used this one from Amazon

GMYLE (R) Micro USB Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle Dual Mode w/ Low Energy Technology Wireless Adapter (Broadcom BCM20702 chipset)

Ah cool... I actually ordered one of those last night! I've been trying to use a CSR chipset dongle with no success (I can get the bluetooth working, but the kext hacking disables my wifi!)

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I'm wondering what differences there are between the kexts in a 13" and 15" mid 2010 mbp, I know the cards are different..
 

ogoidluis

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Oct 21, 2014
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I used this one from Amazon

GMYLE (R) Micro USB Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle Dual Mode w/ Low Energy Technology Wireless Adapter (Broadcom BCM20702 chipset)

webcrush, can you posts some images or a video of it working please :)
 

dokterdok

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May 6, 2010
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As an update to my post from last week - I have full Continuity working, handoff, sms, calls, airdrop, etc from my mid-2010 MBP to my iPhone6.

Could you please type these commands in Terminal and send me your results? Make sure your BT4 dongle is plugged in.

Code:
ioreg -l | grep FirmwareVersionString | awk -F'"' 'END {print $4}'
Code:
ioreg -l | grep FeatureFlags | awk -F' = ' '{print $2}'
Code:
ifconfig -u | grep awdl

Thanks
 

webcrush

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 6, 2010
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Could you please type these commands in Terminal and send me your results? Make sure your BT4 dongle is plugged in.

Code:
ioreg -l | grep FirmwareVersionString | awk -F'"' 'END {print $4}'
Code:
ioreg -l | grep FeatureFlags | awk -F' = ' '{print $2}'
Code:
ifconfig -u | grep awdl

Thanks

Hey Dok,

I'd be more than happy to but since I posted this I upgraded the AirPort card (to save a USB port) :(

I can still plug in the dongle and execute the commands, but I'm not sure how much value they would be at this point.

I can try capturing the output before/after dongle with my current fixed hardware and see if it changes.

Let me know.

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webcrush, can you posts some images or a video of it working please :)

You'll have to take my word for it - as I just mentioned above, I upgrade the Airport card so I'm not using the dongle solution anymore.

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Dok:

FirmwareVersionString with USB dongle is: v14 c4096 (without its v147 c5799)

FeatureFlags is 15 in either instance

AWDL is unchanged as well:
awdl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1452
inet6 fe80::70c6:44ff:fead:cc85%awdl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x9

I can say this works fine prior to upgrade the Airport card, I wish you had asked sooner. Alas, I'm not about to crack open the case again to test it. :) Sorry.
 
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