G5 Quad Usb Bluetooth recommendations?

appleish19

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Hey everyone, i'm looking to add Bluetooth to my 2005 G5 quad. When I received it the bluetooth/airport card was missing. I'm thinking a USB Bluetooth adapter would be easier does anybody have a recommendation? I tried one from frys and it didn't work.
 

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Hey everyone, i'm looking to add Bluetooth to my 2005 G5 quad. When I received it the bluetooth/airport card was missing. I'm thinking a USB Bluetooth adapter would be easier does anybody have a recommendation? I tried one from frys and it didn't work.
I use this one (Belkin F8T012) on my Quicksilver. Leopard sees it exactly as a BT card and it functions exactly that way. I have it plugged directly into my keyboard. Lets me use my Magic Mouse. ;)

100M range.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BELKIN-Bluetooth-2-0-EDR-USB-Wireless-Adapter-Dongle-F8T012-XP-Vista-MAC-100m-/251001290306?hash=item3a70d7be42:g:QV0AAMXQlgtS8Hav

I bought my son the Belkin F8T013. He uses it for his 1.0Ghz Titanium DVI PowerBook G4. The only difference between this one and the other is that the F8T013 is 10M range and not 100M. Otherwise it functions exactly the same (as if you had installed a BT card).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BELKIN-Wireless-Bluetooth-2-0-EDR-USB-Adapter-F8T013-/400071267222?hash=item5d261b1396:m:m86KAGkYdHom9BFval_BNew

Hope that helps!

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Hey everyone, i'm looking to add Bluetooth to my 2005 G5 quad. When I received it the bluetooth/airport card was missing. I'm thinking a USB Bluetooth adapter would be easier does anybody have a recommendation? I tried one from frys and it didn't work.
JFYI, on the PMG5 Quad, the bluetooth/airport card was a custom order from Apple. A cheap way we got around it back in the day was it is the same chip on the 1.33/1.42 iBooks and usually easier to obtain from an iBook source. (This is all from memory...)

But it's better to get an aftermarket usb dongle AFAIK for faster speeds than was standard ten years ago.
 

appleish19

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I use this one (Belkin F8T012) on my Quicksilver. Leopard sees it exactly as a BT card and it functions exactly that way. I have it plugged directly into my keyboard. Lets me use my Magic Mouse. ;)

100M range.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BELKIN-Bluetooth-2-0-EDR-USB-Wireless-Adapter-Dongle-F8T012-XP-Vista-MAC-100m-/251001290306?hash=item3a70d7be42:g:QV0AAMXQlgtS8Hav

I bought my son the Belkin F8T013. He uses it for his 1.0Ghz Titanium DVI PowerBook G4. The only difference between this one and the other is that the F8T013 is 10M range and not 100M. Otherwise it functions exactly the same (as if you had installed a BT card).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BELKIN-Wireless-Bluetooth-2-0-EDR-USB-Adapter-F8T013-/400071267222?hash=item5d261b1396:m:m86KAGkYdHom9BFval_BNew

Hope that helps!

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Thanks so much. I ordered one it should be here in a few days.
 
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appleish19

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JFYI, on the PMG5 Quad, the bluetooth/airport card was a custom order from Apple. A cheap way we got around it back in the day was it is the same chip on the 1.33/1.42 iBooks and usually easier to obtain from an iBook source. (This is all from memory...)

But it's better to get an aftermarket usb dongle AFAIK for faster speeds than was standard ten years ago.
Yes that's what I've seen. Besides I think an external USB dongle will give better reception anyway. Thanks.
 

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They also require a super expensive and scarce Runway card to host the combo WiFi/BT module. Not worth it unless you are a fanatic completist.
Yeah, but someone earlier mentioned that the T-Antenna is required, that is only for the pre-late 05 model PMG5's
 

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I like stock and will often spend more for the original or more attractive option. But in this case a $12 USB adapter seems like the way to go, I did and couldn't be happier :D