Quick Question On Powermacs???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jumpman25, May 18, 2005.

  1. jumpman25 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2004
    Was just wondering if you can upgrade the powermac to airport extreme and bluetooth yourself later if you dont purchase it with those two options. Thanks
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Yep, you can add both at a later date – although you'll have to use an external dongle for Bluetooth (as far as I'm aware you can't add the internal module yourself). You can just pop the dongle in a spare USB port round the back of your display or something, it works just as well.
  3. jumpman25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2004
  4. wiseguy27 macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2005
    Airport Extreme - yes!
    Bluetooth - yes, but not with the BTO (built-to-order) Bluetooth that Apple provides (that's not available separately). You would have to go for a USB Bluetooth adapter like the D-Link DBT120 and connect it to your USB port - it costs around US$30-40.

    But if you're looking at bluetooth in the near future to use with a wireless keyboard/mouse, then the BTO wireless keyboard/mouse option from Apple seems to be a good deal for $99. Getting these separately (even non-Apple brands) could be expensive.
  5. jumpman25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2004
    Wow wiseguy, your like my own personal Mac Genius. Thanks again!

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