Which Bluetooth Dongle for Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kis, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. kis macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    unfortunately, Apple still hasn't fixed the Broadcomm Bluetooth chip driver problem that prevents newer Apple notebooks from using Bluetooth PAN with most smartphones. I've had the issue with my Macbook Air - and now I'm having it with my Macbook Pro Unibody in combination with an HTC Touch HD smartphone. I can connect bluetooth PAN (gets an IP and everything) but then nothing happens. Latency is so high that browsing the web is impossible. Anyway - this is a known issue.

    My question: which external USB bluetooth dongle can you recommend so I can circumvent the problem?

    peter
     
  2. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

    ryanwarsaw

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    The Bluetooth on my MBP has disappeared from the system altogether. I am not sure why or if I can get it fixed in time before I have to go overseas where there is no Mac service of any kind. I also have a HTC Touch HD. I am curious to find out the same thing as you are.

    Ideally there would be a better solution but I am in a pinch now and need to connect using any means available.

    Bluetooth dongle or a dongle that I can put the SIM card itself in and it works with a MAC is what I am looking for now. Anybdoy have any tried and proven suggestions for either of these?
     
  3. kis thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've seen that as well - it reappeared after a reboot. The whole bluetooth stack is a total shambles in Leopard.
     
  4. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    That reminds me--it's a shame the iPhone can't bluetooth sync, yet all those WM phones out there can. Yeesh!
     
  5. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    I rebooted and reset the p-ram bla bla bla no BT detected at all. I am going to bring it in but they may not be able to fix it in time. If that's the case I would still like to have bluetooth. So is there anybody that use a BT dongle that works well and they recommend it?
     
  6. kis thread starter macrumors 65816

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    after having done extensive research I have come to this conclusion: the only dongle that works 100% is the Dlink dbt-120 (NOT the 122!). They're not sold anymore but I was able to order one on *bay. Perhaps you'll find a vendor that will expedite shipping for you.

    peter
     

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