Will a USB bluetooth adapter work with Mac Mini?

skubish

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Will a USB bluetooth adapter work with Mac Mini? How about a USB 801.11b/g adapter? Or do I have buy the built in bluetooth and airport extreme card?

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geese

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skubish said:
Will a USB bluetooth adapter work with Mac Mini? How about a USB 801.11b/g adapter? Or do I have buy the built in bluetooth and airport extreme card?

Thanks
A bluetooth adapter will normally work- I'm using a cheapo one I found off eBay with no problems on my eMac. This particular adapter isnt even meant to work on macs yet I use Romeo and iSynch no probs. Just plugged it in and it worked.

I'm guessing that a USB 801.11b/g adapter would work, but you might need drivers for it.
 
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Mechcozmo

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But think about the internal ones, just for the sake of reduced clutter...
 
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ChrisFromCanada

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The USB 802.11b/g adapters are troublesome. Something to do with poor drivers. I would try to avoid them and go with an 802.11b/g to ethernet adapter I have heard that these work better.

And yes the bluetooth dongles seem to have no problems at all.
 
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jalagl

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I use a no-name USB bluetooth adapter with no problems. I use iSync with my T630 without any hassle, and it was recognized immediately.
 
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