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2393 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2010 10:52 AM by Eurekadan
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2010 8:13 PM (in response to brandondsp)You can probably locate the wireless/BT card for the first generation Mac Pro by searching eBay. You can probably have one ordered and installed by your local Apple repair center. The part is not generally available for retail purchase. You might check at ifixit.com, too, for the part and installation information.
The option was never intended for end-user access or installation.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2010 8:38 PM (in response to Kappy)Seems like a hassle.
Are those USB ones ok?Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2010 8:53 PM (in response to brandondsp)Don't know. I've never tried one. No particular reason they should not work as long as you get one that will work on a Mac - has compatible driver.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2010 12:32 PM (in response to brandondsp)Mac Pro quad 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6.2), XFX HD 4870, 8 GB, 2x250GB, 2x750GB (1.3TB RAID 0), AJA Kona LSe, MXO2 Mini
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2010 10:32 PM (in response to brandondsp)The USB ones are totally OK, with one caveat. I got mine from Belkin. It's small and fantastic.
The only problem I have encountered is that, although you can let your hard drives sleep and let your displays turn off, you cannot let the computer itself enter "sleep" mode. Once it does, you lose your Bluetooth and you're dragging the ole USB mouse around.
JesusMBP; PB G4 15; iBook 12 (and many 'ancient' Macs), Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2010 12:40 AM (in response to brandondsp)Hi-
The D-Link DBT-120 USB adapters are favorably reported in all Mac platforms, and support all Apple BT devices including the latest Magic Mouse.
Apple even recognizes the DBT-120 with mention (favorable) in several knowledge base documents.
I use one in a G4, and have yet to see any issues (2 years+).
A search of the web should reveal similar reports from G5 and Mac Pro usersG4 Quicksilver '02, 2GHz 7447A, 1.5GB, Raptor/SE16/Firmtek, Geforce 6800 GT, Mac OS X (10.5.6), DVR-116, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, iPhone 3Gs, iPod Classic
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2010 10:52 AM (in response to brandondsp)Check out http://fastmac.com/bluetooth.php
Internal BT card for DIYMacPro 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6.2)