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Walt Atwood <walt.atwoodverizon.net> wrote: > Is Bluetooth available for current Macintoshes through anything but a $50 > Apple build-to-order option? Is it possible to buy an aftermarket kit for a > new machine and install it yourself? Can Bluetooth be installed on a 500 MHz > iBook? There are Bluetooth USB dongles; you plug it into a free USB port and presto, you have Bluetooth. Not nearly as attractive as a built-in option, however. - jay don't send me email, I don't check it. post a follow-up instead...

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    Walt Atwood <walt.atwoodverizon.net> wrote:
    > Is Bluetooth available for current Macintoshes through anything but a $50
    > Apple build-to-order option? Is it possible to buy an aftermarket kit for a
    > new machine and install it yourself? Can Bluetooth be installed on a 500 MHz
    > iBook?
    There are Bluetooth USB dongles; you plug it into a free USB port and
    presto, you have Bluetooth. Not nearly as attractive as a built-in
    option, however.

    -
    jay

    don't send me email, I don't check it.
    post a follow-up instead

    notjustjay Guest

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    Salut Walt

    In article <BB81636F.22BBA%walt.atwoodverizon.net>,
    Walt Atwood <walt.atwoodverizon.net> wrote:

    > Is Bluetooth available for current Macintoshes through anything but a $50
    > Apple build-to-order option?
    yes, you can buy an USB Bluetooth adapter (the MS Mouse comes with one)
    >Is it possible to buy an aftermarket kit for a
    > new machine and install it yourself?
    afaik no, except the USB adapters
    >Can Bluetooth be installed on a 500 MHz
    > iBook?
    yes, you'll need OS X.2.x

    Cheers
    Andreas

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    On 9/8/03 1:12 AM, in article
    [email]andreas-2C16EB.07123208092003news.fu-berlin.de[/email], "Andreas Rutishauser"
    <andreasmacandreas.ch> wrote:
    > Salut Walt
    >
    > In article <BB81636F.22BBA%walt.atwoodverizon.net>,
    > Walt Atwood <walt.atwoodverizon.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Is Bluetooth available for current Macintoshes through anything but a $50
    >> Apple build-to-order option?
    >
    > yes, you can buy an USB Bluetooth adapter (the MS Mouse comes with one)
    >
    >> Is it possible to buy an aftermarket kit for a
    >> new machine and install it yourself?
    >
    > afaik no, except the USB adapters
    Now, the remaining question would be if such a dongle/adapter would work if
    a USB splitter were used.

    Walt Atwood Guest

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    Salut Walt
    In article <BB821672.22BCA%walt.atwoodverizon.net>,
    Walt Atwood <walt.atwoodverizon.net> wrote:

    > >> Is Bluetooth available for current Macintoshes through anything but a $50
    > >> Apple build-to-order option?
    > >
    > > yes, you can buy an USB Bluetooth adapter (the MS Mouse comes with one)
    > >
    > >> Is it possible to buy an aftermarket kit for a
    > >> new machine and install it yourself?
    > >
    > > afaik no, except the USB adapters
    >
    > Now, the remaining question would be if such a dongle/adapter would work if
    > a USB splitter were used.
    what do you mean by USB splitter? A USB Hub? that should work.

    Cheers
    Andreas

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    MacAndreas Rutishauser, <http://www.MacAndreas.ch>
    EDV-Dienstleistungen, Hard- und Software, Internet und Netzwerk
    Beratung, Unterstuetzung und Schulung
    <mailto:andreasMacAndreas.ch>, Fon: 01 / 721 36 47
    Andreas Rutishauser Guest

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