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How to add Bluetooth to Mini?

 
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barons10
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:55 am    Post subject: How to add Bluetooth to Mini? Reply with quote

New Here,

Can you install a internal Bluetooth card in the Mac mini yourself? Can someone recommend a good external USB Bluetooth adapter? What I'm trying to do is hook up a wireless Apple Keyboard and Mouse to my 1.42GZ mini.

Thank's in advance!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's best to get Apple's D-Link DBT-120 USB Bluetooth Adapter or take it to an Apple store and have it installed. If you do not get Bluetooth as a BTO option, then it's either the Apple Store to do the upgrade or an external adapter.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess you could take to an Apple Store. Belkin also make a pretty good Adapter. You have to get the drivers from Apple though. The only draw back with the Belkin is it will stick out of the back of your mini.

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=200583&pcount=&Product_Id=134431
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, bubba and tjm

I'm going to call the Apple Store this afternoon and see about pricing if not I'll pick up one of those adapters. I will reply back on what the Apple Store says. Someone else may find it useful!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made the mistake of not getting Bluetooth built in. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until I have a HUGE wide screen hanging in my living room (with a computer hooked up, of course), I just don't have any use for bluetooth. (well, bluetooth integration with my cell phone and COOPER Mini audio system, but that is another beast all together!) Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I just got off the phone with the Apple Store in PA. They said at this time they cannot put in a internal card and it maybe a few more weeks before they are able to. They recommended I get an external adapter. So I guess if you want internal Bluetooth you should just go ahead and order it when you order you Mini.
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