PowerPC :: Bluetooth USB Dongle For IBook?

Apr 13, 2010

My iBook did not come with a Bluetooth built in module and was wondering if I purchased a USB dongle that it would work with a BT headset and a mighty mouse? Also use it for file transfers etc. I usually have to unplug the wireless usb hp mouse in lieu of my iPhone to charged when I'm on world of warcraft.


PowerPC :: Bluetooth Dongle + Ibook G3 + BT Keyboard

Jul 9, 2009

,I would like to know,if I buy a Bluetooth Dongle (macos X compatible of course) I could plug it in my ibook g3 and use for example apple bluetooth keyboard.keep in mind that Ibook G3 has usb 1.1 not 2.0.if it was an "ordinary" windows pc I would say yes,but as it is a mac I am not sure..

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PowerPC :: Good USB Dongle Or Airport Card For 600MHz IBook G3?

Oct 23, 2006

I am running Panther and am looking a for a USB WiFi dongle.

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Hardware :: How To Use Bluetooth Usb Dongle With G4

Dec 23, 2007

can I use any bluetooth usb dongle with my G4 (which only has usb1)? I've seen some advertised for less than 5 uk pounds, and the D-Link ones, which it refers to in the bluetooth help file, for I believe over 20.

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Hardware :: How To Use Bluetooth USB Dongle External HDD

May 9, 2009

Recently bought an external hard drive so i could use time machine. Was looking at making it wireless by using a Bluetooth dongle to connect to it. However most usb dongle only seem to be compatible with vista.

Also thinking about getting a sony hifi with a usb port. Could i use a A2DP bluetooth connection to connect to this.

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PowerPC :: Internal Usb For Bluetooth - IBook G3 A1005?

Aug 13, 2010

I managed to nab an iBook G3 for �20 and am pretty much loving it.One problem is that for bluetooth I need to use a dongle, and even with modern super teeny-weeny ones, it's a bit of a pain.Now, I know it's possible to solder the connectors to a USB port and install the dongle internally, but this also has the disadvantage of disabling the use of your USB Port.

Therefore, does anyone know if the iBook G3 (A1005, 800Mhz) has any internal USB connectors that will allow me to do this without sacrificing a USB Port? When I had it open after I got it (Had to replace a broken display cable), I had a brief look, but it wasn't very thorough.Before I crack her open again, I'd just like to see if I can save myself a lot of time and effort for a possibly fruitless search.

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MacBook Pro :: Disable The Built-in Bluetooth And Enable A Bluetooth Dongle Instead?

Mar 4, 2008

I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard that I want to share between a PC and MBP via a DVI/USB KVM switch. I think I can do this by plugging a USB Bluetooth dongle into the KVM's USB input.

If I use the MBP's built-in bluetooth then when I switch from one computer to the other via the KVM, the keyboard and mouse will stay paired with the MBP; but if I disable the built-in hardware then the dongle can provide the bluetooth capability and be switched between the computers.

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MacBook :: Where To Get Bluetooth Dongle Nano Size

Feb 28, 2010

I've been so unlucky that the bluetooth on my macbook unibody, has been destroyed, was down at the nearest Apple Store here in Norway, it will take about 1 to 2 weeks, they have to order the bluetooth. so they would have my macbook there until they got the part, to repair it.

And I can not live without macbook, and there is no question of me to sit here with a Windows or Linux computer, so I now use a Bluetooth dongle, but it sticks so far out from the macbook, anyone know of a bluetooth dongle that is nano size sticking 2 mm from the macbook?

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PowerPC :: Airport Or USB For An IBook G3?

Apr 3, 2007

So, I need wireless on my iBook G3.. Airport cards go from pretty much 55-80 USD, and are only 11mbps.. should I be worried? My connection I believe is 8mbps..

But the thing is, doesn't wireless work where just because it sends at 11mbps, doesn't mean you really get 11mbps.. With interference you could get 1mbps, compared to the potential 5 or so with 54mbps..

How is the signal strength with the original airport cards? I'm going to be pretty far away.. so want to make to sure i'm not going to disconnect and reconnect all the time..

So, the other option is USB.. most now go for about 40-50 with 54mbps.. now i've heard bad things about kernel panics, and just overall frustrations.. anyone have one that works well..

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PowerPC :: USB On IBook G4 Not Working

Sep 16, 2007

The USB on our little ibook isn't working. The ports provide power (i.e., light on mouse works) but that's it. O/S is 10.4.10, it's up to date. Reset the p-ram, no change. Is there a way to rebuild the usb drivers w/o an os re-install?

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PowerPC :: Wireless Usb For Ibook

Jul 14, 2008

my friend is maybe going to buy an ibook g4 and it seems like the guy whos selling it doesnt have a airport card inside, Since it says add a card, so since he doesnt wanna spend much more for an airport card i told him about usb wireless. So my question is does he have to get a certian usb wireless device or can he just go down to the store and get any ordinary one for pc's?

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MacBook:: Usb Internet Dongle With MBA

Sep 5, 2008

am in the market for a usb internet dongle for my mba, just wondering what one's fit as most do not.I am looking at the 3 pay as you use - Huawei E160G stick, do any of you know if this fits?

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Mac Pro :: How To Get A Wireless USB Dongle

Nov 10, 2008

how to get a Wireless USB dongle.

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MacBook Air :: How To Know About Usb Ethernet Dongle

Apr 15, 2009

can't figure out if any usb ethernet dongle will suffice.

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PowerPC :: USB Wireless Adapter Want To Use It With My Ibook?

Jan 29, 2006

So i recently bought a Zonet usb wireless adapter (ZEW2051) on tiger direct for around 7 bucks and now want to use it with my ibook (my airport card isn't working). I have seen solutions for other cards but can't seem to find an answer for this one.

System Profiler recognizes it as



Bus Power (mA):500
Speed:Up to 480 Mb/sec
Product ID:0x1211
Vendor ID:0x0ace

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PowerPC :: IBook Not Recognizing USB Ports?

Aug 30, 2006

Well I have this problem on my iBook. At first I thought it was just my printer, but now I have it with my iPod. I plug anything in to the usb ports and it is connected by my ibook doesn't recognize anything I plugin. My iPod is sitting here on do not disconnect, but it doesn't show up on my desktop or in itunes. When I plug in my Epson printer and try to print, it wont connect to the printer, but the printer is on and the connection is good. They both work on any other computer in my house. I go into system profiler and when I click USB it just has the loading wheel going. That's all I get. The weird thing is that my mouse which is connected via the USB port does work.

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PowerPC :wants IBook G3 Dual USB Charger ?

Mar 13, 2007

I bought an iBook G3 (all white_ from someone and the charger if messed up and will not work. It will work once in a blue moon and turn orange for half an hour. As such, no iBook usage except for ten minutes X_X. I would really like to get a new charger so I can give to my mum. if those new things they sell in CompUSA for mac laptops will work?

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PowerPC :: RAM For G3 IBook Dual USB?

Jun 25, 2007

I'm finally upgrading my iBook, but I'm slightly confused on which type of RAM to buy. According to my System profiler, I would need SO-DIMM SDRAM type with PC133 speed. I can find the SO-DIMM SDRAM, but the speeds are not matching (PC2700 and PC5300).

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PowerPC :: Ibook G3 Dual Usb Options?

Feb 27, 2009

I installed more ram in my ibook g3 dual usb today and when i put the keyboard back in the middle of the keyboard between f5 and f6 the numlock light is poking up in the air. It buckling right their , is that normal?

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MacBook Air :: How To Use A MiFi Device Or 3G USB Dongle

Dec 14, 2010

I'm considering either the MiFi or a 3G USB dongle. Both have their pros and cons of course, but the USB dongle is appealing because it's one less device to charge.

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Mac Pro :: Will Usb Wifi Dongle Work In G5

Feb 7, 2012

I have a G5 Mac Pro tower vintage somewhere around 2004-5 and I need to be able to access a WiFi hot spot.  Will a usb adapter do the trick and if so what is good one?  I understand it is too dificult to install an Airport Extreme card unless done by a technician.

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PowerPC :: Ibook G3 Dual Usb Run On Battery

Nov 11, 2006

I did a thread search and could find lots of instances of an ibook not seeing or using the battery, but I seem to have the opposite problem. I have an ibook g3 700mhz (dual usb). It will only boot and run off the battery. It will not boot or run if it is only plugged in (dead battery or no battery = no running or booting). When plugged into a 45W white charger (that works on other ibooks of the same ilk), it will be green without battery and orange when the battery is in. It will not charge a battery. I've tried:

two other dc-in boards and cables known to work in other ibooks
two different batteries (that charge in another machine)
PMU reset (the light on the charger changes to green for 3 seconds, seemingly indicating the reset was done correctly)

for fun I put in a hard drive that worked in another machine and added ram that works in another machine all to no avail. What the heck is going on?

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PowerPC :: Ibook G3 Dual Usb Sounds Like Vacuum

Apr 7, 2009

What would cause a Ibook to just randomly make the fans run so high that it sounds like a vacuum or an xbox 360. All the sound is comming from the back port by the lcd screen.

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PowerPC :: Ibook G3 Dual Usb Vs Macbook Unibody

Apr 16, 2009

Does the Macbook Unibody have a better screen then the old Ibook g3 dual usb

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PowerPC :: IBook G3 Dual USB Not Recognizing New RAM

Jul 19, 2010

I have an iBook G3 Dual USB with 256MB of RAM currently (128 on LB, and 128 in the user accessible slot under the keyboard). I bought a 512MB chip on eBay that meets the exact specs of the required RAM (512MB PC133 SDRAM SODIMM 3.3V) but when I insert it into the RAM slot and turn on the iBook, it says in About This Mac that I only have 128MB of RAM. what I can do, or is the chip possibly not compatible with Apple?

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Hardware :: Wireless N USB Dongle - Other Mac Compatible Brands?

Apr 1, 2009

I would like to get a USB wireless N dongle for my old PC, easy enough to do I was going to go with a Linksys WUSB600N but then realized I might as well get something that is Mac compatible so I can sometimes use it on my old PowerBook. After doing some research I found out that newer TrendNet dongles and some D-Link dongles are Mac compatible. I don't know about TrendNet because they always seemed a little cheap, I've used D-Link routers before and they're ok but the dongles compatibility with Macs seems to depend on the hardware revision. Are there any other brands who make Mac compatible wireless N USB dongles?

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OS X :: Bite Bullet And Buy Wireless Card / Usb Dongle For PC?

Jul 20, 2009

I'll soon be moving to a place that has a wireless router, but not anywhere close enough to where my computers will be to have a hardwire connection. So, if my blackbook is connected wirelessly, is there any way to share that connection with a PC that will be near it (used for games)? Something like connecting the ethernet ports on the blackbook and the PC with a length of CAT5 cable? Or will I have to bite the bullet and buy a wireless card/usb dongle for my PC?

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PowerPC :: Usb Drive Not Readable By Ibook G4 - Recover Files

Oct 2, 2008

I had just opened up a word file from a usb drive this morning to type notes for class. When I tried to save it, it wouldnt save because it can't read my usb drive anymore. I tried ejecting it, and whenever I reinsert the usb drive it says: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" The usb drive has all my notes from this semester of classes. I really need them or I am completely screwed. Is there any way to recover these files? I've been searching among the forums and online and I can't find anything. My IT dept at school doesnt know what to do. I have no clue what format it was in...I've always used it in my iBook G4 w/ tiger. It's a generic USB drive. I really need these book notes and class notes that were on the disk....I have finals in about a month.

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PowerPC :: Ibook G3 Dual Usb - Wont Charge Battery

Mar 3, 2009

i made my own power supply wall plugin cable for my ibook g3 power adapter. Its from a printer, computer boots fine, but with only one problem it wont charge the battery is this because i only have the two prongs connected to power while the weird silver circle doesnt have any power"

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MacBook Pro :: Mobile Internet - Express Card Or USB Dongle?

Nov 29, 2010

I have a macbook pro 17, I couldn't really wait for what might or might not come out next year, as there was an urgent need for it. I am interested in getting some mobile internet, and was wondering, would you seasoned pro's go for a usb dongle or express card slot option?

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Mac Pro :: Software Doesn't Recognize Usb Dongle

Apr 16, 2010

I Have a software installed on Power Mac G4 running Mac OS 9, this software is using a key installed on a usb dongle to launch. Now the software doesn't recongnize this usb dongle being plugged, although the MAC OS does! I have tried to reinstall the software, reinstall the OS without success , the problem persists. Does anyone pleaze have an idea where the problem could be or any useful information.

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PowerPC :: Installing OS X On Dual USB IBook With Broken Combo Drive

Dec 8, 2009

I had the brilliant idea of trying a clean install of OS X on my circa 2002 iBook. I had Tiger on there, but the iBook was quite sluggish and I was getting frustrated with the performance of the iBook on the only thing that I wanted it to use it for: the internet. So I thought that if I wiped the hard drive and installed OS X again, I could benefit from erasing an accumulation of junk on the iBook. (One thing to note is that the hard drive is actually from a clamshell iBook. The hard drive stopped working a few years ago, and I spent a weekend replacing the drive)

The combo drive has long since stopped working on the iBook, so I hooked up the iBook to my MacBook via firewire and erased the hard drive. But like an idiot I installed 10.5 instead of 10.4 and now the iBook only returns the folder with the question mark. I have not had any luck (either before the ill advised OS X install or before) with doing a remote install. I have the original disks that came with the iBook (10.1), but when I try to install them using the MacBook's drive it just tells me that I can't install it on my MacBook, which is not what I want to do.

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PowerPC :: IBook Has A Broken Hard Drive - Can Run A Live Linux Usb?

May 31, 2009

My iBook has had a broken hard drive for a while now. I have tried loading a Linux live cd on it, but it's mostly useless because of having no storage. I want to be able to use it on the go. Is it possible that i could use a linux live usb, such as damn small linux, and use the memory on said flash drive instead of a hard drive? How would I go about doing this if I could. Keep in mind that it wont bother me that I won't have much storage space. I really only want to use it for web browsing on the go.

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Hardware :: Wireless Router For My Wireless USB Dongle?

Sep 12, 2010

I have one of those USB dongles... i was curious if there are any wireless "G" or "N" routers that will work with it.

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PowerPC :: IBook Display Stopped Working / Boot IBook Via Target Disk Mode?

Aug 13, 2010

I have a G3 iBook and just the other day the display stopped working. There were no signs of the display going bad, it's just went. Am I able to boot the iBook via Target Disk Mode on my PowerBook and run the iBook Hardware Test CD on it? Also, can I reboot my PowerBook and choose the iBook as the startup volume?

I know how to do Target Disk Mode but the latter I'm not sure about.

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