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Which Bluetooth Dongle to use with a Hackintosh?

Which Bluetooth Dongle?  

100 members have voted

  1. 1. Which bluetooth dongle do you use / would you recommend?

    • Asus USB-BT21 Mini Bluetooth Dongle
      22
    • Linksys USBBT100
      0
    • Belkin F8T017ng
      9
    • D-Link DBT-120
      36
    • CNet Bluetooth USB Dongle
      1
    • Gigabyte GN-BTD02
      0
    • Broadcom BCM2045 Bluetooth
      10
    • Sitecom CN-521 Bluetooth
      1
    • Other
      22

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Looking for a good and reliable bluetooth dongle, and thought I'd ask what other people are using (or would recommend). Listed a couple in the poll, but too many models and brands to list all. Hope you get the idea...

 

 

Read a bit here:

 

Bluetooth on Hackintosh, What to look out for + what distance do you get with 100M dongle:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...9324&st=100

 

 

And also now that the new Magic Mouse is out:

 

Apple Magic Mouse OSX86 - external bluetooth dongle:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=193272

 

Would be grateful for all comments and input.

 

Thanks

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Using a Dlink DBT-120 here with the Apple Bluetooth Firmware 1.2 Update.

 

Magic Mouse works great with it - very responsive.

 

Only issue I have with it is that the 'Allow bluetooth devices to wake up this computer' option is greyed out with 10.6.1 - common problem apparently, even on true Macs and not that fussed about it. Just means I have to use the power button to wake up rather than a click of the mouse...

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Using a Dlink DBT-120 here with the Apple Bluetooth Firmware 1.2 Update.

 

Magic Mouse works great with it - very responsive.

 

Only issue I have with it is that the 'Allow bluetooth devices to wake up this computer' option is greyed out with 10.6.1 - common problem apparently, even on true Macs and not that fussed about it. Just means I have to use the power button to wake up rather than a click of the mouse...

 

When I originally installed MM I was able to wake the computer via clicking or shaking the mouse.

At the time I was using a Belkin but on waking I lost the scroll features. After messing about I lost the wake feature

 

I'm now using a Trust dongle which works perfectly on waking, however I haven't tried how to fix the wake via BT

feature but I guess it will come back in time

 

Apple's documentation states that if wake from BT is greyed out it means that it is supported as default

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3887

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I read on Apple Forums that trashing /Library/Preferences/com.apple.bluetooth file + restart should help and bring back the Bluetooth wake option with the DBT-120. As i am running some conversions now i can't test it. Maybe you give it a try.

 

Using Systemprofiler i get this Firmwareversion: " Firmware-Version: 1586" Does anyone know if this is the latest Apple Firmware for that stick? I tried running the Apple Fimrware Updater 1.2.1 but it seems it does not work on SL anymore :-(

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I read on Apple Forums that trashing /Library/Preferences/com.apple.bluetooth file + restart should help and bring back the Bluetooth wake option with the DBT-120. As i am running some conversions now i can't test it. Maybe you give it a try.

 

Using Systemprofiler i get this Firmwareversion: " Firmware-Version: 1586" Does anyone know if this is the latest Apple Firmware for that stick? I tried running the Apple Fimrware Updater 1.2.1 but it seems it does not work on SL anymore :-(

 

 

Wake on BlueTooth works with Trust 2400p if you edit the BTFamily kexts and have the right dongle

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1348305

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The asus BT21 works with a keyboard and a magic mouse out of the box, without any drivers :P

 

By this one :P

 

But don't try the BT211, it doesn't work at all.

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Hi. I take amigafred91 advice i bought an Asus BT21 and i it works OOTB !!! Works perfectly..just plug and works.. Even works perfectly after wake computer from sleep, mouse works fine and other bt devices connect with computer with no problem after wake up..Thnaks a lot AMIGAFRED91..Regards

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I'm taking your recommendation and I just bought this for my first hackintosh. I hope it works well. A reviewer on Newegg said that the magic mouse has some "jitter" with this adapter. Have either of you had that experience?

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I have a Targus ACB10US (Silver stick version) and it works fine with keyboard and headset.

 

I also have a Cirago BTA3210 and it works with my headphones, but with my BT keyboard it wants to repair at every boot.

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I just ordered my Asus USB-BT21 Mini Bluetooth Dongle from ebay. BRAND NEW never opened got it for $15.00 free shipping. I had to stay with the Asus products since my hackintosh is a Asus. I hope this isnt gonna bit me in the end. Has anyone tryed the new Magic Mighty Mouse or the Magic Track Pad? Let me know, I picked up a Mighty Mouse from C-List for $15.00 bucks.

 

Coop

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Out of the 7 or 8 that I own, the Belkin one in my sig was the best until I followed the various methods on here to get the genuine Apple Bluetooth module work.

 

The Apple one just works, no additional kexts for tweaking required.

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There is no Belkin adaptor listed in your sig lol!

 

Not this one bychance? http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.pro...oduct_Id=398674

 

I also found this list:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php/B...dapter_Database

 

This is quite frustrating, I've read all the forums and the information seems to be very dated with products that are very hard to find. The suggested ones such as Trust doesn't even operate in Australia and some of those manufacturers I have never even heard of. Sigh.

 

I think the only option for me is the Belkin F8T016 (not cheap) which doesn't work with sleep (but seriously how hard is it to turn off a PC when you are finished using it). I wanted to get the Magic Pad as I think it's just an awesome idea, but I will need a bluetooth adaptor that is going to work with it. Has anyone more recently had success with Bluetooth adaptors still on the market?

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I recently got a Belkin F8T017ng BT Adaptor (which has a Broadcom Chipset).

Works under 10.7.1 OOTB without problems (sleep is grayed out though) . Magic Trackpad works and stays connected after reboot. [Core2Duo, GA EP35-DS4]

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Hey guys, I tried to get almost all of the products mentioned on this page and I can not find any. Does anyone know of a modern BT adapter that will work with ML and Maverivks? I am planning to use a magic mouse, magic trackpad, and an apple BT keyboard

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Hey guys, I tried to get almost all of the products mentioned on this page and I can not find any. Does anyone know of a modern BT adapter that will work with ML and Maverivks? I am planning to use a magic mouse, magic trackpad, and an apple BT keyboard

Get IOGear or MediaLink's bluetooth 4.0 dongle. Both work well under 10.8 and 10.9.

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I use an old Motorola USB Dongle. Not sure on the model but have the IDs,   Vendor ID: 0x0A12 - Product ID: 0x0001 Been working OOB since 10.6 :D

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Get IOGear or MediaLink's bluetooth 4.0 dongle. Both work well under 10.8 and 10.9.

Is this the one you were refering to? And are you sure it works with the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad without any stuttering or other issues?

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Just noticed wake on Bluetooth with Magic Mouse seems to be fixed on Mavericks 10.9.1 , working out of the box for me using a Trust Broadcom dongle 

 

Also the intermittent dropping of connection seems fixed 

 

Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 4.2.0f6 12982

  Hardware Settings:

  Address: 00-02-72-13-59-3F

  Manufacturer: Broadcom

  Name: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  Chipset: Unknown (ffff)

  Firmware Version: v14 c16384

  Bluetooth Power: On

  Discoverable: Off

  Connectable: Yes

  Auto Seek Keyboard: On

  Auto Seek Pointing: On

  Remote wake: On

  Vendor ID: 0x0A5C

  Product ID: 0x2101

  HCI Version: 0x3

  HCI Revision: 0x4000

  LMP Version: 0x3

  LMP Subversion: 0x430E

  Device Type (Major): Computer

  Device Type (Complete): Mac Desktop

  Composite Class Of Device: 0x380104

  Device Class (Major): 0x01

  Device Class (Minor): 0x01

  Service Class: 0x1C0

  Devices (Paired, Configured, etc):

  XXXXXXXXXX mouse:

  Address: 60-FB-42-FA-56-CC

  Major Type: Mouse

  Minor Type: Peripheral

  Services: Apple Wireless Mouse

  Paired: Yes

  Configured: Yes

  Connected: Yes

  Manufacturer: Apple (0x3, 0x31C)

  Battery Level: 100%

  Firmware Version: 0x0084

  Vendor ID: 0x05AC

  Product ID: 0x030D

  Class of Device: 0x05 0x20 0x2580

  AFH: On

  AFH Map: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF7F

  RSSI: -61

  Role: Master

  Host Connectable: Yes

  EDR Supported: No

  eSCO Supported: No

  SSP Supported: No

  Services:

  Bluetooth File Transfer:

  Folder other devices can browse: ~/Public

  When receiving items: Prompt for each file

  State: Disabled

  Bluetooth File Exchange:

  Folder for accepted items: ~/Downloads

  When other items are accepted: Ask

  When receiving items: Prompt for each file

  State: Disabled

  Bluetooth Internet Sharing:

  State: Disabled

  Incoming Serial Ports:

  Bluetooth-Incoming-Port:

  RFCOMM Channel: 3

  Requires Authentication: No

  Outgoing Serial Ports:

  Bluetooth-Modem:

  Address:

  RFCOMM Channel: 0

  Requires Authentication: No

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For anyone wondering IOGEAR GBU512 bluetooth dongle is working flawlessly with 10.9.1 mavericks (magic trackpad and magic mouse working as well)

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