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Here's a great tip from Mac OSX Hints (Enable AirDrop on Macs without supported wireless hardware)

 

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1

Great find! It actually works, I just have to have the AirDrop icon selected in the Finder sidebar for both computers for them to show up. Once I did that, they became visible and I could transfer files with no problems. It would be great if the nearby computers would be visible by default... :D

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Great find! It actually works, I just have to have the AirDrop icon selected in the Finder sidebar for both computers for them to show up. Once I did that, they became visible and I could transfer files with no problems. It would be great if the nearby computers would be visible by default... :D

 

Even on a real Mac, both systems have to have Finder open and AirDrop selected. That's just how AirDrop works.

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Even on a real Mac, both systems have to have Finder open and AirDrop selected. That's just how AirDrop works.

I didn't know that, thanks for the info. Well then, I guess this is as good as it gets.

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Great find! Thanks for sharing :P

After this:

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1

Also write this:

killall Finder && open /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app

 

And you're done, you can check your System Profiler>Network>Wi-Fi and see for yourself.

Thanks rcock and also thanks to http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?stor...110913213649565 and this http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?stor...040113194616545

 

Cheers!

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ralink 2870 ( sitecom wl-608 ) usb dongle .. thanks.. :hysterical:

 

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Thank you! This works on my no-name USB WiFi dongle with RTL8187 chipset.

 

Previously had the annoying "copyPrimaryAirPortInterface::ACInterfaceDeviceNameCopy returned NULL" errors in the console but this fixed it.

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Ich habe mal Schnell ein ShowAirDrop.app geschrieben. :thumbsup_anim:

 

I've written a quick ShowAirDrop.app. :D

 

That's cool.

However, checked your script and it does not include the Finder re-initialise command as recommended by Vagdesign (See Above).

 

It would be nice to have it as an option.

 

Cheers

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Der Finder wird neugestartet.

 

The Finder is restarted.

 

 

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 0;killall Finder

 

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1;killall Finder

 

 

 

Ich habe mal ein Video gemacht. Es geht mit den ShowAirDrop sehr gut.

 

I once made ​​a video. It goes very well with the ShowAirDrop.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eH_y6T3pN0

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Is there any way to enable this system-wide? I've tried "defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1" but while it writes the prefs file alright, the AirDrop icon doesn't appear. It only seems to work when enabled at the user level.

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