Continuity and Handoff Capable Apple Mini Cards + PCIe and mini-PCIe Adapters

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    Dec 24, 2016 at 1:51 PM #481
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    When the card is in a x4 or x16 slot BT often doesn't work but everything else does. Also check that the USB 2 cable is connected and the header is working on the motherboard. Just a few ideas to check out.
     
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    I had the same problem with my H97M-D3H turns out its the Adaptor i was using. Certain adaptors are problematic.
     
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    Are you sure handoff is working? if it pops up on the Mac it doesn't mean its fully functioning, it does this for me but then when I click it it reports that handoff could not be completed.
     
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    I got the exact same problem with the fenvi t919.
    Bluetooth works fine wifi too (but i always need to select to connect).
    I know that the bluetooth has a stable connection because of the magic keyboard mouse and trackpad that work flawlessly.
    Just handoff and continuity doesnt work.
    My ios device doesnt find the bluetooth but the pc does find the phone.
    Then says connected for a few seconds amd then a message but im not near the pc so i dont know the exact message..
     
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    yes, its broken in 10.12 for everyone AFAIK
     
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    :banghead: Thats the reason i bought the card. Does it work in el capitan?
     
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    It should, mine did.
     
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    Dec 30, 2016 at 6:09 PM #488
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    Not working after all...Airdrop does work.

    I guess my bigger question is should I even bother with this Fenvi card or is there a better option. Right now, I'm also having instant wake issues and I suspect it's the card.

    Is there a better handoff solution for Sierra? I don't mind spending the money if it means a more reliable experience.
     
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    After some more tinkering, getting similar results. Parts of Continuity are working in Sierra 10.12.2. I moved the connection of my Fenvi T919 to a different motherboard USB header port. It seems to have jiggered something (not clear what) that has made the bluetooth more stable. Might be random luck but tried Mail, Pages, and was able to go back and forth between composing documents on my iPhone 7 and my computer. Clipboard also worked. Mac keyboard, Magic Mouse, and trackpad have stayed paired. (fingers crossed)

    Not yet able to make a call using my iPhone, use the Apple Unlock feature (getting "not able to communicate with the Apple Watch" during setup), or connect to my hotspot.
     
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