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Enabling Bluetooth for P8P67 * boards and BT-211

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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

I've tested it a little bit under Windows 7 and Linux, and though I can't say whether freezes happen any less frequently than in OS X or not, I can confirm that with my setup similar freezes do happen regardless of the OS. Windows 7 was cold-booted, and I have Apple Bootcamp drivers for Magic Mouse installed.
At the same time I have another BT dongle (very old one), which doesn't have any problems with MM in either OS.
So it looks like onboard BT itself works bad with Magic Mouse, regardless of the firmware.

Bottomline: if you're experiencing problems with P8P67 built-in bluetooth and Magic Mouse using this firmware uploader, just get another proven BT dongle and disable internal bluetooth in BIOS. You don't even have to uninstall firmware uploader -- it won't "see" your other dongle, unless it's ASUS BT-211 which is literally the same chip, and therefore can't be recommended as a replacement :)
 
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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

drcrack said:
I've tested it a little bit under Windows 7 and Linux, and though I can't say whether freezes happen any less frequently than in OS X or not, I can confirm that with my setup similar freezes do happen regardless of the OS. Windows 7 was cold-booted, and I have Apple Bootcamp drivers for Magic Mouse installed.
At the same time I have another BT dongle (very old one), which doesn't have any problems with MM in either OS.
So it looks like onboard BT itself works bad with Magic Mouse, regardless of the firmware.

Bottomline: if you're experiencing problems with P8P67 built-in bluetooth and Magic Mouse using this firmware uploader, just get another proven BT dongle and disable internal bluetooth in BIOS. You don't even have to uninstall firmware uploader -- it won't "see" your other dongle, unless it's ASUS BT-211 which is literally the same chip, and therefore can't be recommended as a replacement :)

Can you recommend a replacement? I got the "Sabrent" one that seemed to be supported (got the exact Fry's product number that was linked in the Wiki), and OSX didn't recognize it at all (after disabling the on-board bluetooth in the BIOS).
 
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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

Thank you for that! I'll try it tonight!

EDIT: Mystery solved. The ASUS P8P67-M Pro doesn't have Bluetooth onboard!

My little cheap BT thing doesn't work, hence, my issues. I need to buy a BT thingy now.

EDIT II: D-Link DWL-120 works perfectly with the Magic Mouse.
 
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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

I wish I waited, as those are tiny and cheap on Ebay. I spent a bit more, but I really liked the compact size. Oh, well the D-Link performs really well.
 
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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

TooSixy said:
I bought the Best Buy's Rocketfish Bluetooth mini dongle on eBay for $4.99 and it works perfectly. You don't even need any kext or drivers. It recognizes the Magic Mouse, Wireless Keyboard, and Trackpad and no glitches whatsoever.

Strongly recommend if you don't want to mess with the kext files.

Does that one work in the bios/chameleon?
 
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mjgunn said:
Does that one work in the bios/chameleon?

BIOS nor Chameleon do not support BT keyboard or mouse, regardless of Bluetooth chip manufacturer.
 

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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

Does the D-Link and Best Buy BT dongles show a checkable box for "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" in the System Preferences > Bluetooth > Advanced window?
 
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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

Yeah, it working!
I did it with page 1 post 1 and archive on page 3 post 5 :D
 
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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

As an FYI bought the IOgear mini BT dongle from B&H for 12.00. Works great oob.
 
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Re: [Solved] Enabling Bluetooth on P8P67 * boards

Thanks for your guide, bluetooth on my P8P67Deluxe work perfect with it :)
 
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