so, i was searching for a way to get a bluetooth headset connect with the mac. on my G5 with 10.4.5 and integrated bluetooth it works fine, without any hitches, and it works fine on a Windows XP laptop with SP2 and a MSI 3x usb bluetooth stick.
however, i have several mac machines (powerbooks / powermacs, partially with integrated bluetooth, the rest with diverse usb bluetooth sticks) which are not able to connect with the headset. most often they get the message "cannot connect, headset not supported by your hardware". or there is simply no headset shown in the bluetooth devices list.
is it true that you either need internal bluetooth or a d-link dbt-120 device to connect to headsets? i also read that even if you have integrated bt or the dbt-120 stick, you still need to do a firmware upgrade and/or download the latest bluetooth software from apple.
has anybody experience with that and is able to clarify this?
i must admit i'm getting a bit angry at the moment. why did they define a bluetooth standard when devices that should work together just do the exact opposite??? i don't know if it's apple's fault or not. but it's also a fault of manufacturers of bluetooth usb sticks and headsets. they just tell you on their homepage that their device is compatible with OS X, but they don't care at all how you manage to get things going...