Drivers for 3Com Bluetooth PC Card (Updated)

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Date: Thursday, July 7th, 2005, 09:13
Category: Accessory

3Com Bluetooth PC CardCard Blues Suite 1.3 enables the 3Com Bluetooth PC Card (version 3.0) to be used with Apple’s Bluetooth software. With the 3Com PC Card your PowerBook G3 or PowerBook Titanium gets Bluetooth and nothing hangs out of the computer. It is like adding internal Bluetooth to these machines. The driver itself is in the public domain (free).
Click through to read about the card’s drawbacks…


3Com Bluetooth PC CardCard Blues Suite 1.3 enables the 3Com Bluetooth PC Card (version 3.0) to be used with Apple’s Bluetooth software. With the 3Com PC Card your PowerBook G3 or PowerBook Titanium gets Bluetooth and nothing hangs out of the computer. It is like adding internal Bluetooth to these machines. The driver itself is in the public domain (free).
Drawbacks:
This special PC Card is quite expensive. It has no Bluetooth 1.2 (AFH for better AirPort reception) or Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR for higher transfer speeds). And headsets do not work yet – although I am working on it heavily: Headset to PowerBook works already in the source code.
3Com is discontinuing sales of its Bluetooth PC Card (3CRWB6096B). Last order date was April 26, 2005.
There is no new Bluetooth PC Card from 3Com. Large shops still have this PC Card in stock, checked today with all major German shops but it is just a matter of time. Once they sell out you’ll need to look for them on eBay (which is cheaper anyway).
I look forward to the first Bluetooth PC Card which follow Bluetooth 2.0+EDR specifications and will then extend my driver if possible.

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