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10.4: See some details about the Bluetooth adapter Network
Just like the About This Mac dialog box, and the login dialog box, some text strings in Mac OS X, when clicked, can show wonders. And I happened to stumble upon this one accidentally.

On the Bluetooth System Preferences pane's Settings tab, click on the Bluetooth Device Name string to reveal details like the MAC address, adapter version (someone please confirm this?), and model/make.

Note that I'm using a USB Bluetooth adapter. If you are one of the lucky ones to have Bluetooth built-in to your Macs, your mileage might be better.
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10.4: See some details about the Bluetooth adapter
Authored by: keytohwy on May 11, '07 07:48:35AM

Works on a Mac Pro with built in BT. Cool!



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10.4: See some details about the Bluetooth adapter
Authored by: fds on May 11, '07 07:57:09AM

You can get the same info plus more in System Profiler - Hardware - Bluetooth.



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10.4: See some details about the Bluetooth adapter
Authored by: ethanh on May 11, '07 09:31:31AM

Looks like that's the software version.



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10.4: See some details about the Bluetooth adapter
Authored by: Bottacco on May 11, '07 12:03:34PM

In my case, MacBook Pro 17" Core 2 Duo with buit-in bluetooth, when I click in the "BlueTooth Device Name" it shows the name, MAC address, Apple BlueTooth Software VersiĆ³n and the chipset manufacturer with the firmware version.

I also have a PowerMac G5 DP 2.7GHz with a D-Link DBT-120 USB bluetooth module and it works the same. Both machines are running Mac OS X 10.4.9 with all updates.



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10.4: See some details about the Bluetooth adapter
Authored by: zionthelion73 on May 11, '07 04:26:16PM

I have a USB Bluetooth DBT-120 with Apple firmware update and says

macaddress: xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx
Produttore: Cambridge Silicon Radio (h2.1586)(L2.1586) - i think is the chipset vendor
Version 1.7.14f14



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10.4: See some details about the Bluetooth adapter - but not all are well-labeled
Authored by: zahadum on May 12, '07 12:11:22PM

the 'hidden' info from the BT system prefs does show some but not all of the info for BT from System Profile ....

machine name: zahadum
device address: 11-11-11-11-11-11
apple BT software ver: 1.7 14f14
unlabeld field: UNKNOWN (H2.510) (L2.510)

by comparing this System Prefs summary for the 4th field ('unknown') with the full info obtained from System Profiler, i am assuming that the last field in teh Prefs is supposed to be for the OEM's name ... in the System Profiler:USB Info, the device name is ISSCBTA.

but if the usb details (name etc) are stored in the dongle's ROM, the why does the 'hidden' textfield that is toggled in the BT Sys Prefs indicate the name as 'unknown'? .... the always useful 'Peripheral Vision' (a bezel-services device-notifier does not report 'unknown' as the device name - it reports the same, full, info as the System Profiler usb info (namely 'ISSC BTA').

NB: google does indicate that ISSC is a major oem for BT Adadpters.


note: System Profiler reports the usb info (not the BT info) as containing a version numer (3.73) ... this presumably is NOT the BT rom version but the USB host adapter ROM version number, yes?

Version: 3.73
Bus Power (mA): 500
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Product ID: 0x1001
Vendor ID: 0x1131

By looking at the System Profiler, it is clear that the other strings in the 4th field of the Sys Prefs summary refer to the version numbers for the 'HCI' and 'LMP'-- but i dont kow exactly what these mean even after googling ;-)

Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 1.7.14f14
Hardware Settings: -
zahadum: -
Address: 11-11-11-11-11-11
Manufacturer: Unknown
Firmware Version: 2.510 (2.510)
Bluetooth Power: On
Discoverable: Yes
HCI Version: 2 ($2)
HCI Revision: 510 ($1fe)
LMP Version: 2 ($2)
LMP Subversion: 510 ($1fe)
Device Type (Major): Computer
Device Type (Complete): Desktop Computer
Composite Class Of Device: 1057028 ($102104)
Device Class (Major): 1 ($1)
Device Class (Minor): 1 ($1)
Service Class: 129 ($81)
Requires Authentication: No
Services: -
Bluetooth File Transfer: -
Folder other devices can browse: ~/Public
Requires Authentication: No
State: Enabled
Bluetooth File Exchange: -
Folder for accepted items: ~/Documents
Requires Authentication: No
When other items are accepted: Ask
When PIM items are accepted: Ask
When receiving items: Prompt for each file
State: Enabled
Devices (Paired, Favorites, etc): MyNokia6670:
Name: MyNokia6670
Address: 00-02-ee-fe-a9-20
Type: Phone
Services: SDP Server, Hands-Free Audio Gateway,
OBEX File Transfer, SyncMLClient,
Nokia OBEX PC Suite Services,
OBEX Object Push, Dial-Up Networking,
AppleAgent, Salling Clicker
Paired: Yes
Favorite: No
Connected: No
Incoming Serial Ports: -
Serial Port 1: -
Name: Bluetooth-PDA-Sync
RFCOMM Channel: 3
Requires Authentication: No
Outgoing Serial Ports: -
Serial Port 1: -
Address: 00-02-EE-FE-A9-20
Name: MyNokia6670-AppleAgent-1
RFCOMM Channel: 4
Requires Authentication: No
Serial Port 2: -
Address: 00-02-EE-FE-A9-20
Name: MyNokia6670-Dial-UpNetw-2
RFCOMM Channel: 2
Requires Authentication: No
Serial Port 3: -
Address: 00-02-EE-FE-A9-20
Name: Bluetooth-Modem
RFCOMM Channel: 2
Requires Authentication: No




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10.4: details 4 Bluetooth adapter - links for the Hci and Lmp info
Authored by: zahadum on May 12, '07 12:54:09PM
1) hmmm, while i noted that the oem of my BTA - ISSC - pops up in google searches for BTA's, i notice that it does NOT seem to be listed in the list of known vendors in the BT specs ... so i am not sure about the signifigance of that discrepency.

cf: vendor ID's for BT at http://www.holtmann.org/linux/bluetooth/hci.html

2) i was fl;ip when i said that google doesnt really enlighten much when it comes to the meaning of the H.xxxx and L.xxxx version-number info listed in Systen Profiler (and unlabaled in the Sys Prefs textfield toggle) ...

but that isnt really true ... the H series is for the host controller (transport) and the L series is for the link layer (setup etc).

http://www.palowireless.com/infotooth/tutorial/hci.asp
http://www.palowireless.com/infotooth/tutorial/Lmp.asp

these are very fine starting points for all dev things BT.

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