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10.7: Enable AirDrop on Macs without supported wireless hardware
Authored by: macguy918 on Oct 31, '11 09:04:51AM

I tried this. I have an original Macbook Air and a new iMac 27 inch, both running 10.7.2. I ran the terminal command on both machines.

This step did make Airdrop visible on the Macbook Air,and I can see it on the iMac. But when I try to send a file to the Macbook Air, I get an immediate response that the Macbook Air has refused my request. No dialog box to accept or decline ever appears on the Macbook Air.

When I try to go the other way, from the Macbook Air to the iMac, I get a message that "The Apple ID Certificate for "last name, first name" is invalid. The transfer has been cancelled."

Any ideas why this is happening would be appreciated.

thanks



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10.7: Enable AirDrop on Macs without supported wireless hardware
Authored by: benwiggy on Nov 03, '11 09:38:26AM

Yes, I get the same thing with 2006 C2D iMac and 2009 MacBook.

Ran the command on both machine; restarted both: I see the AirDrop icons for both computers, viewed on both computers, but transferring a file fails.

Turning off the Firewall stopped AirDrop from timing out, waiting for the other computer to accept; but now I get the message about the Apple ID certificate being invalid.



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10.7: Enable AirDrop on Macs without supported wireless hardware
Authored by: benwiggy on Nov 03, '11 10:27:40AM

Fixed it.

You need to delete the Apple ID from the Users & Groups System Pref, and then add it again (on both computers.)

AirDrop now works!



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