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Bluetooth Antenna Amplification or Replacing Card


I use my Macbook Pro closed on a Book Ark stand like a desktop computer combining with a Thunderbolt Display. So the Macbook is a little bit far for the magic mouse and bluetooth keyboard.

I want to know if is it possible to amplify the bluetooth signal because my magic mouse is not very responsive. When I put the macbook (always closed) closer the mouse, it works better.

Is it possible to mount the Airport/Bluetooth 4.0 card of the 2012 Macbook Series ? I think the range is better no ? Where can I find this card if it's compatible because I can't find it on this website.



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Use a 3rd party USB Bluetooth Dongle & mouse connected to the display, much much easier. If you get the Dongle you might even be able to pait it to your magic mouse.

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Hi gregorycastellani,

Just saw your question and decided to have a look around for a posible solution.

These are two threads on Apple's support page that might be useful to troubleshoot your current situation.


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I've read that It's impossible to add a dongle when the Mac has integrated bluetooth. The integrated bluetooth has always priority...

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No, most dongles will work without problems: see [|this thread} @ Apple Discussions. If you have a dongle that's not working either there are other problems or it may be a new chipset that isn't supported.


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