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Enable AirDrop on Macs without supported wireless hardware

I posted this here to get wide coverage and because it's a great way to enable your older Macs for Air Drop which currently do not support it. This is taken from the OS X Hints forum which is run by MacWorld Magazine and is freely available to everyone.
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Nice find and thanks for sharing Charlie. Just what is needed for my older iMac

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Great!
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chscag, works perfectly. I so owe you my friend!

Tried to Rep you but have to spread it around!
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I was just thinking that I should post this here because of how happy it would make dtravis7. Nice work, chscag.
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I was just thinking that I should post this here because of how happy it would make dtravis7. Nice work, chscag.
Thank you so much my friend for thinking of me. Very nice feature.

Guess I should read Mac World a bit more than I do!
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Great info.
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This works great on my 09 Mac Mini and 07 MBP, but my wife's 2011 MBA couldn't see either of my Macs.

Not a problem says I, because the article says you have to run the terminal script on the newer machine too. I did that and she can now see my Macs, but can neither send nor receive files.
No problem sending and receiving between my older Macs.

Thoughts? Or a fix?

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Thanks for that link. Tried to do a rep bump but apparently you were the last to get a rep from me. I go to that site almost daily how did I miss that tip?

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