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AirDrop is not functional, could I swap the AirPort Card?

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I’ve had this Late 2011 15” MacBook Pro for about a month now (got it off my Uncle) and I use it nearly day to day.
 
Just recently, when I wanted to share pictures from my iPhone to this specific Mac via AirDrop; my Mac would not show up in the AirDrop menu no matter what I did.
 
* I went to finder and to the AirDrop page, waited 10 minutes on that page to no avail
* Double checked the AirDrop settings on my iPhone were set to everyone
* Installed Mojave, Lion, Sierra, High Sierra to no avail. This is not a software issue I could now tell.
* Triple checked that it wasn’t a software issue or just my iPhone by getting my 13” version of this MacBook Pro and tried AirDropping files to that Mac, it worked, I received the pictures from my iPhone…
 
My question is that because I have a 13” Late 2011 MBP, could I just move the AirPort Card in the “13 over to my 15” late 2011 MBP? Are they cross-compatible or do I need a specific card for the 15” MBP?
 
Thanks in advance!
 
=== Update (11/03/2018) ===
 
Okay, I did some research on the cards and I do see they are indeed cross-compatible. Before I spend my time doing this swap, would swapping cards solve my problem?
 
=== Update (11/03/2018) ===
 
I just swapped the AirPort boards. No dice. AirDrop still doesn’t work. I am skunked on this one. No security settings are preventing AirDrop from running.

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

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Modifié par : Aaron Cooke ,

Titre:

AirDrop is not functional, could I swap the AirPort Card?

Texte:

I’ve had this Late 2011 15” MacBook Pro for about a month now (got it off my Uncle) and I use it nearly day to day.
 
Just recently, when I wanted to share pictures from my iPhone to this specific Mac via AirDrop; my Mac would not show up in the AirDrop menu no matter what I did.
 
* I went to finder and to the AirDrop page, waited 10 minutes on that page to no avail
* Double checked the AirDrop settings on my iPhone were set to everyone
* Installed Mojave, Lion, Sierra, High Sierra to no avail. This is not a software issue I could now tell.
* Triple checked that it wasn’t a software issue or just my iPhone by getting my 13” version of this MacBook Pro and tried AirDropping files to that Mac, it worked, I received the pictures from my iPhone…
My question is that because I have a 13” Late 2011 MBP, could I just move the AirPort Card in the “13 over to my 15” late 2011 MBP? Are they cross-compatible or do I need a specific card for the 15” MBP?
 
Thanks in advance!
 
=== Update (11/03/2018) ===
Okay, I did some research on the cards and I do see they are indeed cross-compatible. Before I spend my time doing this swap, would swapping cards solve my problem?
 
=== Update (11/03/2018) ===
I just swapped the AirPort boards. No dice. AirDrop still doesn’t work. I am skunked on this one. No security settings are preventing AirDrop from running.

Appareil:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Statut:

open

Modifié par : Aaron Cooke ,

Titre:

AirDrop is not functional, could I swap the AirPort Card?

Texte:

I’ve had this Late 2011 15” MacBook Pro for about a month now (got it off my Uncle) and I use it nearly day to day.
 
Just recently, when I wanted to share pictures from my iPhone to this specific Mac via AirDrop; my Mac would not show up in the AirDrop menu no matter what I did.
 
* I went to finder and to the AirDrop page, waited 10 minutes on that page to no avail
* Double checked the AirDrop settings on my iPhone were set to everyone
* Installed Mojave, Lion, Sierra, High Sierra to no avail. This is not a software issue I could now tell.
* Triple checked that it wasn’t a software issue or just my iPhone by getting my 13” version of this MacBook Pro and tried AirDropping files to that Mac, it worked, I received the pictures from my iPhone…
My question is that because I have a 13” Late 2011 MBP, could I just move the AirPort Card in the “13 over to my 15” late 2011 MBP? Are they cross-compatible or do I need a specific card for the 15” MBP?
 
Thanks in advance!
 
=== Update (11/03/2018) ===
Okay, I did some research on the cards and I do see they are indeed cross-compatible. Before I spend my time doing this swap, would swapping cards solve my problem?

Appareil:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Statut:

open

Modifié par : Aaron Cooke ,

Titre:

AirDrop is not functional, time to replacecould I swap the AirPort Card?
AirDrop is not functional, time to replacecould I swap the AirPort Card?

Texte:

I’ve had this Late 2011 15” MacBook Pro for about a month now (got it off my Uncle) and I use it nearly day to day.
 
Just recently, when I wanted to share pictures from my iPhone to this specific Mac via AirDrop; my Mac would not show up in the AirDrop menu no matter what I did.
 
* I went to finder and to the AirDrop page, waited 10 minutes on that page to no avail
* Double checked the AirDrop settings on my iPhone were set to everyone
* Installed Mojave, Lion, Sierra, High Sierra to no avail. This is not a software issue I could now tell.
* Triple checked that it wasn’t a software issue or just my iPhone by getting my 13” version of this MacBook Pro and tried AirDropping files to that Mac, it worked, I received the pictures from my iPhone…
 
My question is that because I have a 13” Late 2011 MBP, could I just move the AirPort Card in the “13 over to my 15” late 2011 MBP? Are they cross-compatible or do I need a specific card for the 15” MBP?
 
Thanks in advance!

Appareil:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Statut:

open

Message d'origine par : Aaron Cooke ,

Titre:

AirDrop is not functional, time to replace the AirPort Card?

Texte:

I’ve had this Late 2011 15” MacBook Pro for about a month now (got it off my Uncle) and I use it nearly day to day.

Just recently, when I wanted to share pictures from my iPhone to this specific Mac via AirDrop; my Mac would not show up in the AirDrop menu no matter what I did.

* I went to finder and to the AirDrop page, waited 10 minutes on that page to no avail
* Double checked the AirDrop settings on my iPhone were set to everyone
* Installed Mojave, Lion, Sierra, High Sierra to no avail. This is not a software issue I could now tell.
* Triple checked that it wasn’t a software issue or just my iPhone by getting my 13” version of this MacBook Pro and tried AirDropping files to that Mac, it worked, I received the pictures from my iPhone…

My question is that because I have a 13” Late 2011 MBP, could I just move the AirPort Card in the “13 over to my 15” late 2011 MBP? Are they cross-compatible or do I need a specific card for the 15” MBP?

Thanks in advance!

Appareil:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Statut:

open