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terlga
May 2, 2004, 06:29 AM
G4 Panther.
I have just purchased the MX900 and the mouse works fine. When I open the bluetooth set up assistant I get a message saying no bluetooth hardware found. Is this because I need Logitech drivers for this device which are not yet available? Also I have tried to connect my Nokia 6600 to the hub and the message I get is no bluetooth devices found. My Apple bluetooth software is up to date, does it only apply to the apple D-Link bluetooth adapter ?

mkrishnan
May 2, 2004, 07:52 AM
G4 Panther.
I have just purchased the MX900 and the mouse works fine. When I open the bluetooth set up assistant I get a message saying no bluetooth hardware found. Is this because I need Logitech drivers for this device which are not yet available? Also I have tried to connect my Nokia 6600 to the hub and the message I get is no bluetooth devices found. My Apple bluetooth software is up to date, does it only apply to the apple D-Link bluetooth adapter ?

Sounds like you already know bluetooth, but just in case, have you set the computer itself to Discoverable? When the computer is doing the discovering, it shouldn't need to be, but I've found sometimes that things don't work right with my Nokia 3650 and my iBook if my iBook is not discoverable.

Or does the (bluetooth) mouse work, but even still the computer thinks it doesn't have a bluetooth wireless port at all?

terlga
May 2, 2004, 07:57 AM
Thanks Mkrishnan,
how do I set the computer to discoverable?

mkrishnan
May 3, 2004, 06:31 AM
Thanks Mkrishnan,
how do I set the computer to discoverable?

Do you have a bluetooth status indicator in your menu bar? If so, the option is there. Otherwise it's in system preferences / bluetooth / settings -- see the picture attached. But only works if the computer already thinks it has a bluetooth port, I think. :(

terlga
May 3, 2004, 09:22 AM
The bluetooth icon is greyed out in the menu bar, and no bluetooth icon is in system preferences.

Grimace
May 3, 2004, 10:55 AM
The bluetooth icon is greyed out in the menu bar, and no bluetooth icon is in system preferences.

I hate to ask a stupid question, but do you even have bluetooth on your machine? If you are using an external bluetooth dongle, the Apple settings probably won't apply. Check on/off switches on the bottom - some of these devices hide them pretty well.

terlga
May 4, 2004, 02:58 AM
Hi Carletonmusic.
The MX 900 is a BT mouse with a BT base station/charger connected to the mac via usb, the mouse works fine, but base station is not seen by my mac, BT icon in menubar is greyed out with wiggly line through it.

sixtus42
May 4, 2004, 03:50 AM
Your Mac doesn't have bluetooth
Your MX900 base station is connected via usb to the Mac
The mouse works fine
That means: The base station talks BT to the mouse and looks like a regular usb-mouse to the system. Your Mac does not recognize the base station as a BT-adapter, but as a usb-mouse.


Now, it would be interesting to know, if you can hook up the mx900 directly to a BT-Mac w/o the base station for all of us mobile Macers... The MS mouse works fine btw, but the battery handling sucks (doesn't have an on/off switch)

Dunepilot
May 4, 2004, 04:07 AM
Hi there,

I bought one of those too (with the companion bluetooth keyboard from Logitech). Basically, you cannot get Panther to recognise the dongle/base station as a regular bluetooth adaptor. There aren't any logitech drivers, and I haven't seen any hint that they intend to develop any either. I am going to return mine to the shop in the next couple of days.

Also, you may have noticed that the mouse has terrible performance (very laggy). This can be overcome by downloading a shareware utility called USB Overdrive, and setting up the responsiveness (plus setting up each of the extra buttons on the mouse that way). Hope that's helpful

terlga
May 4, 2004, 10:21 AM
I have bitten the bullet and bought a BT D-Link adaptor, the mouse works
fine and I use the base-station only as a charger, also I have got my Mobile phone synced up, so problem sorted for the time being until Logitech bring out drivers for Macs.