Aww crap:: Mini and bluetooth question..

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AWishForNoOne, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    Ok, the Mini doesn't come with a mouse or keyboard. That seems fine since it gives you the option of wired or bluetooth without any waste. But hold on a second. If you get a Mini and bluetooth peripherals, then how are you gonna set up your computer since the bluetooth devices aren''t set up yet?

    I don't intend on getting a Mini but this seemed like an interesting question.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Having set up my aunties PC with bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse, I can say that the Bluetooth module was active immediately, and it picked up the keyboard and mouse with no hassle.

    I assume the Mini should be the same :)

    andy.
     
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    sjpetry

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    It plug and play......It don't plug and play. :D
     
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    hcuar

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    Yeah... I figure that Apple has already thought of this... ;) ROTFL! That would be a pretty funny mess up!
     
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    Sayer

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    When you get a BTO desktop Mac with BlueTooth and the wireless Keyboard/Mouse combo they are all set to start working out of the box.

    Before the Mac OS X setup assistant comes up after first turning on the computer you are asked to pair the Keyboard and Mouse via BlueTooth first.
     
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    Phat_Pat

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    Bluetooth is pretty strong... picked up another wireless keyboard when i tried to set it up... lol
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I figured. When the bluetooth mouse and keyboard first came out, it was mentioned somewhere that this sort of situation would be a problem but obviously Apple has it solved.
     
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    varmit

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    The only problem that the bluetooth keyboard causes is when doing keyboard options during boot up, like resetting the PRAM. Can't do them. Other than that, the OS picks up the devices just fine when its fully booted.
     

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