bluetooth ?....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by the kid 05, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. the kid 05 macrumors regular

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    does apple sell the blue tooth option AFTER you bought your mac? cuz im wanting to get rid of my wired keyboard and mouse for wireless and i want to try bt, or are they any alternitve sources for bt or wireless?
     
  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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  3. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    You can't get internal Bluetooth installed in a Mac after you purchase it, however there are alternatives. Check this USB adapter out.
     
  4. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Go on the Apple Store, buy the D-Link Bluetooth Adapter.

    Its the only USB adapter supported by Mac OS and the Apple BT KB and Mouse.

    Other aftermarket adapters do not work. :)
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Apple recommend and sell a little D-Link USB Bluetooth adapter for the aftermarket. They can't sell the internal units separately, because then end users would be exposed to unshielded evil.
     
  6. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Haha....unshielded evil. That just made me laugh out loud.

    Thank you, iMeowbot.
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    That's not entirely true. I have had a generic bluetooth adapter on my Power Mac at home since I got the machine and on my iMac before that. It works with the Apple BT keyboard and mouse (and later a Logitech BT mouse) just fine.

    One thing it will not do, however, is allow the keyboard or mouse to wake the computer from sleep.
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I use a Belkin USB adapter myself – I've not encountered any problems using it rather than the D-Link. I'm very happily typing away on my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with it now, as it happens. :)

    EDIT: tobefirst is right about the sleep thing, mind. ;)
     
  9. the kid 05 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys/girls, ill look into that d-link thing as well as the wireless apple might mouse
     

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