Kensington Bluetooth usb adapter

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  1. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    I just bought this USB adapter to use on my iBook, which it works fine. I want my mouse or my keyboard to wake up when asleep. But the Allow Bluetooth device to wake this computer is grayed out. Any reason why that is. Sorry for the double post but I thought I would get more replies here. Also does any one know if the D-link 120 does the same thing or should I just throw out the kensington and buy a dlink one
     
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    I've found that a lot of the neat Bluetooth options require either Apple's internal Bluetooth module, or the D-Link module, running Apple Bluetooth Firmware 1.08. Don't run this firmware update on any other Bluetooth module, or it will be borked.
     
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Support seems to be variable - I have the D-Link and it does give you the wake option, but it's only a 10m (Class 2) dongle, so i usually use an Akuma 100m (Class 1) one which supports headsets despite, according to Apple, the D-Link being the only dongle that is supposed to (and even then only after updating the firmware which makes it unusable on a PC). The Akuma doesn't have the wake option however..
     
  4. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I just bought the D-Link 120 and it still does the same thing. Which the wake up computer is grayed out. Is there something I'm doing wrong. Oh might this be the cause not using a apple mouse. But I think it should work anyway RIGHT. I even tryied it on my quicksilver and that does the same thing weird
     
  5. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Did you get the firmware update for it from apple?
    Might still not do anything for you - my mouse (BlueTake) doesn't have any of the Apple bluetooth mouse options (like battery warning etc), but it does do wake.
     
  6. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can you provide this link to this. I can't find it anywhere
     
  7. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Sorry - would have done it before but just too lazy :p

    The Apple Bluetooth page has links to the various updates listed under Software Updates

    You may actually have the Firmware updater already if you've used Software Update, and it'll be sitting in your Apps > Utilities folder.
     
  8. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Here is a picture of what I'm takling about. Notice that the wake is grayed out. Right now I'm using an USB apple keyboard and a BT MacMice mouse. What I can try later tonight I can hook up my BT keyboard and see if it changes
     

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  9. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Just be aware that doing the firmware update on the D-Link renders it inoperable on a PC (altho i haven't actually tested it). and DON'T use it on anything other than the D-Link.

    It's primarily to enable the D-Link to recognise headsets, so i don't know that it will fix the wake issue (and i can't remember if mine wasn't doing wake before i did the update)
     
  10. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just tried the firmware in my Utilites folder and got an error saying( that this BT device is not supported. This computer does not have an apple BT module installed it cna not be updated by this app)
     
  11. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    eh? This is with the D-Link DBT-120 plugged in? Can you see it listed in System Profiler (under USB)?

    maybe it's already up to date, but then i would have thought it would say so.. :confused:

    [edit] it does say so, cos i just tried it
    maybe try plugging it into a different port?
     

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