Passkey for Bluetooth?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by renegawlt, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    My Bluetooth worked fine with my other Macbook. That Macbook was recently replaced, however, with anew one. All files were backed up w Time Machine and are now in the new machine. I just tried to send a photo from my Blackberry via Bluetooth, and they couldn't find each other. Both discoverable. I then went on my Blackberry to set up Bluetooth, and it found the macbook and I got all excited. Then it asked for the dreaded "numeric passkey." Um. Whut? I have no passkey. I have "I have no passkey" checked in my computer's Bluetooth.

    Any ideas of how to make these two labor-saving automagical tools cooperate? Before defenestration occurs?

    Thanks
    Rene
     
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    r.j.s

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    The bluetooth passkey can be any number, they just have to be the same on both devices.
     
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    Chris.L

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    Did you try just leaving the box empty and pressing ok?
     
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    madog

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    That's suually when you are connecting two computers, or phones or some combination thereof (which should be the case here). Otherwise, it is usually a standard passkey which is typically 0000 when connecting certain devices that you can't type with (say a BT headset). Otherwise you'll find it in the manual for the BT device.

    Usually sending files through BT with a Mac (to/from a phone) is better done with the BT send file command from whatever device, as opposed to connecting to the device and navigating through the files. At least, I always had more success that way with the BT phones I have used with a Mac.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Bluetooth

    Hey can anyone tell me how to find the pass key for bluetooth on my ipod touch its getting me really frustrated
     

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