Two Bluetooth Mice???

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Grimace, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

    Grimace

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    What happens if you use a bluetooth mouse with a powerbook, but then have a G5 sitting around that also uses a bluetooth mouse.

    Do the mice fight?? (seriously, what happens?)
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You have to pair the device with a given computer. It's not like somebody could just walk into your computer area and turn on a bluetooth mouse and have control of your mouse movement. The computer and the device both have to be introduced to each other first.
     
  3. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    so essentially I'd have a powerbook BT mouse working on a different frequency than the PowerMac BT mouse - right??
     
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    Bluetooth chip has software controls and identity coding to make sure it works only with the device you pair. As per avoiding interaction with other radio devices, it uses frequency hopping.
    cheers
     
  5. stoid macrumors 601

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    So it would be theoretically possible to set up a computer lab using 50+ computers in the same room all using BT mice?

    Too bad wireless mice would have a greater tendency to find their way into pockets. It would be really cool to have a bunch of FP iMacs with wireless Apple keyboards and mice. Very minimalistic.

    I can't wait to see where wireless technology is in 10 years. Imagine a compact HD that you just carry in your shirt pocket that you can sync up with any computer you sit down at! Future of the iPod?!?
     
  6. Nik_Doof macrumors regular

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    Bluetooth paired traffic is also encrypted, helps if your using a BT keyboard and someone gets sniffing BT traffic :)
     
  7. raiderz182 macrumors regular

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    simple solution - give me one and you won't have that problem :)
     
  8. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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