1 wireless keyboard/mouse 2 macs?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by drift, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. drift macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2004

    I'm going to order the new imac in the next day or so and i'll be getting the wireless keyboard/mouse bluetooth options.

    I was wondering, if I buy an additional bluetooth usb module, is there a way to also run both new and old imacs from 1 keyboard/mouse?

    Old imac is 17" flat panel.
  2. Blurb macrumors member

    May 7, 2004
    I use the BT-500 mouse on both my PB 15" and my G4 17" FP iMac. I bought a bluetooth USB dongle for the iMac from Belkin, but had the bluetooth built-in with the PB.

    I just don't use the two 'puters at the same time/place. But have never had a problem with this setup.
  3. diamond geezer macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004
    Make sure you buy the D-Link DBT-120 USB bluetooth dongle. This is the only one that will work properly (although you need to flash it with Apple's Bluetooth software).

    All other USB Bluetooth adapters will not work 100% You will find you can't awake the machine from sleep with the keyboard and also can't use system startup modifier keys (C = CD-ROM, Option = choosing boot device, Zapping PRAM etc).

    READ the info that comes with your keyboard and mouse, it explains all.
  4. drift thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2004
    Thanks for the info :) I'll be sure ang get the right bletooth

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