Aww crap:: Mini and bluetooth question..

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AWishForNoOne, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. AWishForNoOne macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2003
    Ok, the Mini doesn't come with a mouse or keyboard. That seems fine since it gives you the option of wired or bluetooth without any waste. But hold on a second. If you get a Mini and bluetooth peripherals, then how are you gonna set up your computer since the bluetooth devices aren''t set up yet?

    I don't intend on getting a Mini but this seemed like an interesting question.
  2. _pb_boi macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2004
    Having set up my aunties PC with bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse, I can say that the Bluetooth module was active immediately, and it picked up the keyboard and mouse with no hassle.

    I assume the Mini should be the same :)

  3. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    It plug and play......It don't plug and play. :D
  4. hcuar macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2004
    Yeah... I figure that Apple has already thought of this... ;) ROTFL! That would be a pretty funny mess up!
  5. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    When you get a BTO desktop Mac with BlueTooth and the wireless Keyboard/Mouse combo they are all set to start working out of the box.

    Before the Mac OS X setup assistant comes up after first turning on the computer you are asked to pair the Keyboard and Mouse via BlueTooth first.
  6. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    Bluetooth is pretty strong... picked up another wireless keyboard when i tried to set it up... lol
  7. AWishForNoOne thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2003
    That's what I figured. When the bluetooth mouse and keyboard first came out, it was mentioned somewhere that this sort of situation would be a problem but obviously Apple has it solved.
  8. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    The only problem that the bluetooth keyboard causes is when doing keyboard options during boot up, like resetting the PRAM. Can't do them. Other than that, the OS picks up the devices just fine when its fully booted.

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