Bluetooth Pairing Request; what is it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi,
    I have a late 2007 24" Al iMac, 2.4GHz, with a BT Mighty Mouse. Tonight, for the first time ever, I got two separate dialog boxes titled "Bluetooth Pairing Request", one from Ana and one from Lydia. Neither of these are my names. I recently moved into this apartment complex. Could the pairing requests be coming from a neighbor?
    To answer myself, I think it is coming from a neighbor. I just went into the BT menu and clicked on Set Up Bluetooth Device. It didn't find my MM, but it did find a couple of mobile phones with the above names. Anyway, I rejected those two original pairing requests. I also have Airport turned off. So I don't think anyone can access my iMac.
    Thanks for any additional info on this pairing stuff. I've never come across it before.
     
  2. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    I don't use bluetooth much, but I think you can put a damper on this by unchecking "Discoverable" in Bluetooth preferences, which i believe means other Bluetooth devices then can't find your computer. I could be wrong though.
     
  3. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

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    yep that's all it takes. but hey it is a chance to meet females don't pass it up. they must be pretty close to pick them up.
     
  4. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the reassurance! ;)

    Heheheheheheheheeh. :D
     
  5. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Thanks for the info! :) I do have Discoverable checked in the BT menu. I'm unchecking it now.
     

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