Bluetooth questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jj1985, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. jj1985 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2005
    Powermac G5.
    Have moved this computer to another room, and as a result of it being behind a thick wall, the internal bluetooth does not have sufficient range to use the mouse and keyboard.
    Attempted to resolve this by buying a third party bluetooth dongle, one made by kensington, and have plugged that in it this room with a USB extension.
    3 Questions:

    1. Is it possible to turn off the inside module to allow only the USB one to function? (To prevent confusion as to which device a bluetooth device is pairing to)

    2. Is it possible to enable wake up over bluetooth?

    3. As you have to wake up the comp my manually going into the other room and pressing the on switch to wake it up, for some reason it makes the bluetooth go funny. The Bluetooth Icon Has a jagged line going through it, and the bluetooth mouse and keyboard do not work.

    Any suggestions?
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    1. yes

    2. don't remember the answer, but search the forums have I have seen the question before.

    3. well you could just not let you mac sleep

    4. there bluetooth usb sticks with external antennas for extended ranges. I believe Linksys makes. it range is 100 meters. there isn't mac drivers, but that doesn't mean it won't work because it could have the same chipset as another usb bluetooth adaptor, i.e. it might work. I'd google around if there is support for it.
  3. Rory Manton macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

    Dec 13, 2005
    Yeovil Somerset
    Not a clue about any of that being a compleat novice myself.


    I keep getting things downloaded from "mrs Wiggles" who I think is one of my naighbours.Nothing Realy intersesting ,yet , but theres hope!:D

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