Using the Apple Wireless Keyboard with windows

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Erv, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Erv macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2003
    Hi everybody, this is my first post here at macforums, though i have been reading here for a while now. Good site.

    My qustion for the experts is this:
    I want to use a standard Apple Wireless//cordless keyboard with my windows XP machine .. is this possible?
    If so ide appreiciate any guidence on how to make it happen.

    I just want to know beforen i spend any money on the hardware...
  2. powerbookje macrumors member


    Jun 1, 2003
    I don't think this is possible, the mouse and keyboard use frequency hopping, not sure if wondoze supports this? just get a mac...
  3. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2003
    Adelaide, Australia
    I use an LG radio frequency wireless keyboard and mouse, And don't have any troubles, however the apple gear uses Bluetooh. If your computer is bluetooh enabled it probably will work.

    Best bet is to go in buy it and ask if it doesn't work, can you return it. Otherwise you could purchase an array of wireless equiptment from other vendors. In my opinion LogiTech make the best wireless KB and Mouse combos.

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  4. kcmyl macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2003
    Before my G4 ibook arrived, I entertained the idea of using the Apple Wireless Keyboard with Windows, so I went out and bought one. I even got the two paired up successfully, but the bluetooth wizard reported that there are no discoverable services offered by the keyboard.

    Anyone else out there who tried this as well?
  5. Sabbath macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    I use both the apple wirteless mouse and keyboard with my PC, when I'm not using them with my iBook. I use the D-Link USB adapter that Apple recommends and I swap it across from iBook to PC. The PC recognises both just fine,, I simply have to click the mouse and press one key on the keyboard at the log in screen, and wait 1 second and Im up and running just fine.

    I know of one other person who tried and got them to work, I replied to one of his posts asking the same question on MacNN. He had to hack some drivers to get it to work, but I had no troubles at all.

    If you need anymore info i'll try my best when my hangover has worn off :/

    fyi im running winxp pro on my PC

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