3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 2:45 PM by babowa
The tigger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What is the bluetooth module - I think I need it to have a wireless keyboard


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: what is the bluetooth module?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,285 points)

    Bluetooth is built in; you can access it via System Preferences to pair the keyboard, etc.

    What year is your iMac? If you don't see a Bluetooth Pane in System Prefs, yours may not have it built in (most do, but there are some models that do not),

  • 2. Re: what is the bluetooth module?
    The tigger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    babowa thank you for your input. I bought this Imac second hand about a week ago. It is a massive lump with 32gb of ram and 8 cores and is about 2 years old I am running Mac OS Lion 10.7 - But I am new to Apple.

     

    I keep getting a USB warning and thought I would move to wireless since the wired mouse and keyboard are too short.

     

    BUT no sign of a bluetooth module, and like a newby I dont know what to do next.

     

    thank you

  • 3. Re: what is the bluetooth module?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,285 points)

    Well, it should have Bluetooth, but, just to make sure:

     

    Go to the Apple and click on About this Mac.

    Click on More Info.

    Click on system report.

    copy what it says under Hardware Overview (Model Identifier, etc - not the serial #)

    Then click on Bluetooth; you should get a similar screen:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-13 at 2.43.46 PM.png

    Post back what it says.