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Getting Bluetooth devices rediscovered after sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/02/13 - AES

How do I get my laptop to reconnect to a wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard and mouse after it's been put to sleep, used at another location, and returned home?

I use an Apple wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard and mouse with my laptop at my desk -- all works fine. Occasionally I put the iBook to sleep, carry it somewhere else, and use it there without the mouse or keyboard. When I wake the iBook at the remote location I usually see some transient message saying something like "Keyboard not discovered" flash by very quickly.

When I put the iBook back to sleep, return it to my desk, and awaken it, the keyboard and mouse don't seem to automatically get re-recognized or re-discovered and reconnected. I either have to go through the Bluetooth initial setup procedures for the keyboard and mouse again, or restart the iBook (which does connect the two units).

Is there a way to make this happen automatically?

Message #2 - Posted 2005/02/13 - Niels Jørgen Kruse

AES wrote:

How do I get my laptop to reconnect to a wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard and mouse after it's been put to sleep, used at another location, and returned home?

I use an Apple wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard and mouse with my laptop at my desk -- all works fine. Occasionally I put the iBook to sleep, carry it somewhere else, and use it there without the mouse or keyboard. When I wake the iBook at the remote location I usually see some transient message saying something like "Keyboard not discovered" flash by very quickly.

When I put the iBook back to sleep, return it to my desk, and awaken it, the keyboard and mouse don't seem to automatically get re-recognized or re-discovered and reconnected. I either have to go through the Bluetooth initial setup procedures for the keyboard and mouse again, or restart the iBook (which does connect the two units).

Is there a way to make this happen automatically?

Make sure that your keyboard and mouse are registered as favourites in the bluetooth preference panel.

Mvh./Regards, Niels J¯rgen Kruse, Vanl¯se, Denmark

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