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Chapter 17. Managing Files Using a Netwo... > Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Netw...

Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network

Macintosh computers have several methods for creating networks. There are standard networks using Ethernet cables, and hubs; there are wireless networks; and then there are Bluetooth networks. Bluetooth () technology is not so much a network, as it is a simple wireless technology that lets you transmit files and data to any other Bluetooth equipped device. For example, you could use Bluetooth to sync to your Bluetooth PDA, or even use your Address Book, and Bluetooth to automatically dial your Bluetooth cell phone. If you really want to throw away the cables, Apple even makes a Bluetooth enabled keyboard and mouse. Bluetooth uses radio signals to communicate with any other Bluetooth device, up to a maximum range of thirty feet. Think of it this way, any Bluetooth device can communicate with any other Bluetooth device, if they are both turned on and within thirty feet of each other.

Set Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network

Turn on the Bluetooth device and place it within 30 feet of your computer.

Open the Applications folder, double-click the Utilities folder, and then double-click the Bluetooth Setup Assistant icon.

Click Continue.

If Bluetooth is turned off, you are instructed to turn it on before proceeding.

Select a Bluetooth device from the available options.

Click Continue.

Select the Bluetooth device from the scan window.

Click Continue.

Enter a Passkey, and then click Continue.

Enter the same Passkey on your device.

Select from the following options:

  • Set Up Another Device

  • Go Back

  • Quit


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