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Archived - Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: About the Bluetooth Firmware Update

The Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse software CD include a firmware updater. You can use it to update the firmware of your computer's built-in Bluetooth hardware or a D-Link DBT-120 (rev B2 or later) USB to Bluetooth adapter.

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About the Bluetooth Firmware Update

For optimal performance of the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, you should install the Bluetooth Firmware Update. The firmware update can improve the performance of the mouse and keyboard by decreasing connection and tracking issues.

Installing the firmware update lets you use keys on the Apple Wireless Keyboard during the startup process. This is important if you need to start up the computer from a CD, in target disk mode, or reset parameter RAM (PRAM), for example.

It also lets you wake the computer from sleep by clicking the Apple Wireless Mouse or pressing a key on the Apple Wireless Keyboard.

The firmware updater is available on the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse software CD. It is designed to update the built-in Bluetooth hardware of some Macintosh computers. To find out which computers have this hardware, see Bluetooth: Macintosh Computers With Built-In Bluetooth. You can also use it to update the D-Link DBT-120 USB Bluetooth adapter (rev B2 or later).

If you don't have an Apple Wireless Mouse or Apple Wireless Keyboard, you don't need to install this update.

Important: This updater does not add these features to other Bluetooth devices, including earlier revisions of the D-Link adapter and other USB Bluetooth adapters.

Installing the Bluetooth Firmware Update

  1. Install the keyboard and mouse software, which includes Apple Bluetooth 1.3 software. It's available on the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse software CD. Double-click the file named KeyboardAndMouse.pkg.
  2. If you have a D-Link DBT-120 USB Bluetooth adapter (rev B2 or later), make sure it is plugged into one of the computer's USB ports and not a port on a keyboard, display, or hub.
  3. Open the firmware updater from the install disc. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

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