Do I need wifi on for bluetooth wireless keyboard to work?

I have my DSL wired to my iMac with the wifi off. Will the bluetooth wireless keyboard work with my wifi off?

  • Asked by John T from Santa Monica
  • Aug 1, 2010
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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Bluetooth and wifi are separate. Bluetooth doesn't work off of wifi your computer will need to be bluetooth capable.

    • Answered by Anthony E from Sergeant Bluff
    • Aug 16, 2010
  • No to your question title, Yes to the body question!

    • Answered by David H from Melbourne
    • Aug 7, 2010
  • Your choice, if you have bluetooth on your computer, it will work with bluetooth connection (30 feet) the wi-fi way requires an iphone, ipad, or ipod touch. use a VNC application and set the keyboard use to all the time. just make sure the keyboard is connected to the iphone/ipad/ipod touch

    • Answered by Jeb A from Apple Valley
    • Mar 21, 2011