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?

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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.

  • No to your question title, Yes to the body question!

  • 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