Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Bluetooth Keyboard Question

This is a discussion on Bluetooth Keyboard Question within the iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3 forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Just wondering, because I'm thinking about getting the Apple wireless keyboard - can you still use it even if your not in Wifi range? Will ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    iPad Noob!
    Member #
    5360
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2

    Bluetooth Keyboard Question

    Just wondering, because I'm thinking about getting the Apple wireless keyboard - can you still use it even if your not in Wifi range? Will the keyboard still be detected by the bluetooth without wifi or does the bluetooth need the wifi to work? Thanks!

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPad Ninja
    Member #
    5175
    Liked
    2 times
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,032
    Just needs Bluetooth, don't think it would need WiFi.

  4. #3
    iPad Noob!
    Member #
    5360
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2
    so no WiFi is needed to use the bluetooth keyboard, pretty much? Sweet! Thanks

  5. #4
    iPad Junkie!
    Member #
    477
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Dublin, CA
    Posts
    111
    WiFi is what your iPad needs to connect to the Internet. Bluetooth is what the iPad needs to connect to the keyboard. WiFi and Bluetooth are independent of each other.
    iPad WiFi+3G, 64GB

  6. #5
    iPad Enthusiast!
    Member #
    4286
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    50
    I have the apple wireless keyboard and its really good. I think you'll like it wbrocks. Its really small, light and thin, but its big enough to type on comfortably. Also, it works flawlessly.

  7. #6
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    61788
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    32

    Will iPaq bluetooth keyboard pair with iPad2?

    Hi. I have an iPaq bluetooth keyboard, but I can't get my iPad2 to discover it. Is there something special I need to do? Or are only apple-oriented Human Interface Devices able to pair with iPad2?
    Thanks!

  8. #7
    iPad Addict
    Member #
    121
    Liked
    87 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Posts
    1,293
    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseB View Post
    Hi. I have an iPaq bluetooth keyboard, but I can't get my iPad2 to discover it. Is there something special I need to do? Or are only apple-oriented Human Interface Devices able to pair with iPad2?
    Thanks!
    I can use a Microsoft 6000 bluetooth travel keyboard with my iPad 2 so the problem you're having is not with Apple. You might take a look at some of the reviews for the iPaq bluetooth keyboard on Amazon. I've never used one but it does seem to have some "quirks" that might help you diagnose the problems you're having.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/HP-Ipaq-Bluetooth-Folding-Keyboard/dp/B00074U4VE]Amazon.com: HP Ipaq Bluetooth Folding Keyboard: Electronics[/ame]

  9. #8
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    61788
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    32
    [QUOTE="jsh1120"]

    I can use a Microsoft 6000 bluetooth travel keyboard with my iPad 2 so the problem you're having is not with Apple. You might take a look at some of the reviews for the iPaq bluetooth keyboard on Amazon. I've never used one but it does seem to have some "quirks" that might help you diagnose the problems you're having.

    Thank you. I am thinking of the Logitech Keyboard, since it also doubles as a protective cover. I had thought to try the iPaq one I have first. Just kind of amazed it didn't work... Oh well. Thanks for quick response!

  10. #9
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    17825
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    79
    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseB
    Hi. I have an iPaq bluetooth keyboard, but I can't get my iPad2 to discover it. Is there something special I need to do? Or are only apple-oriented Human Interface Devices able to pair with iPad2?
    Thanks!
    Did you go into settings on the iPad and in the general tab turn Bluetooth on?

  11. #10
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    61788
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    32

    IPaq Bluetooth keyboard for iPad?

    Yes. Bluetooth was set to on for iPad, and keyboard was in discoverable mode (yellow light) and right next to iPad. (new batteries)
    The iPad just kept scanning for discoverable devices and finally quit.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Bluetooth logitech dingo keyboard OK with iPad
    By Frog88 in forum iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-06-2010, 03:09 PM
  2. Best Bluetooth Keyboard no longer made. . .
    By drt_byk in forum iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-09-2010, 12:29 AM
  3. Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
    By terrclymac in forum iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-05-2010, 01:26 PM
  4. iPad dock keyboard vs bluetooth keyboard
    By Finnedog in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-29-2010, 08:58 AM
  5. Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
    By wot_fan in forum iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-21-2010, 05:04 PM

Search tags for this page

bluetooth works without wifi?
,
can bluetooth work without internet
,

does bluetooth work without internet

,
does bluetooth work without internet connection
,

does bluetooth work without wifi

,
hp ipad keyboard
,
hp ipaq bluetooth keyboard ipad
,
hp ipaq bluetooth keyboard iphone
Click on a term to search for related topics.