On Fri, Aug 4, 2023 at 8:11 PM Ted Roche <tedroche@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 4, 2023 at 5:44 PM Jack Craig <jack.craig.aptos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> which is best? usb(dongle) or BT ??
I think the USB unifying receiver makes the mouse and keyboard work
exactly like any wired device. No need for special drivers or
configuring bluetooth. It also means you have the keyboard available
on boot, before drivers are available, if you need to hit F1 or F12 or
DELL to update boot options or access the machine's BIOS/EFI
I agree, but there are USB wifi "dongles" that support HID proxy mode. From 2014:
Apple has supported bluetooth mouse and KB for years. Some work was needed to
configure linux to recognize the keyboard and mouse.
Intel Compute Stick can use BT keyboards During POST and in BIOS:
You do need USB keyboard and mouse to pair BT devices with the Stick.
Recent "enterprise" level systems have pretty full network support in
"BIOS" with "Wake on WAN" so updates can be force fed to cubicle farms.
Since BTLE is used by some two-factor authentication schemes (e.g., for
proximity to a portable device), I expect it is inevitable that some form of BT
will appear on enterprise devices, probably a small BT/HID stack similar to what
USB dongles provide so they can configure systems so USB is not available.
George N. White III
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