HOW TO CONNECT WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE WITH YOUR LAPTOP (computer and technology)



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How to Connect Wireless Keyboard to PC

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This wikiHow teaches you how to connect a wireless keyboard to your Windows computer. Wireless keyboards are generally connected via either a receiver or a Bluetooth connection.

Steps

Connecting a Wireless Receiver Keyboard

  1. Plug in the keyboard's receiver.The receiver should fit into one of your computer's USB ports, which are the thin, rectangular slots found on the sides of laptops and on the front of desktops' CPUs.
    • Depending on your computer's operating system, you may be prompted to click a pop-up window confirming that you'd like to allow the receiver to use the USB port.
  2. Turn on your keyboard.To do so, you must first locate the On/Off switch. Its location will vary depending on the keyboard, so look on the bottom, back, and sides of the keyboard.
    • If your keyboard uses batteries, you'll also need to make sure it has a fresh set before continuing.
    • Many Bluetooth keyboards use built-in, rechargeable batteries instead of AAs or AAAs, so if your keyboard came with a charger, consider charging it for awhile before turning it on.
  3. Press your keyboard's "Connect" button.While this button's location will vary depending on the keyboard, you can usually find the "Connect" button somewhere on the sides or the top of the keyboard.
  4. Try opening Word or Notepad and typing.If your typing shows up on-screen, your keyboard has successfully been connected.
    • If the typing doesn't work, try turning your keyboard off and then on again.
    • Your keyboard may have a light that begins blinking when you press the "Connect" button. This light will usually solidify once the keyboard is connected.

Connecting a Bluetooth Keyboard on Windows 10

  1. Open the Start menu.Do this either by clicking the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen, or by pressing the key on your computer's keyboard.
  2. Click .This button is near the bottom-left corner of the Start window.
  3. ClickDevices.It's near the middle of the page.
  4. ClickBluetooth & other devices.This tab is on the left side of the page.
  5. Click the switch beneath the "Bluetooth" heading.Doing so will turn on your computer's Bluetooth feature.
  6. Turn on your keyboard.To do so, you must first locate the On/Off switch. Its location will vary depending on the keyboard, so look on the bottom, back, and sides of the keyboard.
    • If your keyboard uses batteries, you'll also need to make sure it has a fresh set before continuing.
    • Many Bluetooth keyboards use built-in, rechargeable batteries instead of AAs or AAAs, so if your keyboard came with a charger, consider charging it for awhile before turning it on.
  7. Look for the keyboard's name.After a few seconds, it should appear beneath the "Mouse, keyboard, & pen" heading on this page.
    • Your keyboard may have a pairing button that you must first press before it will show up in the Bluetooth menu.
    • If the keyboard doesn't show up on this page, turn your computer's Bluetooth off and then on again.
  8. Click the keyboard's name, then click .You'll seePairbelow the keyboard's name. This will add your keyboard to your computer's list of paired items; you should now be able to use it like a regular keyboard.

Connecting a Bluetooth Keyboard on Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.Do this either by clicking the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen, or by pressing the key on your computer's keyboard.
  2. ClickDevices and Printers.This button should be on the right side of the Start window, just below theControl Paneloption.
    • If you don't see this option, typedevices and printersinto the "Search" field at the bottom of the Start window, then clickDevices and Printers.
  3. ClickAdd a device.This link is in the top-left side of the Devices and Printers window.
  4. Turn on your keyboard.To do so, you must first locate the On/Off switch. Its location will vary depending on the keyboard, so look on the bottom, back, and sides of the keyboard.
    • If your keyboard uses batteries, you'll also need to make sure it has a fresh set before continuing.
    • Many Bluetooth keyboards use built-in, rechargeable batteries instead of AAs or AAAs, so if your keyboard came with a charger, consider charging it for awhile before turning it on.
  5. Look for the keyboard's name.After a few seconds, it should appear beneath the "Bluetooth" heading.
    • Your keyboard may have a pairing button that you must first press before it will show up in the Bluetooth menu.
    • If you don't see your keyboard's name, your Windows 7 computer might not support Bluetooth. You can fix this by purchasing a Bluetooth adapter.
  6. Click .It's in the bottom-right corner of the window.
  7. Wait for your keyboard to finish connecting.This process may take a few minutes. Once it completes, you should be able to use your wireless keyboard like a normal keyboard.

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  • Question
    What should I do if my wireless keyboard didn't come with a receiver?
    Top Answerer
    See if the keyboard is connected through Bluetooth. If it is, try using a USB Bluetooth adapter and search for it. If it's not on Bluetooth, see if you can connect it through the internet. Finally, if it's not either of those, send a message to the company that made it, and double-check the box for receivers or wires.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Do I need to uninstall the current wireless keyboard before installing a new one?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, you don't have to uninstall the first keyboard if you don't want to. You can connect multiple wireless devices to the same computer.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Do I need a wireless PC to connect to a Logitech K400 keyboard?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You will need a Logitech wireless USB adapter. However, as Logitech has made their wireless receivers universal among their products, you can use the same adapter for the mouse and any other wireless Logitech devices.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I connect a wireless keyboard to a MacBook with no USB?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    I'm assuming this wireless keyboard uses a USB dongle to connect the two devices. If so, you'll have to use a USB dongle on the MacBook.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I access the BIOS set up with a wireless key board?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    By Bluetooth. There would be a Bluetooth sign on the computer; if there isn't, check the settings.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • How to connect my Farfisa TK 75 to my Dell laptop?
  • I have a HP ultrathin wireless keyboard that says its compatible with windows 7. Can I connect it to a windows 10 Surface?
  • Do I have to be on the same WiFi network to connect to my PC?
  • The keyboard is listed but there is no pair button. How can I get it to pair?
  • How do I connect a wireless Apple keyboard to Windows 10?
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  • You can use a wireless and a wired keyboard at the same time.
  • Bluetooth wireless keyboards can be used for tablets as well.

Warnings

  • Some Windows 7 computers don't come with a Bluetooth chip installed. If this is the case for your computer, you'll need to purchase a Bluetooth receiver and attach it to your computer before you can connect a Bluetooth keyboard.

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