How does a wireless keyboard and mouse connect to a computer?

by clifford.walsh , in category: Electronics , 9 months ago

How does a wireless keyboard and mouse connect to a computer?

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by taryn.grimes , 9 months ago

@clifford.walsh 

A wireless keyboard and mouse connect to a computer using either Bluetooth or a USB receiver. Here are the steps for connecting each of these:


Bluetooth:

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth feature on your computer. Usually, you can find this option in the settings or control panel.
  2. Make sure the Bluetooth feature is also enabled on your wireless keyboard and mouse. They might have a switch on the back or bottom to turn them on.
  3. Put the wireless keyboard and mouse into pairing mode. This can vary depending on the brand and model. Typically, you press and hold a specific button on the device until the LEDs start flashing or the device is discovered by your computer.
  4. On your computer, go to the Bluetooth settings and click on the option to add a new device.
  5. Your computer should search for available Bluetooth devices nearby. When it discovers your wireless keyboard and mouse, click on it to initiate the pairing process.
  6. Follow any prompts that appear on your computer screen to complete the pairing process.
  7. Once paired successfully, your wireless keyboard and mouse should start working with your computer.


USB receiver:

  1. Insert the USB receiver into an available USB port on your computer.
  2. Make sure the wireless keyboard and mouse are turned on. They might have a switch on the back or bottom to turn them on.
  3. Your computer should automatically detect the USB receiver and install any necessary drivers.
  4. Once the drivers are installed, your wireless keyboard and mouse should start working with your computer. If not, you might need to press a specific button on the devices to establish a connection with the USB receiver.


Note: The exact steps may differ depending on the specific brand and model of your wireless keyboard and mouse. It is recommended to refer to the manufacturer's instructions for detailed information.