How to connect a wireless keyboard?
If you only buy the first wireless keyboard, it is likely to question how to connect it to a laptop. This is quite easy to know how to connect a wireless keyboard to a laptop.
This article describes how to install the keyboard and start using it immediately quickly.
How to connect a wireless keyboard to a laptop
Unlike a packaged keyboard that Plug-in and score, connect a slightly different wireless keyboard. There are two general ways to connect a wireless keyboard to a laptop. Use a wireless receiver or use Bluetooth.
How to Connect a Wireless Keyboard Using Bluetooth
There are few steps to connect a wireless keyboard to a laptop using Bluetooth.
Note: This process practices the Windows 10 operating system, so it may be slightly different if you use a different operating system.
First, use the on/off switch to turn on your wireless keyboard. If it is already open, close it and open it again so that the laptop can easily detect it. The position of the switch may vary depending on the kind of keyboard you are using. It is not difficult to find, so it will not be too difficult to find. Before trying to connect the keyboard to the laptop, you must first make sure that the keyboard is fully charged.
After opening the keyboard, please try the following:
- Click the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of the laptop screen or press the Windows key on the laptop keyboard to open the Start menu.
- Click the settings icon in the lower-left corner of the screen. It is the second button after the power button.
- When the configuration window opens, click Device Options.
- You will go to another page with some tabs on the left. Click Bluetooth and other devices. This is usually the first option that opens by default when you open the "Device" option.
- Activate the switch under "Bluetooth" to turn on the Bluetooth connection of the laptop.
- Click Add Bluetooth or other devices at the top of the page.
- Another window will appear with three options. That is Bluetooth, wireless display, and everything in between.
- Click the Bluetooth option.
At this point, the laptop will start searching for nearby Bluetooth devices. Since your wireless keyboard has been turned on, the laptop should figure it out. If it appears, click the keyboard name and click Pair.
If not, try closing and reopening the keyboard until the laptop detects it. Sometimes, you may need to enter a PIN code for your laptop to connect to a wireless keyboard.
If the pairing is successful, your wireless keyboard can be used. You can take the test by typing a few words in a word processor such as Word or Notepad.
How to Connect a Wireless Keyboard Using a Unifying Receiver
It is much easier to use the receiver to connect to a wireless keyboard than the Bluetooth method. If you have purchased a wireless keyboard connected via a receiver, your package should contain the following items:
- Wireless keyboard
- One or more wireless receivers
- Software (usually on CD or download)
- Manufacturer's manual
After making sure that If you have everything you need, try the following to connect the keyboard to the laptop using the wireless receiver:
First, plug the unified receiver into one of the keyboard's USB ports. This small USB dongle is physically connected to the laptop, which allows the wireless keyboard to communicate with the laptop.
Some configurations may have two receivers for the keyboard and mouse.
- Open the keyboard. If you use AA or AAA batteries instead of the built-in batteries, please make sure they are working properly before continuing to connect them. If your keyboard has a charger, make sure it is fully charged.
- Press the connect button on the keyboard. The location of the buttons will vary depending on the type of keyboard you are using. It is usually located on the side or top of the keyboard.
- Done! Try typing in your word processor to see if the wireless keyboard is working properly.
If the keyboard does not work after connection, you can also perform other quick operations:
- Try closing the keyboard and then turn it on.
- Check if the keyboard has fresh batteries or enough charge.
- Check if you have correctly plugged the wireless receiver into a properly functioning port.
- Make sure the receiver is at least 8 inches away from any possible source of signal interference, such as monitors, cases, fans, metal file cabinets, and fluorescent lights.
- Make sure the keyboard is not too far from the wireless receiver or more than 1.5 feet.
- Update the wireless keyboard drivers or uninstall and reinstall them.
If your software package comes with software, you must install it before you can start using the wireless keyboard.
How to Install Wireless Keyboard Software
This software is usually included on a CD or can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website. The software usually comes with a driver that instructs the laptop's operating system on how to respond to the wireless keyboard so that the two are compatible.
Depending on your manufacturer, the software setup process may be different. Be sure to check the instruction manual that comes with the package.
Having said that, the installation process is very simple. Just launch the installer, and you will receive instructions on how to proceed with the installation on the screen.