How to Connect a Wireless Mouse and Keyboard

by Isaiah Turning ; Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Installation CD

  • Screwdriver

  • AA batteries

A wireless keyboard and mouse set give you more freedom of motion without the binding of wires on your two primary computer input devices. Eliminating the wired connections of your keyboard and mouse gets rid of desktop clutter by reducing the number of wires used to connect your input devices to your computer and gives you more flexibility with how you set up your workspace. The initial setup of your wireless peripherals takes a few minutes, but after you have the keyboard and mouse installed, the wireless devices can be used just as any other.

Insert the installation CD that came with your wireless keyboard and mouse set into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Use the CD to install the drivers for the wireless peripherals.

Insert batteries into the keyboard and mouse. Use a screwdriver to remove any screws that hold the battery bay covers closed.

Connect the wireless signal receiver to your computer. Receivers for wireless keyboard and mouse sets usually use a USB connector. Your computer will automatically detect the receiver.

Turn on your keyboard and mouse if the devices have power buttons. Press the “Sync,” “Connect” or “Pair” buttons on the keyboard and mouse, depending on your model. If present, press the “Connect” button on the wireless signal receiver as well. Your wireless keyboard and mouse set is now connected.

Tip

  • Always keep a spare set of batteries ready to use in case the batteries in your devices wear out. This prevents you from losing your keyboard or mouse connectivity. In rare cases, other devices that use a wireless signal, such as a cellular phone, can interfere with your wireless keyboard and mouse. Keep other electronic devices away from your keyboard and mouse set's wireless signal receiver.

About the Author

Isaiah Turning is a freelance writer living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa. In his three-year career, Turning has written computer and technology articles for a number of websites, most recently eHow.com.

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