How to Connect a Microsoft Wireless 4000 Keyboard

by Leticia Maldonado

The Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 4000 keyboard is sold as a desktop set, which includes the keyboard and a wireless mouse. The set also includes a radio frequency receiver that sends the commands of the keyboard and mouse back to the computer. It is attached to the back of the computer through a USB or PS2 adapter. The connection process takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Install the Intellipoint software on your computer's CD-ROM drive. The Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 4000 keyboard is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Macintosh Mac OS X versions 10.1-10.4. Follow the instructions on the installation wizard to download the software and drivers needed for your operating system. You may be required to restart your computer before proceeding.

Take off the door to the battery compartments located on the back of the keyboard and mouse. Insert two AA batteries into the keyboard and two AA batteries into the mouse. A red light will appear under the mouse if the batteries have been installed correctly.

Plug the USB adapter into an open USB port on your computer. The receiver cable length is about 60 inches so you will have room to extend it as far as you need it. A LED on it will shine once the receiver is functioning.

Place the receiver on the desk or workspace in a location where the signal transmitted to the keyboard and mouse will not be blocked. The wireless range on the Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 4000 keyboard is about 6 feet, but this range can be affected by nearby metal objects and the placement of the receiver.

Press the "Connect" button on the receiver and test the keyboard connection by typing something on your computer screen.

Tips

  • check To troubleshoot a problem with a signal, you can reset the signal transmitted by pressing the small reset button on the bottom of the receiver and then the reset button located at the bottom of each device.
  • check If the receiver does not transmit the signal, correctly try plugging it into a different USB port on your computer. If this does not solve the problem, check that the software installation was successful.
  • check Rechargeable batteries are suggested since the keyboard and mouse will likely need the batteries changed often.

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About the Author

Based in Maryland, Leticia Maldonado has been writing since 2006. Her articles appear on eHow and include advice on home improvement projects and human resources and workplace issues. Maldonado holds a Bachelor of Arts in government and history from Smith College.

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