How to Hook Up a Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2
By Joshua Phillips
Unlike video game consoles, where one specific controller is the officially designated model, the PC gives you many controllers from which to choose, such as the Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2. As evident in its name, the Cordless Rumblepad 2 offers not only vibration technology but is also wireless because of the included receiver. However, like most other hardware for the PC, before you can use your Rumblepad 2 you must first install the necessary software and configure the controller for your PC setup.
Insert the Logitech Gaming Software disc into your PC and begin the installation. All Rumblepad 2 controllers includes this disc in the packaging. However, if you do not have this disc, you can download a copy of this software from Logitech's website (see Resources).
Insert the Rumblepad 2 receiver into any available USB slot on your computer when prompted by the installation. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
Remove the back cover of the Rumblepad 2 and insert two AA batteries into the designated slots. Replace the back cover.
Press any button on your Rumblepad 2 to sync the receiver and the controller. The receiver's light will turn solid green for two seconds, indicating that the controller is functioning correctly and is ready for use.
- If the controller and receiver are not making a connection when you push a button on your controller, press the "Connect" button on the receiver and then press any button on the controller.
- To use the controller in the future, reconnect the receiver and press any button on the controller. You must perform this syncing process each time you want to use the controller.
- If the light on your Cordless Rumblepad 2 is slowing blinking green and your controller is not responding, there is no connection between your controller and the receiver. Contact Logitech customer support for assistance in diagnosing the problem.
Joshua Phillips has done it all when it comes to video games: strategy guides, previews, reviews, in-depth interviews with developers and extensive public relations work. He has written for websites such as Hardcore Gaming 101 and MyInsideGamer.