How to Open Bluetooth
By Carl Pruit
Bluetooth wireless devices allow you to have more freedom in operating equipment since they are not attached by wires. The Bluetooth keyboard and mouse gives you more options on where you can use the computer. You can open the Bluetooth wireless devices yourself, saving you the time and money of calling out a computer repairman to do the work for you.
Opening a Bluetooth Wireless Computer Keyboard
Click on the "Start" button on the lower left hand corner of the computer to bring up the start menu. Click on the control menu and let the screen load.
Double-click on "Bluetooth devices" and click on the "Add" button. Locate the "Make/Break Connection" button on the bottom of the Bluetooth wireless keyboard, holding the button down for five seconds and releasing.
Locate the "Add Bluetooth Device Wizard" button in the Add menu and check the box that says "My device is set up and ready to be found". Click on the "Next button" and select the "Microsoft Keyboard" button.
Choose the "Next" button from the Microsoft Keyboard page. Select a passkey from the "Choose a Passkey for me" page and click on the "Next" button.
Type in a Passkey manually on the keyboard and then select "Enter." Continue with the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard setup instructions and click on the "Finish" button.
Select the "OK" button. Go to the "Start" button and select "Restart" to activate the Bluetooth program.
Opening a Bluetooth Wireless Computer Mouse
Click on the "Start" button on the lower left-hand corner of the computer. Select "Control Panel" from the menu on the right and let the page load.
Double-click on the "Bluetooth devices" button and select "Add." Press the "Make/Break connection" button on the bottom of the wireless Bluetooth mouse, holding the button down for five seconds and releasing.
From the "Add Bluetooth Device Wizard" page select "My device is set up and ready to be found." Choose "Next" and select the "Microsoft Mouse" button.
Click on the "Next" button and choose the "Don't use a passkey" option. Select "Next" and let the setup wizard complete the installation.
Click on the "Finish" button and select "OK." From the "Start" button on the lower left-hand corner, choose "Restart" to activate the program.
- When prompted to type in a passkey for the Bluetooth keyboard connection, it must be entered within 30 seconds.
Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.