How to Connect HP Wireless Keyboard Without Receiver -Easy Steps
A person can be productive when provided with the right equipment. You can’t do good if you aren’t working with a good desktop, computer, and computer components or a laptop.
Even small details matter, so the keyboard and mouse also matters a lot. Your computer comes with the basic accessories, but if you wish to explore additional features then go for the equipment that is more like you.
With that said, how can we forget the wireless keyboard and mouse that are trending nowadays as they are modern equipment with sleek ergonomics, design, and advanced functionalities?
These Wireless keyboard offers great feature and comes in various formats that cater you with your specific requirement.
It’s not necessary to mention that what irritation is caused by tangled wires. Thanks to the wireless keyboard that reduced the need of wired keyboard.
The major difference between these conventional keyboards and wireless keyboards is that conventional keyboards transform signals through a wire, on the other side Wireless keyboard uses infrared beams to transfer whatever you type on the keyboard.
Usually, a Wireless keyboard uses a small receiver that is used to build up a connection between the device and keyboard. This keyboard doesn’t require Bluetooth functionality as it has a special radio frequency (RF) to connect to that receiver.
The receiver is plugged into a USB port of a PC or a laptop and that’s how a keyboard works. The same procedure goes with the mouse. Some of the keyboards and mouse also offer the Bluetooth feature, it means that you can also connect the keyboard to the PC or laptop via Bluetooth.
In this article, we have listed a method by which you can connect the Wireless keyboard without keyboard.
But remember, it’s necessary for your keyboard to have Bluetooth connectivity functionality. Otherwise, Keyboard that doesn’t have Bluetooth support can’t connect without a receiver.
So, let’s start.
How to connect HP wireless keyboard without receiver
Here is a detailed step-by-step guide for How to connect Wireless Keyboard without receiver.
Step 1: Insert new batteries to keyboard or mouse. Wireless keyboard comes with battery slot and that’s usually located at the top-backside of the keyboard.
While some use the built-in rechargeable batteries instead of AA or AAAs batteries. So, your keyboard comes with rechargeable batteries charge it before using it. If not, insert the new batteries.
Step 2: Aswe told you beforethat wireless keyboard comes with both connectivity options one is via small receiver that is used to build up a connection between the device and keyboard.
While the other connectivity option is of Bluetooth feature, it means that you can also connect the keyboard to the PC or laptop via Bluetooth.
So if your keyboard has Bluetooth connectivity option, you need to connect it through Bluetooth. To connect it through Bluetooth follow the steps written below.
Step 3: Before connecting, install the Bluetooth drivers if prompted to do. It depends on your keyboard that which version of Bluetooth chip is placed within it.
Usually, depending on your keyboard’s Bluetooth version, the windows automatically downloads the drivers from the manufacturer’s website. If your windows install the drivers automatically then it’s well in good.
And if your keyboard comes with some extra features like programmable keys then remember to install the official software from the manufacturer’s website. Read the manual to find out what’s required.
To setup the Bluetooth, keep reading.
Step 4: Now, place the keyboard into pairing mode (Bluetooth). On your keyboard you’ll get to see the Bluetooth button, press that button.
You’ll see a button labeled as “Connect,” “Pairing,” or “Bluetooth.” You’ll have to hold the key down for 5 seconds to enter into the pairing mode.
Many keyboards come with a blinking LED light when they are ready to pair with another Bluetooth device. The light turns to solid when the keyboard is connected to the PC or laptop.
To connect to the Bluetooth, follow these steps:
Step 5: Go to your System settings, you can do this by clicking on the start menu and then click on the gear icon placed near the bottom left corner of the menu.
(Another way to connect your laptop or PC to your keyboard is by using the Action center. Slide your cursor to the far-right edge of the taskbar (right to the clock).
Now, click on the notification icon a squared chat bubble area will appear from the right side. Click on the Bluetooth, then click on connect and then jump to Step 8.)
Step 6: After that click on the Devices icon. That’s an icon of keyboard and mouse placed near the window.
Step 7: After that click on the Bluetooth and other devices tab on the left panel.
Step 8: A menu will appear. Slide the Bluetooth button to turn on the Bluetooth.
(If your keyboard comes with a Swift pair technology, you’ll get a notification asking if you’d like to get a notification for swift pair. Click “yes” if you want to get notifications.
Now, click on the Connect button on the preceding window to connect to your keyboard, if your keyboard is working at this stage that’s it. You’ll are done.
Step 9: Clickon Add Bluetooth or other device button. It’s the first option at the top of the right panel.
Step 10: Now,click on Bluetooth. Your PC will scan for new Bluetooth devices and then display them in a list.
Step 11: Now, search for your keyboard and click on that. It might take few seconds for the keyboard to appear in the search result as a Bluetooth device.
(if your keyboard doesn’t appear in results turn off the Bluetooth and turn it back on. If there is a pairing button, press that button)
Step 12: Now, the instruction will appear on the screen display, follow those on-screen instructions to connect the keyboard with the PC or laptop.
Remember, depending on the model of your keyboard, you might have to take additional steps to connect the pairing. Once the keyboard is paired, click on the Done button or Close to close the window and enjoy using your wireless keyboard.
That’s how you can connect HP Wireless keyboard without receiver to your PC or laptop.
The second part of our article explains the method of how to connect a wireless keyboard with a receiver. But, let me answer the common question that you might have in your mind. And the question is:
Can you connect multiple devices with Bluetooth?
The answer is YES, you can. Nowadays, laptops can support up to 3 or 4 devices at a time.
My laptop comes with a built-in Bluetooth inside, and I sometimes use a wireless mouse, wireless keyboard, and Bluetooth earphones, all these devices run smoothly without any lag or disruption.
Can we use wireless mouse without receiver/USB dongle?
The simple answer to that question is No. The frequency of the mouse is different which doesn’t match the laptop or PC.
How to identify if a mouse is Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
Are you looking for a new mouse? But confused because you can’t decide if a mouse is Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Don’t worry here is a list of features by which you can differentiate between a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi mouse.
|Bluetooth Mouse||Wi-Fi Mouse|
|Dongle not always included||Dongle is included|
|The dongle doesn’t have to be attached||The dongle has to be attached|
|Can work with any Bluetooth dongle||Can only work with its original dongle|
|Advertised as Bluetooth mouse||Advertised as Wi-Fi or wireless mouse|
|Has no frequency||Has 2,4 GHz of frequency|
|Generally cheaper||Generally more expensive|
|Standard battery life|
Here comes the second part,
How to connect HP wireless keyboard with the receiver
Follow these below written step to pair up the wireless keyboard with receiver:
- First of all, you need to connect the receiver of the wireless keyboard.
- Plug in the receiver into the USB port of your PC or laptop.
- Make sure the receiver fits perfectly into the USB port.
- After connecting, you will see a popup dialogue box on the screen asking you to confirm the usage of the new device.
- Turn on the keyboard by using its on/off switch.
- If your keyboard comes with a charger, then recharge the keyboard first and then turn it on.
- Press the connect button in your keyboard.
- Type some text in notepad. If you see the text on the screen, then it means that the keyboard has been connected perfectly.
- That’s it.
We can’t deny the fact that a wireless keyboard offers great functionalities and the best mobility and helps you to get rid of tangled wires.
Nowadays, the keyboard comes with Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and RF technology which makes them the best option. I hope this article will be helpful to you. Thankyou see you in the next article.