How to Install Logitech Wireless Keyboards

by C.D. Crowder Google

    Logitech wireless keyboards are compatible with a wide variety of computers. Many of the keyboards come packaged with a wireless Logitech mouse as well. The installation process for the two is the same. Installing certain wireless keyboard models will require the Logitech Unifying receiver, which allows you to connect up to six Logitech devices to your computer with a single USB receiver. The receiver comes with your keyboard, or you can purchase it separately.

    Step 1

    Turn off your computer. Do not insert the batteries into the keyboard yet.

    Step 2

    Insert the Unifying receiver into an available USB port on your laptop. For desktops, use the USB adapter if your USB ports are on the back of your computer tower. Insert the Unifying receiver into the USB adapter. For Logitech wireless keyboards with a PS/2 adapter and cable, insert the connection cable with the PS/2 adapter attached into the PS/2 port on the back of your desktop tower. Place the wireless receiver at least eight inches away from any electrical devices. Note that these keyboard models do not use the Unifying receiver.

    Step 3

    Turn on your computer. Complete the next two steps within 10 minutes in order to trigger the automatic detection feature for your system.

    Step 4

    Remove the battery cover on the back of the keyboard and remove the yellow insert tag. Install the batteries per the diagram inside the battery compartment.

    Step 5

    Slide the power switch on the keyboard to turn it on.

    Step 6

    Install the Logitech SetPoint software. If the installation disk is not included with your keyboard, download the software from Logitech. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

    Step 7

    Install the Unifying receiver software. If it is not included with your keyboard, download the latest version from Logitech. Follow the on-screen prompts to install and pair your keyboard with the receiver. You do not need to complete this step if your wireless keyboard uses a connection cable instead of a wireless USB adapter and receiver.

    Tips

    • Pair additional Logitech wireless devices by opening the Unifying receiver software and following the prompts to connect a new device.
    • When downloading the SetPoint and Unifying receiver software, choose your wireless keyboard model, select “Downloads” and choose your operating system.

    Warnings

    • Your computer and the SetPoint software may not recognize your keyboard until you have paired the device with the Unifying receiver.

    Required Items

    • Unifying receiver
    • SetPoint software
    • Unifying receiver software

    About the Author

    C.D. Crowder has been a freelance writer on a variety of topics including but not limited to technology, education, music, relationships and pets since 2008. Crowder holds an A.A.S degree in networking and one in software development and continues to develop programs and websites in addition to writing.

    Photo Credits

    • Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images