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    Default how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    I am ignorant on this, but could someone tell me, if one gets a wireless keyboard and mouse, how do they connect with the computer?
    Do they need a special card to go inside the computer, and if so does the one card do for both devices?
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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    They have a reciever, It either plugs into the usual keyboard/mouse ports or a usb slot.
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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    Thanks Metla, that was quick.
    They will each have a different receiver won't they?

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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssssss
    Thanks Metla, that was quick.
    They will each have a different receiver won't they?
    unless its bluetooth

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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    If purchased seperatly, If you buy a mouse and KB combo they use the one reciever ....at least all of them that i have handled done so.
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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    Yes - I am thinking of running two computers side by side with the same keyboard and mouse. So far I have had good advice from PressF1 on how to do that for non-wireless, but how would one do it if the keyboard and mouse were wireles? One could plug receivers into both the computers, but how would the computers know which one I wanted to use? Or could one plug the receiver into the KVM switch? That would be the way to do it, I suppose.
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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    As long as the software's installed on both PCs I don't see why plugging it into the KVM wouldn't work - especially if you use a USB KVM. Of course, I haven't actually tried it ....

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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    Which software?

    Wireless Keyboards and mouses don't require any....
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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    You would need a second reciever for the second PC, other than that it would be easy.

    You may be able to buy a keyboard and a mouse seperatly and get two recievers, you would need the same brand and have to check first that both recievers will connect to bothe keyboard and mouse.
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    Default Re: how does a wireless keyboard connect with the computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla
    Which software?

    Wireless Keyboards and mouses don't require any....
    Don't those MS combos require drivers?

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