How to Connect a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse on Windows 11/10 that does not have a Transceiver?

What is a Transceiver?

A transceiver is an electronic device that is a transmitter and a receiver of signals, analog or digital. It is mostly used in wireless communication devices.

A Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse comes with a unique transceiver that you can not use to pair with other Bluetooth-enabled keyboards or mice. Moreover, all modern hi-end Bluetooth Keyboards and Mice do not include their transceiver. They rely on the transceiver built into the computer or portable device to which it is connected instead. The connection depends on how the Bluetooth technology is implemented on the computer.

In this risewindows article, we will describe connecting a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse to Windows 11 that does not require a Transceiver. You need to contact the computer manufacturer to find out how to turn on the Bluetooth service on the computer and add a device to the computer if the steps in this article do not resolve the problem.

How to Connect a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse to Windows 11 that does not Require a Transceiver?

You can connect a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse to Windows 11 that does not ship with a unique Transceiver by following the steps below. Moreover, we will use a Bluetooth Mouse (Logitech M337) that does not have a Transceiver to demonstrate. You can connect another Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse to your computer in the same manner.

Step 1. Start with turning on the Bluetooth on your computer.

You need to click on the Quick Settings icon on the taskbar to open the Bluetooth. Click on the Bluetooth icon on the top row to activate Bluetooth on your Windows 11 PC from the Quick Settings menu.

Action-Center-1Step 2. Switch On the mouse by pressing its physical button when the Bluetooth is enabled on your computer. You will find a switch on the device’s bottom in most of the mouse.

Logitech-Bluetooth-mouse-M337Step 3. After that, press and hold the Bluetooth Connect button on the base of the mouse. Your device will blink between red and green to indicate that the device is discoverable if your device has a battery indicator light.

Logitech-Bluetooth-mouse-M337-TransceiverStep 4. Then, open the Settings app on the PC.

Step 5. Now, select the Bluetooth & devices category from the left sidebar of Windows Settings.

Settings-Bluetooth-devices-1Step 6. Next, click on the Add device button below “Bluetooth & devices” from the right sidebar of Settings.

Settings-Bluetooth-devices-Add-device-1024x733Step 7. After that, click on the Bluetooth from the “Add a device” pop-up windows.

Add-a-device-890x1024Step 8. Then, click on the Bluetooth Mouse entry once the Windows lists the Bluetooth-enabled devices nearby your system.

Add-a-device-Bluetooth-Mouse-890x1024Step 9. You will see “Connected” written below the device entry once your Bluetooth Mouse is paired with your PC.

Add-a-device-Bluetooth-Mouse-Connected-890x1024Step 10. Finally, click on the Done button to complete the process.

You can also view connected Bluetooth devices in Windows 11 by going to Windows Settings > Bluetooth & devices.

Settings-Bluetooth-Connected-Device-1024x654Your Bluetooth Mouse has connected to your Windows 11 computer, and you can use it. You do not need to pair it again if you disable and re-enable Bluetooth on your computer.

If you want to use it again, you must re-pair your Bluetooth device. Repeat the above steps to do so.

How to Connect a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse to Windows 10 that does not Require a Transceiver?

Step 1. Open the Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I hotkey from the keyboard.

Step 2. After that, click on the Devices category once the Windows Settings open.

Settings-Devices-1024x735Step 3. Now, click on the Bluetooth & other devices option from the left sidebar.

Settings-Devices-Bluetooth-other-devices-1024x712Step 4. Then, press the Add Bluetooth or other devices button below the “Bluetooth & other devices.”

Settings-Bluetooth-other-devices-1024x735Step 5. Next, click on the Bletooth option from the “Add a device” pop-up window.

Add-a-device-890x1024Step 6. After that, press and hold the Bluetooth Connect button from the base of the mouse. Your device will blink between red and green to indicate that the device is discoverable if your device has a battery indicator light.

Step 7. Finally, click on your Bluetooth device to pair it with your computer when you see it.

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