Connectivity between your Microsoft Bluetooth device and your computer depends on your Bluetooth transceiver.
You do not need to configure a passkey when pairing a mouse to a computer. However, you must always configure a passkey when pairing a keyboard or number pad to a computer. The way that you specify a passkey depends on the Bluetooth program on your computer. If your Bluetooth program gives you a choice about how to create the passkey, let the program create one for you rather than creating your own or not using a passkey. When you type the passkey, you will not see feedback on the screen. After typing the passkey, you must press Enter on the keyboard or number pad to complete the pairing.
Some Bluetooth device models include transceivers with buttons on them to make it easier to pair the device to the computer.
Some Microsoft devices do not have First Connect buttons on their transceivers. For more information about pairing these devices to your computer, see the documentation included with your Bluetooth program.
If your computer includes a built-in Bluetooth transceiver or if you have an external USB Bluetooth transceiver, you may be able to use it to connect your device without using a Microsoft USB transceiver.
ImportantIf you connect with a non-Microsoft Bluetooth transceiver, some advanced Mouse and Keyboard Center features may not work. Mouse and Keyboard Center is designed to work with the Microsoft Bluetooth software. Toshiba Bluetooth software is known to work in most cases. Other Bluetooth software might work but is not supported.
There are several versions of Bluetooth programs that help you connect your device to your Bluetooth wireless transceiver. See the documentation that was included with your computer or contact the computer manufacturer for information on how to use their program.
NoteIf your computer cannot detect a Bluetooth transceiver, the Bluetooth software will not be available in the Windows menus.
If your computer has a Bluetooth receiver (internal or external), and your device supports both 2.4GHz and Bluetooth wireless modes, you can switch between these two wireless modes.
With Bluetooth technology, you can achieve optimal performance up to 30 feet (~10 meters) away. Bluetooth devices work more securely than most typical wireless devices by using security features such as encrypted signals and constantly-changing frequencies.