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Going wireless

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Video: Going wireless

All Wacom Pen Tablets offer a wireless option. This eliminates the need for a wired USB connection, enabling greater freedom of movement. Because each of us has our own working style, the wireless option may or may not be necessary for your environment, which is why Wacom offers this as an option. Let's take a look at setting up a Tablet for wireless capability. You'll need the wireless connection kit, which is sold by Wacom and available through various distributors.

Going wireless

All Wacom Pen Tablets offer a wireless option. This eliminates the need for a wired USB connection, enabling greater freedom of movement. Because each of us has our own working style, the wireless option may or may not be necessary for your environment, which is why Wacom offers this as an option. Let's take a look at setting up a Tablet for wireless capability. You'll need the wireless connection kit, which is sold by Wacom and available through various distributors.

And basically what it comes with are three components. We have the battery, we have a small transmitting unit, and we have a tiny little receiver. So the first thing you want to do in installing this is disconnect it from the computer. So I'm going to go ahead and get rid of my connection, and we'll flip this over. And basically what we want to do here first is remove these two covers. And these are quite a bit like what you'll see on a TV remote, you just need to slide them out to remove them.

And once we have those out of the way, there are a couple of things we want to do here. First we want to install the battery, and you'll see one end of the battery actually has a set of contacts on it. You want to make sure, you line that up with the contacts showing here. So I'll just slip those in. And don't drop it straight in and try to press it down, you want to slight it in up against the contacts and it will naturally fit in there. Next, we want to install the transmitter, and that goes in this spot here and there's a little dummy element in here that we remove, and we take this and you can see where there is a receptacle here, so we want to make sure that we line these up.

So I'm going to flip this over into this orientation and just slide it on in. And while we have this open, I do want to show you this. The receiver unit, you can see how small it is, and as a result it's very easily misplaced. Wacom has conveniently placed a little receptacle for it in here, and even when this cover will be open, you can pop this open and you can store the receiver unit in their.

So it's just a great way to not lose this because, I can tell you from having used one at home, I've misplaced one of these before and it gets a little nerve-racking when you can't find it. So let's go ahead and replace these two drawer covers. All right, we'll flip it back over. Now we need to install the receiving unit, and the receiver, a good place to put this if you have this capability with your keyboard, usually keyboards will have a USB connection on either end, that's a great place to put it.

However, this is a wireless keyboard, it doesn't have it. So I need to put it into a receptacle on my laptop here. So I'm going to flip this around, and we'll just insert this, so we have it the right way, 50 percent of the time it will the wrong way, so I'll just flip it over, and now we have our transmitter in there. So let's turn this back around, make sure our screen's going here. And you may or may not have it work instantly, it's not working at the moment.

So what you want to do is right here on the end, there is little on/off button. The other thing that's here is there's a little light on here, and it's not showing right now because it's not a 100 percent charged. When it is 100 percent charged, you'll get a little blue light on here. But in the meantime just press on this on/off button, and there we go, we now have our wireless connection. So now you're free to pick this up. Now once you've got this all set up, you've got about a 33 foot range that you can operate within, and you've got an eight hour time period that you can use your setup without any recharging.

Wacom's wireless option untethers your drawing activity from the computer. This offers a potentially enhanced seating and drawing arrangement. It can also be useful in classroom situations, when you need to move around and still be able to access your computer.

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  1. 4m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 46s
    2. Why use a tablet?
      1m 30s
    3. Exercise files
      48s
  2. 19m 18s
    1. Intro
      44s
    2. Drawing freehand
      2m 37s
    3. Tracing an existing image
      3m 17s
    4. Vector illustration
      4m 11s
    5. Using the tablet as a photo-retouching tool
      4m 28s
    6. Expressing yourself through painting
      4m 1s
  3. 12m 52s
    1. Intro
      25s
    2. A short history of the computing input devices
      2m 17s
    3. Understanding relative versus absolute positioning
      1m 47s
    4. Introducing the six axes of motion
      3m 15s
    5. An overview of the Wacom product line
      5m 8s
  4. 13m 52s
    1. Working with the Intuos: Symmetric and asymmetric placement
      2m 11s
    2. Using multi-touch on the Cintiq
      3m 41s
    3. Working with multiple displays
      3m 28s
    4. Going wireless
      4m 32s
  5. 36m 3s
    1. Intro
      27s
    2. Using the Wacom property pane
      2m 26s
    3. Setting up the tablet for handedness
      2m 20s
    4. Taking advantage of ExpressKeys
      5m 12s
    5. Utilizing the stylus side switch buttons
      5m 39s
    6. Using Precision mode
      3m 12s
    7. Improving application interaction with the radial menu
      6m 9s
    8. Using the Touch Ring
      5m 30s
    9. Saving multiple settings with the Wacom Tablet Utility
      5m 8s
  6. 17m 7s
    1. Intro
      25s
    2. The standard Grip Pen
      3m 40s
    3. The Art Pen
      3m 49s
    4. The Airbrush
      3m 30s
    5. Utilizing the eraser tip
      2m 23s
    6. Nibs: Tires for your stylus
      3m 20s
  7. 13m 0s
    1. An intro to tablet calisthenics
      44s
    2. Tablet calisthenics: Beginner exercises
      3m 16s
    3. Tablet calisthenics: Intermediate exercises
      3m 58s
    4. Tablet calisthenics: Advanced exercises
      2m 38s
    5. Tablet calisthenics: Master exercises
      2m 24s
  8. 12m 35s
    1. Setting up the Cintiq
      2m 57s
    2. Positioning the Cintiq for your working style
      2m 7s
    3. Optically aligning the Cintiq
      2m 44s
    4. Color calibrating your Cintiq display
      3m 32s
    5. Utilizing the hardware keys
      1m 15s
  9. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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