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How do I connect my wireless mouse?

With a wireless mouse, your desk stays tidy and you have more freedom of movement than with a wired mouse. But how do you connect a wireless mouse? In this article, you can read step by step what you need to do to connect a wireless mouse to your laptop or PC. These steps apply to wireless mice of any brand.

Preparation

Bluetooth and 2.4GHz

Before you get started with your brand new wireless mouse, it's good to know if you have a Bluetooth mouse, a Bluetooth mouse with a dongle, or a 2.4GHz mouse. This information can be found on the packaging or on the product page. Also make sure that you have another mouse ready to navigate through the installation. If you have a laptop, you can also use the touchpad of your laptop.

Installing a wireless 2.4GHz mouse with dongle

Installing a 2.4GHz mouse

If you have a 2.4GHz mouse, it always has a dongle. This dongle communicates with the mouse via radio frequencies.1. Plug the dongle of your 2.4GHz mouse into the USB port of your laptop or PC. In many cases, the mouse works immediately.2. If drivers have to be installed, you will see this appear in the bottom right of the screen. If this installation doesn't start right away, you will find the drivers on the supplier's website.

Installing a Bluetooth mouse

Windows

Installing a Bluetooth mouse in Windows

  1. If your mouse has a dongle, plug it into the USB port of your laptop or PC. Don't have a dongle? Then continue with step 2.2. Via the Windows logo and via the gear icon, go to 'Settings' and click on 'Devices'.3. Turn Bluetooth on.4. Press and hold the sync button on the bottom of the mouse. The mouse now appears in the list of devices.5. Choose the mouse in this list to connect it to your computer.
macOS

Installing a Bluetooth mouse in macOS

  1. If your mouse has a dongle, plug it into the USB port of your MacBook or iMac. Don't have a dongle? Go to step 2.2. In the Apple menu, go to 'System Preferences' and click on 'Bluetooth'.3. In the Bluetooth menu, select 'switch on Bluetooth'.4. Press and hold the sync button on the bottom of the mouse. The mouse now appears in the list of devices.5. Choose the mouse in this list to connect it to your computer.
Chrome OS

Installing a Bluetooth mouse in Chrome OS

  1. If your mouse has a dongle, plug it into the USB port on your Chromebook. Don't have a dongle? Then continue with step 2.2. Go to the settings of your Chromebook and click on 'Bluetooth'.3. Turn on Bluetooth.4. Press and hold the sync button on the bottom of the mouse. The mouse now appears in the list of devices.5. Choose the mouse in this list to connect it to your computer.

Is the mouse still not working?

Is the mouse still not working?

If you've followed the steps, it may be that your cursor is not moving yet. Make sure you turn on the mouse with the button on the bottom. In addition, it is good to check if the mouse is charged, if there are batteries in the mouse, and if you have removed the plastic from underneath the batteries. It also sometimes helps to restart the computer or to update the version of your operating system.



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