How to Install a Wireless Mouse on a Laptop

By Techwalla Computers Editor

Using a wireless mouse with a laptop is a convenient way to avoid using the laptop's built in mouse. Moreover, even if you use an external mouse, carrying a wireless mouse is easier than the wired version. Here is how to use a wireless mouse with a laptop.

Things You'll Need

  • Batteries
  • Wireless mouse
  • Computer
  • USB port

Step 1

Ensure that your laptop is compatible with a wireless mouse. Most wireless mice use Bluetooth technology. Any Bluetooth enabled laptop can connect to a Bluetooth wireless mouse.

Step 2

Unpack your mouse and insert batteries to the battery chamber. While doing so, make sure that the positive side of the battery is inserted into the positive niche in the compartment.

Step 3

Place the mouse in a way that makes it easy for you to use and less stressful for your fingers.

Step 4

Use a wireless receiver if your laptop does not have an built in wireless receiver (either Bluetooth or 802.11b). It should be kept at least eight inches away from the laptop or any other object that would cause any interference.

Step 5

Insert the drivers, if any, for the mouse to function properly.

Step 6

Connect your receiver to the laptop by plugging in the mouse's USB connector to the USB port of the laptop. If you do not have any free USB ports, simply use an external USB hub for more ports.

Tips & Warnings

  • Test the mouse immediately after installing it.