Insert the batteries into the mouse.
Turn the mouse over, find the battery cover, and slide it off. Insert the appropriate batteries-usually two AAs.
Connect the receiver to the computer.
- The wireless receiver that plugs into the computer uses USB power, so it needs no batteries.
If your computer has a USB port (as most do), plug your receiver into an available port. There will also be a green adapter supplied, in the event that your system requires the use of the mouse port. Caution-don't try and force the mouse adapter into the keyboard port!
Connect the mouse to the receiver.
- The mouse receiver has a USB plug (left), but can also plug into the mouse plug through the adapter it came with (right). If your receiver plugs into the USB port it should look like the left. If it plugs into the mouse plug it should look like the one on the right, only connected to the receiver.
Place the mouse in close proximity to the receiver, and note the following:
Find a permanent position the receiver.
- The receiver should have a visible button that is easily pushable by the average human finger.
- The mouse will usually have a very small reset button in a hole on the bottom that can be pushed by something like a pencil or paper clip.
- Push both buttons at the same time with the receiver and the mouse relatively close to each other for about 5 seconds or more.
Place the receiver where it won't be far away from the mouse. Depending on where you are, you can place it on the monitor, on the tower, on the back of your laptop (if you are installing the mouse to your laptop) or on the desk.
Test your new mouse.
- The furthest a wireless mouse can get away from the receiver and still function is about 9 feet (2.7 meters), so keep that in mind.
Adjust your mouse settings.
- If you plugged into the mouse port, restart your computer.
- If you plugged it into the USB port you should be able to use it immediately.
- When the cursor moves when you move the mouse, you have connected the mouse properly. If the cursor doesn't move, try repositioning the receiver. If it still doesn't work, you may need to restart your computer (if you haven't already) or reconnect everything.
Use the control panel that came with your wireless mouse, or download the necessary software from the manufacturer's website. Adjust the settings so that the mouse performs as you require.