How To Connect Wireless Mouse to Laptop without Receiver?
If you have a wireless mouse it will come up with the receiver in other words it is also known as Dongle. In case the receiver of your wireless mouse is lost, broken, or not working. What should you do in such a case?
Either you need to order a new mouse or you have to order the receiver. But I have an answer to your question on “how to connect wireless mouse to laptop without receiver?” So, let’s begin with our article.
Different Methods to connect Wireless mouse to Laptop without Receiver:
Step 1– You can turn on Your Laptop and mouse. Then you need to select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
Step 2– There you will see the option of Turn on/off Bluetooth. You need to turn it on. You will see “+ Add Bluetooth or other devices” on the very top and you need to click on it.
Step 3– Now, it will pop up a new window with different options like Bluetooth (Mice, Keyboards, pens or audio, and other kinds of Bluetooth devices). You need to click on the Bluetooth option.
Step 4– It will start doing the scan and search nearby devices that are available in your network. Once it will be done check if your mouse name is available or not. If it is available then you can click on it and you will be good to go.
Step 5– If not then you need to press and hold the left, right, and middle scroll button of your mouse for 5 seconds at least. Then it will show you the mouse name and you can select it and it will start working.
In the market you will be able to get the unifying receiver which are re-programmable and can work with your wireless mouse.
I am adding a link below where you can order it. The unifying receiver is built in such a way that you can customize it for any wireless device like mouse, keyboard, etc.
Programming is a little bit complicated for normal user but I will share step by step tutorial to do that without any issue. (You will find the guide down below) If you are using a Logitech mouse then they do provide the receiver separately that you can get it if your mouse has stopped working.
Logitech Unifying Compatible Wireless Mice List – MX Master 2S, MX Anywhere 2S, MX Master, MX Anywhere 2, MX Performance, MX Anywhere, M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Mouse, M705 Marathon Mouse, Wireless Mouse M585 Multi-Device, Wireless Trackball M570, M545 Wireless Mouse, M525 Wireless Mouse, M510 Wireless Mouse, M325/M325c Wireless Mouse, M310 Wireless Mouse, M317 Wireless Mouse (M317c is not compatible), M187 Ultra-Portable.
If your receiver/dongle is lost, broken, or not working then you can call the customer service of the brand you are using (example: Dell, HP, Logitech, etc.) and tell them that your receiver is lost or not working with your mouse.
They will ask you some general questions like the model number of your mouse, how old is it? and once they are done. They will send you the receiver at your home and it will start working.
How to Setup Unifying Receiver with Wireless mouse (Logitech)
Logitech Unifying Software makes it easy to connect the multiple wireless devices to your Laptop without occupying multiple USB Ports.
Logitech Software also has an encrypted connection between the device and dongle which keeps all of your keystrokes confidential and uninterrupted even in the busiest environments.
You can connect up to 6 wireless devices with one Unifying Receiver. Now I am going to share the steps to connect your mouse to your Laptop or Desktop.
Step 1: Connect the Unifying Receiver to your Laptop USB Port and make sure your Wireless mouse is turned on.
Step 2: Now, you need to Download the Logitech Unifying Software. (Click here to Download the Software)
Step 3: Launch the Logitech Unifying Software and Click next on the Welcome Screen.
Step 3: Plug in your Unifying Receiver then wait for few seconds and once it is connected. Click on Next.
Step 4: Now you need to Restart the Wireless mouse. You can follow the instructions on the screen.
Step 5: The confirmation screen will pop up when your device is connected. Now you need to move the mouse and check if it is working or not?
Step 6: If it is working then Select the Yes option and if it not working then you can select the No option on the screen.
Step 7: It will give you an on-screen option to restart your mouse again. Do that and click next on the screen.
Step 8: Again, the Confirmation screen will pop up on the screen and you will see that your mouse is working now.
So that is all you need to do for connecting the wireless mouse with a unifying receiver.
Is this Logitech Unifying Receiver being compatible with MAC?
Yes, it is compatible with MAC iOS. So, you don’t need to worry about it.
Can you use a different receiver for a wireless mouse?
All the Logitech Wireless Mice can be reprogrammed with a unifying receiver. (Including- MX Master 2S, MX Anywhere 2S, MX Master, MX Anywhere 2, MX Performance, MX Anywhere, M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Mouse, M705 Marathon Mouse, Wireless Mouse M585 Multi-Device, Wireless Trackball M570, M545 Wireless Mouse, M525 Wireless Mouse, M510 Wireless Mouse, M325/M325c Wireless Mouse, M310 Wireless Mouse, M317 Wireless Mouse (M317c is not compatible), M187 Ultra-Portable.)
With how many devices a unifying Logitech Receiver can work?
You can use a single Logitech Unifying receiver with 6 wireless Devices which are supported by Logitech.
I have shared all the three methods to Connect your wireless mouse to Laptop without the receiver. I hope that your wireless mouse is working now and if it is not then please leave a comment below. I will try to sort out your issue or someone else will help you to do it.
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