How to Connect a Logitech Bluetooth Mouse to a Generic Dongle

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How to Connect a Logitech Bluetooth Mouse to a Generic Dongle
A Bluetooth dongle is a USB-powered Bluetooth receiver, perfect for older computers (bluetooth usb image by gajatz from

As wireless products grow in popularity, it is typical for users to upgrade their older workstations with new wireless peripherals. Today's wireless devices are often powered by Bluetooth rather than standard 2.4 GHz radio waves that older wireless mice and keyboards depended on. This is due largely in part to the low cost and small size of Bluetooth chips. Using Bluetooth on older computers is possible through the use of a dongle, a USB-powered Bluetooth receiver. Setting up a new Logitech Bluetooth mouse is easy to do, regardless of your system or the dongle you have chosen.

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    Plug in your dongle, and wait for your computer to automatically install driver software for it. All modern operating systems come packaged with default generic Bluetooth radio drivers. If you are using an operating system older than Windows XP, you may need to use the CD packaged with your dongle. When installation is complete, you will notice a Bluetooth icon in your system tray.

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    Right-click the Bluetooth logo in the system tray, and select "Add a device." This will open the device connection wizard.

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    Follow the prompts provided by the wizard. When you are instructed to make your device discoverable, you will need to activate discovery mode on your Logitech mouse. This is typically done by tapping or holding the "Connect" button on the bottom of the mouse. An LED indicator will flash, and the mouse will appear in the devices window in the installation wizard shortly thereafter.

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    Wait for the wizard to complete. You may be required to click on an icon with the new mouse to make sure it is connected, so just follow the instructions on the screen.

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    Reboot your computer if required, and enjoy your new Logitech Bluetooth mouse.

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