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Windows 7: Query on wireless mice

15 May 2015   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Query on wireless mice

For a long time now I have often wondered why if wireless mice run on 2.4GHz they cannot use the dongle they do not necessarily come with come with. For example the dongle got broken of in my luggage I guess through some rough handling and the mouse I was using as usual doesn't work with any other spare dongles I have.
Now I am guessing it is because perhaps the software in the mouse itself is different.

What I do find particularly annoying with a brand like Logitec that this happens with their brands different numbered mice ie a M185 and say the M205?? and there not being a great deal of difference in the size of the mouse.

So I have a collection of mice and dongles that just do not match up. Call me irresponsible I suppose but a good and reasonably priced Blu tooth mouse without the dongle is very hard to come by. Any suggestions for a reasonable priced Blu tooth would be appreciated


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15 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Logitech does have a tech called unifying, not sure if your current mice are compatible though.

Just searched for m185 and it seems to support unifying.
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15 May 2015   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks I will try the others out as I have a few and a bad habit of losing the dongles
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15 May 2015   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

All my keyboards and mice are Logitech and use a Unifying receiver. I can link and unlink them to any Unifying dongle I have. The Unifying software that installs with Setpoint will let you do that. Not all Logitech mice are unifying though. I make a point of making sure mine are when I buy them. I bought a Logitech keyboard mouse combo just to get the keyboard. I unlinked it to the Unifying receiver it came with and gave the dongle and the mouse to my father. I then linked the keyboard to the dongle that came with my Logitech trackball. I have yet to have a Unifying receiver fail.
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15 May 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

@Alphanumeric: Just to make sure, what you refer to as receiver is the dongle, right? I guess that's the official name for it.
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15 May 2015   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
@Alphanumeric: Just to make sure, what you refer to as receiver is the dongle, right? I guess that's the official name for it.
Yes, receiver/dongle. I probably should have used one or the other but not mixed both in there. Sorry if I confused things. I've had a few beers, so what can I say.
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15 May 2015   #7
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

That's why I don't use wireless mice and keyboards and stick with Bluetooth because it's a standard. A Bluetooth dongle will work with whatever BT mouse or whatever BT keyboard. BT also can connect other devices such as headphones, speakers, GPS receivers, printers, etc... BT can also be used to transfer files. It's so much more versatile than wireless that I cannot understand why people bother with the non-standardized wireless stuff.
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15 May 2015   #8
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I have a number of Logitech Wireless mice with the nano transceiver, doesn't work to mix them up, have spent much time getting them paired back up. I also use Bluetooth with a few Notebooks, got started with a MacBook Pro. There's no dongle as the Bluetooth usually is part of the Wi-Fi Adapter so nothing can get broken off. There are dongles available for those Notebooks and Desktops without the built-in Bluetooth adapter. My experience is that Bluetooth adheres to just one 'language' or technology.
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15 May 2015   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

You're right Berton. Bluetooth is Bluetooth, the interface language is the same for all Bluetooth modules, but the protocols of the devices being hooked up can be different, leading to incompatibilities or botched communication.

Not all Bluetooth receivers are interchangeable, though most are.
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16 May 2015   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep unfortunately my oldish Toshiba will not play with Blu tooth I have tried two Blu tooth mice and it will not even see my phone.
I have downloaded all the drivers I can find in the Toshiba site for this model and it sits there searching but then nothing maybe the card is done for or the mice area incorrect version as I did notice there are Blu tooth 2.0 3.0 and 4.0 . But I agree Blu tooth which I use on my Asus gamer is just brilliant.
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