How does a wireless mouse work?

Answer Old style ones ran off infrared beams. Because that was inconvenient (had to line up with the reciever), newer mice use radio waves, which a reciever plugged into the mouse port picks up.

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Does a Mac wireless mouse work with a PC?

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Will an optical wireless mouse work in DOS?

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Why wont my wireless mouse work?

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Why wont my wireless mouse work on my desktop?

It's call driver software! It needs to be installed for the Bluetooth!