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04-18-2012 09:28 AM
I do not believe that the Wi-Fi mouse is able to easily work under Linux/Ubuntu. The mouse requires software on the host PC side, and the bundled software supports Windows 7.
The host PC needs 2 main components, it needs some type of Wi-Fi Direct type communication (under Windows 7 the software uses the Microsoft SoftAP component to create a virtual wireless adapter), and then it also needs a driver to make the mouse appear as a USB device to the host.
Hope that this helps,
04-18-2012 10:04 AM
Thank you Dave!
My Compaq 610 (intel core2) doesn't have Wi-Fi so I use a USB Wi-fi adapter. It works with other types of wi-fi mouse with Win7 and Ubuntu.
That's why I can't figure out why It doesn't work at least with Ubuntu.
Do you have any tip to solve this issue?
I hope I was clear in explaining.
04-18-2012 10:55 AM
Thanks for your reply! I wasn't sure if when you mentioned other Wi-Fi mice if you were talking about wireless mice in general (like wireless mice that use a USB receiver that you plug into your PC)? The HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse and HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse are a little different from the normal wireless mouse, because the Wi-Fi mouse does not need a USB receiver on the PC side. Instead it uses the wireless (802.11) transmitter/receiver in your PC, and the mouse and PC direclty commicate with each other (the communication does not go through a router or anything).
In order to have this communiation work, the mouse and PC software have to be paired together, and there is special Windows 7 software on the PC that makes the communication happen, and makes the mouse appear as a USB mouse to Windows. Since this software is only provided for Windows 7, there is no built-in support for Ubuntu. What version of Ubuntu are you running, and does it have some type of "Wi-Fi Direct" support?
04-18-2012 05:16 PM
before this HP mouse, I've purchased a wi-fi mouse on China market but it doesn't work so well (sometimes on both OS it freeze).That's why I've decided to buy HP LQ083AA wi-fi mouse for a better quality.
But, however, it connects on Ubuntu 11.10 that I use, and Win7, using the USB wi-fi adapter regularly.
My notebook, here is the link to the technical data sheet:
does not have the Bluetooth receiver integrated.
I'm not really too much skilled on computering terminology so I'm not sure if Ubuntu 11.10 has a wi-fi Direct support, so I've tried to explain as best possible and that's why I've posted the link of Compaq 610 Tech.data sheet.
I hope It was clear, I look forward your help.
04-19-2012 09:47 AM
Hi, thanks for your reply. I was able to access the link ok, so I appreciate that information.
I would be interested to get more details on the Wi-Fi mouse that you bought on the China market, as I have not seen any other Wi-Fi mouse products. Did that mouse ship with software that you installed on Ubuntu?
The issue is that the software bundled with the HP Wi-Fi mouse only supports Windows 7 (with the software that I described previously). I am not sure that the Ubuntu includes Wi-Fi Direct support, and even if it does I am not sure if it's compatible with the HP Wi-Fi Mouse. I would suspect that there could be issues because at the time when the HP Wi-Fi Mouse was released on the market, the Wi-Fi Direct mouse standard was not complete.
From what you've described, it sounds like the HP Wi-Fi Mouse is not working with Ubuntu, and with that mouse only supporting Windows 7, I am not sure that there is a way to make that combination work?
04-19-2012 10:18 AM
I apologize Dave,
I was very rushed and a little distracted. I have better read about the characteristics and I realized that this is a simple bluetooth mouse. I'm very sorry!
Forgive me, Sorry, I probably stolen precious time to you.
Anyway for the sake of accuracy here is the link for the mouse:
I'll wait for some news or tip about installing on Ubuntu.
Thanks for your support and again forgive me
I hope to meet you in the future