The process is called "Pairing".
> I have a MS USB Wireless Mouse on my Desktop & on my Laptop (two meece sets of USB & mouse devices)). What is the correct way to set the mouse up for each. It seems I must press the small buttons on the USB _&_ the mouse to get them to sync for a particular device.
> But what is the correct procedure, and what do the two micro-buttons do exactly ?
> Alan Lloyd
The concept first appeared with Bluetooth, as far as I know.
There is a section there as well on "Passkey Entry", which
apparently applies to situations where the device has a
display. So there are methods besides the "magic button"
on the device.
This is necessary with wireless devices, to make sure the
appropriate computer ends up in control of the peripheral.
If you're in a room full of computers, some with Bluetooth,
it would be messy otherwise.