At home here, I have installed 2 on different PCs.
Each uses a PS/2 conection. On the receiver & mouse there is a little set up button. During set up it may help to do things as far from the Laptop as the lenght of wire on the receiver will allow. What you want to do should be a 5 minute job. Once set up, how close to the Laptop the receiver is becomes less of an issue.
One mouse is a Packard bell, the other a Belkin.
PCs used are an Advent, Fujitsu Siemens and a Sony Vaio.
PS/2 is a standard PC/Laptop conection.