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Mixed signals with 2 wireless keyboards...


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My brother and I have our own computers in our own rooms and we have the same wireless keyboard/mouse. It's a Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite set (if it matters).

Well whenever my brother is typing on his computer the letters show up on my computer. Same with the mouse, sometimes windows close mysteriously and even my cromputer will restart... all because he's clicking these things on his computer. But the weird thing is that my mouse/keyboard don't get picked up by his reciever.

The recievers/keyboards/mouses are about 35 feet away (straight thru the walls). The recievers/keyboards/mouses can't be moved anymore... this is as far as it gets.

Is there any way I can block the signal? Or can I click the 'Connect ->' buttons in a certain way so the keyboards go to the right reciever?

Thanks - Kevin
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Do the keyboard and mouse give you an option to change the channel used
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Not that I know of. On the reciever there's just one button, and on the keyboard & mouse there's a small button on each that says "Connect -->" next to it pointing to the button.

The way I know it works is you press the button on the reciever and a light blinks. In that time it's blinking you have to click the button on the keyboard so it connects, and again for the mouse. I had to do this to get it working when I first got it.

Then on the reciever it has 3 lights. Num Lock, Caps Lock and Function Key (function key toggles what the F keys do... for example F3 can either be F3 or the 'New' command)

- Kevin

Edited by kr580, 11 June 2005 - 01:11 AM.

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If you used a CD to load software for the keyboard and mouse, it will be listed in all programmes, and configuration should be an option
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Good idea... never thought of that. Now to rummage through hundreds of CDs :tazz:
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Nothin. :tazz: No CD, no Manual.

EDIT: Searched the Microsoft page and found that I could download the software for my setup for free. I will LYK if it works (if i find the settings).

Edited by kr580, 11 June 2005 - 05:19 PM.

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nuts... it's just the software to edit the special buttons...

Any other ideas?
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would you like to try an experiment? ever noticed how cell phones don't work inside metal structures? you might try putting a metal structure around the receiver in such a way that the mouse that you want to work has 'line of sight' and the other mouse is 'blocked'.

do not completely enclose the reciever.

if this disrupts the mouse that you want to work, try relocating the receiver closer to the mouse.
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Problem solved. I went out and bought a wired keyboard and mouse for a whole $10 each. :tazz:

My mom wants to try using the wireless set and she's farther from my brother's room. If the signal still comes thru I will try your experiment.

Thanks for the replies guys.

- Kevin
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Thank you posting the update
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Update: Gave the wireless set to my mom and it works fine. When she uses it she's about 10 feet farther from my bro's room so I guess she's JUST outta range.
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