I have a Logitech Keyboard and Mouse which recognises from 3 to 4 meters but fails when i move further i want to increase the reception range for a power point presentation , of course i cant spend much for other accessories, please suggest me some solution to increase its range help will be extremely appreciated
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Re: Increase range of Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
They are really not designed for longer range but here are some ideas from people that have found ways to increase the range. Of course, any internal modifications void your warranty and can cause damage to your device and/or computer! So maybe you can just try the external wire tricks.
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<p>Want a better keyboard and mouse get? Look in the Bluetooth
receiver. Receivers can be internal (the motherboard) or external (USB).
Bluetooth signals span of 33 meters or 10 meters, so a mouse and keyboard
should be able to work anywhere in this area, while the receiver is not blocked
and there is no interference. <br />
<p>1. Find your Bluetooth receiver. Each computer is different.
Laptops have a small round recipient, either on the side or front of the
notebook base. Desktop computers, indoor or outdoor antenna or Bluetooth
"dongle" that plugs into a USB port. Check your manual if necessary. <br />
<p>2. Place your keyboard and mouse to the side when an
aluminum casing. Newton Peripherals recommend this step because before 2009
most Bluetooth receivers were on the side of notebook computers, and the cases
of aluminum and magnesium blocking Bluetooth signals. Newer laptops have one
receiver in front of the cabinet, allowing for better reception. <br />
<p>3. Avoid placing the mouse and keyboard directly to your
desktop computer. The components built in front of the computer can block or
interrupt the Bluetooth signal, so put your mouse and keyboard on the side or
at an angle to the computer. <br />
<p>4. Interference check and surface. Bluetooth uses radio
waves and FM radios can interfere with the signal. Make sure the devices are
not turned FM. Make sure you're not the keyboard and mouse on a metal surface
or reflective surfaces because both can interfere with transmission. <br />
Check the location of the receiver. Trying moving the keyboard/ mouse right in front the computer when this happens and see what it does. Lost connections in a wireless mouse keyboard are typically (in order):
1) Batteries: change with fresh ones. Be 100% positive they work.
2) Location: move the KB/mouse very close to receiver, or switch the port of the receiver. If both devices disconnect receiver is either on a bad port, or failing, too far or has interference (with other devices in house). If only 1 device disconnects then try moving it closer (even temporarily). If that fails the device could be failing.
3) Hardware failure: unlikely but possible.
It is unlikely to be a software issue for a keyboard like this (the basics should still work), but if you really love the mouse you can always just use that with a new wired keyboard.
Uninstall the Keyboard driver. Unplug the Logitech keyboard. Restart the computer. Plug the Logitech keyboard back into the computer. Windows should recognise the keyboard and/or the mouse. Place Logitech setup disk in drive. Reload the drivers...
The drivers sometimes corrupt themselves.. You might download the latest drivers for your keyboard/mouse.
Of course you know to press the connection button on the receiver then on the keyboard.
Since setPoint is recognizing the connection I wonder do the multimedia and function keys work?
Do you have the the USB receiver for the KB/Mouse plugged into a hub or KVM switch? If so plug it directly into the back of the PC.
See this KB http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/logitech_en_amr.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=9247
Question: ''When I move my cordless mouse, it moves the cursor on the system next to me. What should I do?''
''This is called ''Cross talk'' and is characterized by one cordless
device controlling the cursor or keyboard input of another device
connected to a different computer. To avoid possible interference, try
to keep the distance between systems at least 10 feet. Also, moving the
mouse closer or further away to the receiver can also improve
transmission and performance. If the above fails, try pressing and
holding the ''Connect'' button on the receiver for 10 seconds. This
will reset the receiver's connection information and allow you to do a
first time connection with the receiver and mouse or keyboard. After
holding the Connect button for 10 seconds, then press the
Connect/Channel button on the bottom of the mouse to synchronize it
with the receiver. If you have a cordless keyboard instead of, or in
addition to, a cordless mouse, press the ''Connect'' button of the
receiver again, then press the ''Connect/Channel'' button on the
Keyboard. Perform these same steps on any other Logitech cordless
devices in the area that are experiencing cross talk. Another step that
can be tried is to remove the batteries for 15 minutes. Then re-insert
them and boot the computer up. It is important that during this time,
you do not press the connect button on the receiver or keyboard of the
other cordless desktop system.
I could not find anything on
mouse crosstalk in the Microsoft knowledge base. Perhaps the problem is
not so common for MS mice because of their more limited range.
a new mouse was suggested. This may or may not work if you bought a new
Logitech mouse, as it could wind up on the same troublesome frequency.
Of course, if you replaced the Logitech mouse with a Microsoft mouse,
their limited ranges might eleminate the problem, even if they used the
By default this comes with rechargeable batteries but just to make sure it isn't a battery/charger problem try using new alkaline batteries. If it works then you may have a problem with the charger.
If the problem definitely isn't batteries then the next candidate is transmission of the signal between the cradle and the mouse. Move the base or the mouse to within a few inches of each other. Make sure the mouse is working then start moving the mouse/cradle to its original position or further away till the problem reappears. Chances are you'll find an obstruction or a distance issue. Ordinarily these should transmit at least 3 to 5 feet away, sometimes even further. Over time I have seen a degradation of the range to the point where they have to be fairly close together to work reliably. If its still within the warranty I?d call Logitech for a repair/replacement.
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