I appear to have a potential interference issue. I'm sitting at my wireless keyboard and I'm not typing, but words are still appearing on my screen. My receiver might be picking up someone else's keyboard at work.
My office has two identical computers using Wireless Dell RT7D40 keyboards and Mice. The computers are 50 to 60 feet apart yet the input on one computer is being picked up by the other. Is there a way to change the channel on one of the keyboards ( and how would I do this? ) or is there another solution?
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Re: Dell Wireless Keyboard interference
With that kind of distance the likelihood of having the keystroke signal picked up by another computer is very small even under ideal conditions. Even using a bluetooth wireless keyboard you're only "optimal" within about 30 feet.
Without the bluetooth setup i don't believe there's a way to connect the keyboard only to the one computer. Your best bet for a solution is to move them as far away from eachother as practical. Repositioning the reciever on the effected machines so they're less likely to pick up a signal further away (lower, and closer to other electircal / electronic equipment) should help as well.
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Decide where the keyboard will be placed, whether it is on your desk or a table. Spend a little time experimenting with positions and placement to make sure your wrists and arms will be comfortable. You should consider ergonomics before you set up the keyboard to avoid repetitive motion injuries later on.
Install the batteries (usually three AA) in your wireless keyboard. Replace the cover securely so the batteries are connected properly. Turn the keyboard on.
Get out the wireless receiver that came with your keyboard. Position it close to your computer, but not closer than about 8 inches, as the computer itself can cause interference with the wireless signal. You will also want to set the receiver away from other interference-causing devices, such as radios, TVs and telephones.
Ensure that your wireless receiver is no more than about 6 feet away from where you plan to set your keyboard.
Insert the CD containing the accompanying software into your computer. A dialog box should appear on your screen. If the install instructions don't pop up right away, manually access the CD by double-clicking its icon or selecting it from the Start menu.
Plug the wireless receiver into a free USB port on your computer. If you don't have any ports remaining on your computer, you can use an external USB hub instead.
first press the sensor button and then press your keyboard button present at the back side then press any key on keyboard you will see the word that you have typed .then again press the sensor button and then press your mouse button that is at bottom of mouse then move it you will see that the mouse will move.
Usually this happens due to the distance between the keyboard and the computer/receiver (if you have one). It could also happen due to interference from another wireless device like a cordless phone. Try reducing the distance, remove any source of signal interference and check.
If this doesn't work and the issue remains with some specific keys, it could be a hardware problem. To be sure, try another wireless keyboard if you can. If it works, its a hardware issue for sure.
Try removing software that came with keyboard and make sure it has gone from device manager if not remove it. then reload the software.
Also if your pc has bluetooth this can interfere with the keyboards reciver device so try tuning bluetooth off to see if that helps
Go to Control Panel and click on Sound.
Next click Bluetooth Devices.
Click Add button, lower left corner of the Bluetooth
Devices window. Insure batteries are installed.
Press the Connect Button on the Keyboard
(Usually located on the under side of your keyboard) this allows Windows to see
the keyboard so you can pair the keyboard to the computer.
On the computer choose My Device Is Set Up and Ready To
The keyboard should appear in the Add Bluetooth Device
Select your Keyboard and click Next.
When prompted, select Choose a Passkey For Me and
Windows will generate and display a Passkey. Type the Passkey specified on the Bluetooth
(do not use the keyboards keypad when typing the passkey)
No charters will appear on the monitor when typed, but if
you make a mistake, you can backspace. You must enter the Passkey within 30 seconds.
If you don’t enter the Passkey within 30 seconds, click Back
and click Nextagain.
Once the Passkey is entered, the Keyboard should be
connected to the computer. Finish and follow any on screen instructiond.
Hope this helps.Bud