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Dell Wireless Keyboard interference

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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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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