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Offline Ralph Wiggum

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Issues with wireless keyboard and mouse
« on: October 16, 2021, 11:00:49 AM »
Have never had this for my home computer, but bought the combo for relatively cheap.  When I fired it up this morning, my wireless internet is completely haywire and won't even connect.

Does anyone know if that's a common problem or a defective product?
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Re: Issues with wireless keyboard and mouse
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2021, 03:15:06 PM »
I've never had a problem, even with laptops, WiFi, and wireless mice. I've always used LogiTech wireless mice and keyboards (which I use on my tower machine), if that makes a difference.
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Re: Issues with wireless keyboard and mouse
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 04:03:00 PM »
Confused.

Wireless KB/Mouses are RF or Bluetooth.  I have never heard of them being Internet driven.

Is your Internet broke or is it just the KB/M?  If just the KB/M then yes they went south.  Cheap ones usually last about a year or 2.  I also usually stick with Logitech as they have incredible life for a pretty modest price.  I have a bunch of LT mice that use the Unifying software (so I swap them wherever is convenient - great when traveling) that have lasted 10+ years (505s/515s).


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Re: Issues with wireless keyboard and mouse
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2021, 07:42:49 PM »
Confused.

Wireless KB/Mouses are RF or Bluetooth.  I have never heard of them being Internet driven.

Is your Internet broke or is it just the KB/M?  If just the KB/M then yes they went south.  Cheap ones usually last about a year or 2.  I also usually stick with Logitech as they have incredible life for a pretty modest price.  I have a bunch of LT mice that use the Unifying software (so I swap them wherever is convenient - great when traveling) that have lasted 10+ years (505s/515s).

I think he means that when he plugged the keyboard in, he lost his wifi signal.

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Re: Issues with wireless keyboard and mouse
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2021, 11:25:18 PM »
I think he means that when he plugged the keyboard in, he lost his wifi signal.

Bingo, that's precisely it.  Just got home after running a show tonight, and plugged the USB connection in and bang, the internet goes down.

Sorry folks, been a long day and the last thing I wanted to do was dwell on this tech issue.

I'll figure this out tomorrow when I have nothing important to do.

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Re: Issues with wireless keyboard and mouse
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 11:54:48 PM »
Bingo, that's precisely it.  Just got home after running a show tonight, and plugged the USB connection in and bang, the internet goes down.

Sorry folks, been a long day and the last thing I wanted to do was dwell on this tech issue.

I'll figure this out tomorrow when I have nothing important to do.

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Wow.  Of course I would plug wired KB/M to see if these are the culprits.  If so your wireless really went off the rails. I gave never seen USB knock down a computer's witeless (card or motherboard).

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Re: Issues with wireless keyboard and mouse
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 06:53:40 AM »
Wow.  Of course I would plug wired KB/M to see if these are the culprits.  If so your wireless really went off the rails. I gave never seen USB knock down a computer's witeless (card or motherboard).

Just to be safe, do not use your garage door opener unril after you do your controlled testing.

I think there's a chance that a bluetooth keyboard could interfere with wifi.

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Re: Issues with wireless keyboard and mouse
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2021, 09:20:45 AM »
Wow.  Of course I would plug wired KB/M to see if these are the culprits.  If so your wireless really went off the rails. I gave never seen USB knock down a computer's witeless (card or motherboard).

Just to be safe, do not use your garage door opener unril after you do your controlled testing.

Now you made me scared to open anything wirelessly or battery connected! And I don't even want to turn on my TV either!!!
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None of this is a big deal as I have a USB keyboard and mouse that plug and play just fine without affecting the wifi signal.  Guess I'll just return the inexpensive items that I thought would be nice to have.

Thanks for your kind assistance to you and everyone else.  I can write the hell out of complicated formulas and macros in Microsoft Excel, but sometimes pesky tech issues just befuddle me.
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