Does a wireless mouse impact on WiFi?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Peabody, Dec 17, 2006.

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    Peabody Guest

    I just got a laptop, and it's pretty clear that the touchpad isn't
    gonna work for me. I see a number of wireless mice for sale, but it
    appears most, perhaps all, are 2.4 GHz devices. But so far I've
    been unable to determine exactly what frequency they use so i could
    compare that to the WiFi channels.

    Does a wireless mouse have any impact on the regular WiFi
    performance of the computer? I mean, is interference a common
    problem, or very rare if ever.
     
    Peabody, Dec 17, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    I doubt there would be any problems. On this computer theres a
    wireless router, cordless phone for skype, 2 other cordless phones
    contacted to the phone line.

    Plus wireless keyboard / mouse, mobile, and microwave all giving off
    signals and never have any problems.

    Oh and a ipod transmissor for FM radio.

    Rich
     
    Rich, Dec 17, 2006
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    Quilljar Guest

    There is no comparison. The wireless mice and keyboards are infra-red, the
    router is high frequency, quite a different system. I have all kinds of
    'wireless' stuff, mice etc and a home hub connecting them all with no
    problems whatsoever, so go ahead and good luck to you.
     
    Quilljar, Dec 17, 2006
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    Bill Kearney Guest

    There is no comparison. The wireless mice and keyboards are infra-red

    Incorrect. While "some" mice and keyboards *might* use IR, a great many use
    RF. Mainly because IR is horribly unreliable for most real-world setups.

    If you're concerned, ask the vendor of the devices for the frequencies used.
    That and lookup the FCC ID of each device on the FCC.GOV website.
     
    Bill Kearney, Dec 18, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    mine doesn't.

    73,
    rich, n9dko
     
    Rich, Dec 18, 2006
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    waterboy Guest

    how does one hook up a "land phone" to the computer?
    [to use Skype]

    maybe one of the the old empty "dial up internet" holes?
    [line-in or line-out]

    i'm currently using a microphone,
    and i'm told my voice is poor at the other end

    thanks
    waterboy
     
    waterboy, Dec 18, 2006
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : I just got a laptop, and it's pretty clear that the touchpad isn't
    : gonna work for me. I see a number of wireless mice for sale, but it
    : appears most, perhaps all, are 2.4 GHz devices. But so far I've
    : been unable to determine exactly what frequency they use so i could
    : compare that to the WiFi channels.
    :
    : Does a wireless mouse have any impact on the regular WiFi
    : performance of the computer? I mean, is interference a common
    : problem, or very rare if ever.

    A touchpad takes some getting used to, but I found it to be worth the effort.
    When you're balancing the computer on your lap, a touchpad is much more
    convenient than an external device, including any form of mouse.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 6, 2007
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  8. To the OP: I have a wireless mouse and keyboard (logitech) and no
    interference w/ the WiFi.
     
    Mark McIntyre, Jan 7, 2007
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