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Microsoft Wireless Mouse with patchy performance!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cap2587, Sep 18, 2012.

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  1. cap2587

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    I have a Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000 that I am using. Sometimes the cursor just sticks and won't move properly and I can't figure out why. I am trying to use it about 10-12 feet from the tower where the receiver is plugged in. When I use the mouse about 2 feet from the receiver it works fine. I thought this mouse was suppose to cover a 30 foot distance. I also have the router right next to the mouse's wireless receiver and not sure if the 2.4 GHZ Frequency interferes. I have tried new batteries and downloading updated drivers, but had no luck. Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    You have pretty much determined its a distance issue. Distance can vary by the quality of the hardware and any interference within the room. Not too mention it's a notebook mouse, so the primary concern wasn't in achieving great distance.

    Is the receiver out in the open?

    I know on my computer case, the case extends out beyond the rear USB ports for the receiver and the mouse hardly worked 2 ft away. It worked fine when attached to the front panel of the case, but that wasn't conveinent so I used a USB extension cable to move the receiver under my desk over by the mouse.
     
  3. cap2587

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    Oddba11 - YOu are exactly right. I moved the Logitech receiver to the front USB Port and then the reception with the mouse has been fine since. Thanks for the reply and great suggestion.
     
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