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Wireless Microsoft keyboard/Logitech mouse receiver interoperability

Is there anyway to get my Microsoft Natural wireless keyboard to work with my Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse receiver?
I just want to know if there is any way to avoid having to buy a seperate reciver for my micorosft wireless keyboard.

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jagoodie
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LucFCommented:
Hi jagoodie,

Sorry to say this, but no, this is not possible, they're using an entirely different reciever.

Greetings,

LucF
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mlynch24Commented:
LucF is right. The frequencies are different.
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jagoodieAuthor Commented:
No way to adjust the frequencies eh?
Bummer.

I will wait a day to see if anyone has any work arounds, then close it tomorrow.

Thanks!
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LucFCommented:
Nope, no way to adjust the frequencies, and even if you where able to change it, you'll still have the problem with totally different signals being sent.
You allready should have gotten a reciever with your Microsoft keyboard btw... so I'm not sure why you're asking this question...
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JaffaKREECommented:
jagoodie,

   There is a combination wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse from Microsoft which works REALLY well.  I would recommend replacing those two with the one keyboard/mouse wireless combo.  It retails for about $75, but works great.

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jagoodieAuthor Commented:
here is the issue.  i have a ms natural kb and wireless mouse at work, a logitech kb and mx700 mouse at home, and want to swap the two mouses... ;)
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LucFCommented:
Hmm, sorry, but it can't be done without an extra reciever... :(
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jagoodieAuthor Commented:
oh, and no, i am not "stealing", i own them both.
i am going to buy a "replacement" receiver on like ebay or something...  i just hope its compatible:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2795335617
or

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=170&item=2795713379
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LucFCommented:
Now you've lost me... you're ordering a logitech reciever when we just explained you why you wouldn't be able to connect your microsoft mouse to it. I hope it was the other way around :)

And who ever said you'd been stealing anything?
I think I never mistrusted anyone on his/her good intends.

LucF
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jagoodieAuthor Commented:
right.. no, that was for other people who might read this and have the thought go through their head (it went through mine)

i only need a logitech receiver right now because the home pc already has another deceint mouse and doesnt need to be wireless, but i like the kb there too, so want to keep it.  
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LucFCommented:
Ah, ok, now I understand...
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LucFCommented:
Glad to help :)
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jagoodieAuthor Commented:
so, i got a replacment receiver from logitech for $10 w/ free next day air shipping, and it works... though now sometimes the keyboard "misses" keys.  i am guessing there is some sort of conflict in frequencies.  it is tollerable, but not desireable...  mostly when using the kb and mouse at the same time.
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