Cordless keyboard and mouse conflict

Posted on 2005-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
 I recently purchased a new Logitech Mx1000 cordless optical mouse and it is very nice, however when I couple it with the microsoft keyboard I recently purchased at the same time the two cannot funcion at the same time.  Meaning if I am moving the mouse I cannot type anything with my keyboard.  Whichever device starts first is the one that takes priority.  I think its a signal conflict, is there some way I can remedy this problem?
Question by:mattmikasa
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    first, you must set it up the right way, check the manual for it.
    then, check if the plugs are in the correct connector : green for mouse, purple for kbd; or try using the usb port for the mouse
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    and since you did not state your OS, do you have the drivers installed?
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    From the post, I don't think that this is a problem in the computer, I think it's a signal interference problem between the radio transmitters on the two devices ... the radio signals are on the same frequency and are interferring with each other.  Check the documentation for both devices and see if there is anything about this.  On the logitech devices, I think that pushing the button on the receiver changes the channel (you will then have to push the "connect" button on the mouse).

    On the chance that it is in the computer, how are these connected to the compuer, PS/2 or USB?

    All things considerd, it would be better to use a "wireless desktop" (mouse and keyboard combo) from the same manufacturer.  For one thing, they use one receiver for both devices, and there is no compatability problem.


    Author Comment

    Thanks for the advice, I already checked all that connection stuff.  Mouse is on the usb and keyboards on the PS2.  Watzman is correct though so thank you.  The manual never states that the channel gets changed when you push the connect button and it took several tries before it worked properly but I got it working now.  Thanks again.

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