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How far can a mouse extend from pc?

I have a pc running Windows XP with only a monitor and mouse attached.  I want to be able to move the monitor and mouse to the next room to be able to use it there.  When I use an extension cord on the monitor, it works fine; when I use an extension cord for the mouse, the mouse doesn't work.  Is there a certain range a mouse will work in or can't an extension be attached to the mouse cord?  Thanks for any help!
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Titanium_SniperCommented:
You can use a wireless mouse and keyboard
I cougnt mine and it goes like 30 feet through 6 walls
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Depends on the extension that you are using for the mouse...if PS/2 to PS/2 or USB-USB.. this should work..but if you connect PS/2 - USB...then you have a problem.  outside of that...

You best way out of this is to get an RF mouse.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
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barbidAuthor Commented:
Hmm.  It's a round connection, so I think it's a PS/2 and I connected to a PS/2 extension but it doesn't work.  It's on the screen with no movement.  
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ridCommented:
PS/2 mice can use extension cords up to almost 10 metres, perhaps more. USB, though, seems to have a shorter range insofar as an extension cable is used. Perhaps using USB hubs along the cord as "repeaters" can extend the range?
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barbidAuthor Commented:
Just weird why it works without the extension.
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ridCommented:
Extension cords can be of various levels of quality... Some may be on the verge of being inadequate for their length. I suggest you try another mouse, if possible and/or another cable. Is this a ball mouse or an optical? If optical, do you get light from the LED?
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barbidAuthor Commented:
I guess it could be the cord.  I have another cord for the other computer with an identical set up.  I'll try that one and see if the mouse works.  If not, I'll probably go wireless.  Thanks for your help
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!
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