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Wireless mouse erratic

By bobgr
Jun 17, 2008
  1. I've had a wired Dell mouse that has worked fine for years. I decided I wanted to use a wireless mouse.

    When I put the wireless receiver on my desktop and use the mouse on the desktop it works fine (with the wired mouse still plugged in).

    When I put the wireless mouse on the mouse tray next to my keyboard and slighly below my desk, it work erracticly UNLESS I keep my wired mouse next to it (and plugged in)

    If I remove the wired mouse, the wireless mouse will not work when the receiveer is on top of my computer, which is underneath my desk, and my mouse is on the mouse tray (also under the desktop), which is my preferred position for the mouse. I don't want to use it on my desktop as it's uncomfoprtable there.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Return the wireless mouse and get a different brand.
     
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    3 suggestions

    Name your cordless mouse.
    Read the cordless manual for installing.
    Remove original mouse from port and plug it in there.
    Haveing 2 is confuseing Windows Hardware.
    ? Did it include a cd ?
    ? Did you send a signal from the mouse to the transmitter ?
    Please answer all above to continue.
    :D
     
  4. bobgr

    bobgr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Name your cordless mouse.
    --Targus 5-button rechargeable
    Read the cordless manual for installing.
    --Done completely before I posted
    Remove original mouse from port and plug it in there.
    --Can't. Original mouse doesn't use USB; wireless does.
    Haveing 2 is confuseing Windows Hardware.
    --That's what I thought, but wireless mouse acts erracticaaly ONLY when it is below the desktop level and NOT next to the wired mouse. Alos acts erracticly when I disconnect the wired mouse or when I put the receiver on my computer underneath the desk where mouse platform is. By erractic I mean it seems to "stick." It won't move smoothly but in a jerky fashion.
    ? Did it include a cd ?
    --No
    ? Did you send a signal from the mouse to the transmitter ?
    --Yes, its sychronization was a bit flaky but finally did synchronize.

    What puzzles me is why it works fine below the desk when the transmitter is ON the desk but ONLY when the wired mouse is plugged in and next to it below the desk.

    Meanwhile, I'm going to again charge the batteries as I didn't have the power options set to never re hibernating when I charged the batteries, but I think they are fully charged.
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    With some cordless devices you can change the operating frequency. As to the corded mouse item, it is probably propogating the signal through the cord.
     
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    What i thought

    where did you plug in your non usb mouse ? Does your new one have a
    converter to make it non usb ? Logitech recommends this for desktops,usb for Laptops.
    ? Are you useing high quality Alkaline batteries ? You can only judge
    performance after installing brand new batteries.Then go to Control Panel/Mouse
    and check it's settings.
    But finding the right locations should be "problem Solved "
    Is it ?
    :)
     
  7. bobgr

    bobgr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OS is XP, browser is IE 7.

    I bought a converter to plug the USB into the PS/2 port. Didn't work at all. Tried resynchronizing, and when that didn't work, I shut down, plugged it in again and re-booted. That didn't work either. Then when I plugged in my wired mouse, it didn't work either -- until I rebooted.

    You mentioned settings. What should those setting be?
     
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    My guess

    Your cordless is had it's time if you have good quality new batteries
    and a PS2 connection.Be satisfied with the one that works.
    A new cordless Mouse and Keyboard are very cheap now.
    I recommend Logitech.

    Quote :
    You mentioned settings. What should those setting be?
    ***************
    See attached.It doesn't want to attach.
    Go to Control Panel/Mouse.
     
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