Wireless mouse/keyboard goes mental. Help needed.

By jef2007 ยท 6 replies
Mar 28, 2007
  1. Ok so

    My internet cable is connected to my Linksys Router, which gives me access to the internet, but the problem is that when I turn the Router on, or plug one end of the cable into it or the computer while its on, the Microsoft Mouse/Keyboard's Reciver goes insane, there is 3 lights on it which dont stop blinking and the mouse and keyboard are rendered useless :(

    It also seems that it is pressing " shift " as Sticky keys comes up all the time.

    Any help would be nice. Thanks
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    IS this by chance a wireless router?
  3. jef2007

    jef2007 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Yep its wireless all the way
  4. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 171

    it could be that your wireless devices have interfearance problems that need be check.i really cant help u tell u which one is better.
  5. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    It is deff an interference issue to solve this try placing your router on a different channel, also what type of wireless router 802.11g, 802.11b,802.11a
    or pre n or n, 5.8 , etc also the make and model of the router and make and model of the keyboard/mouse wireless combo.
  6. jef2007

    jef2007 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Before i try different channels ill let you see what you think

    The Router is:

    Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Gateway

    Model Num: WAG54GS

    The Keyboard is:

    Microsoft Wireless Multimedia 1.0a

    The Mouse is:

    Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0a

    The Reciver for M/K is:

    Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Reciver 2.0a

    If you dont have anything else ill change the channel on the router.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Leave the router alone.....

    The act of "reconnecting" a Microsoft mouse or keyboard is actually changing it's channel. Just push down the button onthe receiver, then push in the black button underneath the mouse or keyboard, wait 'till it stops blinking. I'd move the router away, far as you can. Every body howls about the limited range of Microsoft mice & keyboards, yet when I stumble on to the same channel with 2 systems about 20 feet apart (both MS wireless) 1 click of the mouse will cause the other computer to resume from standby. Too strong a transmitter signal too close to a receiver will "swamp" it, even when they're on different channels.
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