The mice and keyboards usually have a tranceiver unit, which usually plugs
into a USB port on the computer. Each mouse/keyboard and tranceiver pair
with each other, and will only recognize the paired devices. As an example,
I have two computers in my shack that happen to use identical Dell wireless
mice and keyboards. The two are at most 3 feet away from each other, and
don't interfere at all. Most often, things will work fine out of the box,
but occasionally you'll have to go through a pairing process so that the
transmitters and receivers can "find" each other.
As for RF problems, bear in mind that there is a cable from the transceiver
that gets plugged into the computer. If necessary, ferrites can be put onto
that cable, though I have not had any issues with my setup.
On Dec 4, 2007 3:46 PM, Robert Shohet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am currently using several WIN XP computers with
> regular connected keyboards and mice. I would like to switch to
> wireless keyboards and wireless mice, but am wondering whether
> or not this will work. How does computer A with wireless mouse
> A, not get confused with computer B and wireless mouse B,
> or computer C / Mouse C, especially if they are all the same
> model made by the same manufacturer?
> Does transmitted RF in a multi-radio situation potentially compound the
> situation further? With "wired" keyboard and mice, I use ferrites to
> good effect. What can you use with wireless devices?
> Please advise. I am especially interested to hear from those who
> actually have this type of setup now.
> Thanks and 73
> Bob KQ2M
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