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Old 02-03-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
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Problem with wireless mouse:
Cursor slows down to a crawl, i have to push and pull it a bunch of times just to get it to move across the monitor. Problem is intermittant. Sometimes it dies and stays dead for 10 or 15 minutes at a time before it unfreezes and acts like a normal cursor, zipping and flying around again at the speed of sound. In dysfunctional mode, when it slows waaaaaaaay down to a crawl, right clicking and left clicking when the situation calls for it does nothing, nada, zero! And yes, the batteries are fine.

What Logitech the manufacturer of the mouse says:
Logitech says I might need to place the router as far away as possible from the mouse. Does that sound right, or are they off their rocker? Right now I have the router placed behind the monitor, about two and a half feet away from the mouse. Logitech says the farther away the better, 10 feet and more if possible, it's all about keeping them seperated, so says Logitech.

Does it make sense that a router needs to be kept away from a wireless mouse in order for the mouse to work properly?
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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They are all broadcasting wirelessly though, with a few exceptions, their ranges don't overlap. The problem you can run into is too much "noise" or a device bleeding over and interfering with another. This is most common with wireless phones and wireless networks but can be seen in other devices too.

I've never seen it with a mouse but having your router that close on your desk might be enough to do it. Try moving your router to see if it helps.

Where is the receiver for the mouse? Is it one of those combo mouse/keyboard setups with a USB receiver that you can place where you want? If so try moving it away from the router.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
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Where is the receiver for the mouse? Is it one of those combo mouse/keyboard setups with a USB receiver that you can place where you want? If so try moving it away from the router.
Yes, it is a wireless mouse/keyboard combo. The USB receiver is a few inches away from the router.

I didn't know that I was supposed to keep the receiver away from the mouse. People were telling me that I need to keep the mouse away from the router. Not sure yet if any of this is the cause of the problem, but thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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No move the receiver away from the router not the mouse. The receiver is trying to listen to the mouse/keyboard but it is sitting right next to the router which is broadcasting network traffic. Like I said I haven't run into it with a wireless mouse/keyboard before but it is pretty common with other devices. Then again I've never had a client with their router sitting on their desk right next to their computer before.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
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Then again I've never had a client with their router sitting on their desk right next to their computer before.
Why, is that a no-no?

I have a desktop and laptop computer in my home network. The laptop is in the same room, just a few feet away from the desktop. The router is sitting on the same table the desktop and modem are on.

So what's wrong with keeping the router on the same table as the desktop?
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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Not so much a no no just not suggested. Sticking it right next to any electronics (computer, monitor, printer, etc) will degrade the wireless network (interference). It doesn't have to be in the other room or anything just a few feet is usually enough to keep them from interfering with each other. Usually shooting for a bookshelf or the like to give it some clearance and some height is what I aim for.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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I had problems with my wireless mouse until I moved the receiver farther away from the monitor.

Some of what you are experiencing might also be activity in the computer. A background virus scan, or a program doing an automatic update in the background will suck out a lot of resources and cause the problem you are seeing.

The next time it happens look at the front of your computer. If you have a light that indicates hard drive activity then see if it is either on solid or or on a lot. This is an indicator of background activity. If there is no light listen for the hard drive. They usually make enough noise that you can tell when they are running.

If RAM is full then the PC starts using the hard drive as RAM. This will bog down a PC and cause what you are seeing. Also indicated by the light being on a lot.

How much RAM is in your PC?
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, RAM could be the culprit. Another possibility could be a bit of lint blocking the laser.
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Nassau County
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Lint/dirt on the sensor is a BIG problem or even dirt on the desk surface. Especially if you have a cat who likes to sit on your desk!


You might also check the 'feet' on the mouse & make sure they are not worn out. That will slow you down also. You can buy replacement stickers for the mouse & that really helps alot. They're very inexpensive.

A great site for replacement feet is:

SlickSurf Replacement Mouse Feet



Lastly, you might need to update the Logitech drivers.

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/su...ads/downloads/
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Maybe there is one battery that's almost shot and the other is trying to pull the load.
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