RF Wireless mice/keyboards.....do they work through walls?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by kumquat, Jul 10, 2003.

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How far does your wireless kb/mouse go?

  1. < 1 metre

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 1-2.5 metres

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. 2.5- 5 metres

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. 5-10 metres

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  5. >10 metres :o

    7 vote(s)
    23.3%
  6. I like my wires :)

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  1. kumquat

    kumquat Member

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    Whats the furthest a wireless mouse keyboard setup can go?

    I have been searching for a RF mouse and keyboard that will work at a reasonably long distance ~10M and will be able to go through walls, but i can't find anything like it.

    What wireless KB/Mouse do you own and what is it's working range?
     
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  2. TED81

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    I voted 2.5-5 but I would change it to >10M if I could.
    Edit: Looks like someone changed it for me, Thanks

    I have a Logitech cordless elite duo and it was still working through 3 walls and at about 10m's. Don't know how far it will go...
     
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    kumquat

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    Oh yeah, and if you do have an elite model that is good for a distance and goes through walls, please name the brand.
     
  4. Wylf

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    My Cordless iTouch desktop must be about 3 years old now. Works a charm. Furthest I've had it must be about 20 metres, through a 10cm concrete wall and a few masonite walls.

    No, not in prison - ressies college :)

    edit: Logitech, of course :)
     
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  5. Tekin

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    yeah my cordless mouse (Logitech cordless elite duo) has about 10 metres on full batteries, but as the batteries drop off so does the range pretty quickly.

    ans its also where you have the reciever...like for a whilei had it Inside my case, but that gave it a range of about 5 metres max, barely on the other side of the room, while normally its on a shelf just about my desk, and then it can be like 2 rooms and an easy 10 metres away

    i don't know about the keyboard, i don't have that with me.
     
  6. Dirk

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    My housemate has a Logitech Cordless Elite Duo (I think- the really fancy one). It works fine from downstairs, so 10-ish metres there.
     
  7. nismo13

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    r u guys serious? the wireless keyboards n mice go thru walls???
    i thought they used infrared liek remote controls and that goes thru crap all aahha

    wat do they acutally use instead of infrared???
     
  8. don256us

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    Most keyboards and mice use RF instead of IR. Radio Frequency (RF) does penetrate walls and such as it does not require 'line-of-sight'.

    I had no idea that they went that far though.

    FYI. The remotes that come with the ATI AIW video cards is also RF.
     
  9. nismo13

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    oh schweeeet! i didn't know that...but now that i do i might actually think about getting 1 next time. no wonder they so expensive
     
  10. driver

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    I get ~3m from my Microsoft Wireless Optical keyboard/mouse.
    At 3m, good transmitter positioning is vital for distance - well in my setup anyway (68cm TV in top of built in wardrobe & transmitter on top of that near the roof/wall - so I got vertical signal transmission to worry about too, since they keyboard/mouse is down much lower than the transmitter :D
     
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  11. MrSnuffy

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    Bluetooth.

    Expensive... but works through walls well! Perhaps not >10m though.
     
  12. figrin

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    <2m :mad: It's a microsoft wireless optical and the reception is crap. I have to reposition the receiver every time I want to use it. The keyboard/mouse is at knee high level (coffee table height) while the receiver is just above the TV, so it has LOS.

    Looking at all the other comments, guess logitech is better. Thinking of buying another combo, either microsoft bluetooth or a logitech one.
     
  13. plastic

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    I use a Cherry. I've just sent a review of it to Agg actually. In the review I'm pretty (very) conservative, because I don't want peeps on my back when their mileage varies.

    I'm typing this sentence from about 20m away and through 2 walls.

    Came out OK! Specially considering the manual says a range of 5m.
     

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