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Old 12-22-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Adding a wireless mouse to my Logitech keyboard


About 5 years ago I bought a Logitech wireless keyboard. I want to add a wireless mouse now. Logitech has no docs on its website for the keyboard or receiver. Does anyone know how to figure out whether any mouse I buy now will be compatible with my old receiver? I know that all wireless mice come with receivers, but I have limited USB ports.

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Logitech Cordless Keyboard Receiver M/N: C-BG17-KBD , P/N: 830728-0000
 
Old 12-24-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
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dude i went through the details, unfortunately i had the same receiver for mouse, eventualy i had to replace it, its the IEE configuration problem of Wireless standard, IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n. So get it replaced and all the best.
and If you found a solution! reply here. thanks.
 
Old 12-26-2010, 02:57 PM   #3
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dude i went through the details, unfortunately i had the same receiver for mouse, eventually i had to replace it
Which means you have a spare mouse that works with my keyboard: want to sell it?

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its the IEEE configuration problem of Wireless standard, IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n.
Huh? I don't understand this. I assumed that Logitech didn't bother to use any public standard - it's easier that way. I hoped they used an internal standard, that I could expect a Logitech wireless mouse of the same vintage to work. I finally got a response from them: no current mice work with this receiver, but they have an incentive to say that.

I'd be happy to replace them both with bluetooth devices, but I have failed to get either bluetooth headset I have purchased to work with linux with either bluetooth adaptor. Is this a common experience? I got them to work with Windozzzzze on a friend's machine.

Thanks for your attention.
 
Old 12-26-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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If you can get it cheap...

At what is a good price in Denmark, I bought a Logitech MK320 keyboard and mouse set, with a common USB reciever. The keyboard works well as long as I put a little paper under the battery cover to keep the batteries from moving and loosing contact.

The keyboard is light in construction but not flimsy. The mouse is smaller than standard but not as small as a notebook mouse. Even the most interesting function keys work out of the box with my openSUSE 11.2, and probably work as well with any other newer linux distribution. I am pleased. The Newegg price is $40; too much or too little?

I too don't think it's reasonable or sensible to have to buy another one of the one I already have that works just because the standard for something has changed. That's no fun.

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