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Old 10-26-2021, 09:26 AM   #1
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Who was responsible for wireless keyboard "technology"?


The person that designed wireless keyboards must have been pulled from a "special" class.

There is no way I can think of that a wireless keyboard should send endlessly repeating keys when you press a button once. There is no way an intelligent person could be behind something like this. At most it should miss a key, never endlessly repeat, again unless the people behind it have comprehension issues.

The 2.4 ghz wireless technology, as we all know, has pretty decent range in theory. The worst wifi connections can go 20 feet or so. Yet wireless keyboards sometimes have a "range" less than 1 foot! Imagine how incompetent a company and the people behind it are to release something like this out the door.

Right now I have an absolute garbage "Gyration" air keyboard and mouse on my HTPC. There is no competing alternative for an all-in-one air/optical mouse and wireless keyboard or I would have bought one already.

Every other wireless keyboard and mouse I have used have done the same thing. Even with Logitech this happens.

I have to admit that I have lower expectations than most people for wifi also. It has never worked reliably for me either and all my computers are ethernet or cellular connected. I don't even have a wireless access point.

Having to bang on a broken keyboard for 10 minutes just to type three lines has ruined my morning as you can see.
 
Old 10-26-2021, 10:38 AM   #2
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I had similar issues, but after I moved my receiver to within a couple of feet I no longer have issues.
[Using Logitech K270 wireless keyboard]
 
Old 10-26-2021, 12:54 PM   #3
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Keyboards don't repeatedly send key presses - they send key down and key up - it is the operating system that will start repeating a key press if a down event isn't followed by an up event within a set period of time.

This is irrespective of connection method, but it shouldn't take a huge leap to see why a connection method more prone to interference might be more likely to only successfully transmit one of these events.

You may be able to use "xset -r" to disable the feature, whilst kbdcontrol can control the delay and repeat rate.

 
Old 10-26-2021, 03:00 PM   #4
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Maybe the device is broken? Personally, I still use wires.
 
Old 10-27-2021, 12:09 AM   #5
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I use nothing but wireless at home on my desktops and 10 foot range screens, zero problems. Is your wireless dongle clear los to you kb / mouse? That is an issue. Doesn't take much to block the signal. if it's on the back of your box and or under or behind a entertainment center then of course it doesn't work. I've had it on the top of my "tower" on the right below my physical desk top and it was hit or miss. a usb extender put's it in relative los with zero anything between kb / mouse and it.

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Old 10-27-2021, 06:28 AM   #6
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Maybe the device is broken? Personally, I still use wires.
^^

Keyboards and mice are a dime a dozen try another one.

That said, don't really pay a dime, nor $100, there are reasonable products.
 
Old 10-27-2021, 09:04 AM   #7
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The 2.4 ghz wireless technology, as we all know, has pretty decent range in theory. The worst wifi connections can go 20 feet or so. Yet wireless keyboards sometimes have a "range" less than 1 foot! Imagine how incompetent a company and the people behind it are to release something like this out the door.
I think wireless keyboards would use Bluetooth which is shorter range (and lower power). But I also avoid wireless devices where possible, saves on batteries.
 
Old 10-27-2021, 09:52 AM   #8
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With the Logi(tech) non-unified receiver I have had issues when it's been used in a USB 3 port but absolutely fine in a USB 2 port. Go figure.

The unified-receiver that I'm currently using with K540 kb and MX Master mouse has no issues with either.

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But I also avoid wireless devices where possible, saves on batteries.
I honestly don't think I could ever go back to a wired mouse. Keyboard, yeah, have a wired one for work, but mouse... nope!
 
Old 10-27-2021, 11:47 AM   #9
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Copper ftw, always works. I think it'd be a hassle for mouse to periodically need me to replace batteries whenever it starts acting flakey. Wireless works sometimes but its always a hassle, especially bluetooth, thats one of the most annoying forms of wireless ever, everybody who has ever used it has dealt with pairing related issues at one point or another. It only "just works" about half the time. Wires "just work" 99% of the time.
 
  


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