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Wireless Receiver

Friday, July 13th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, Hardware & Peripherals

Wireless Receiver

Do you use a wireless keyboard or mouse? I know some of you do, because you’ve ordered them from us before! If you do, I’m sure you know that they come with a receiver. Right? Right! Well, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, allow me to explain it a little more. Basically, the wireless receiver is the component that is used to connect your computer with the keyboard and mouse. I mean, it’s a good thing it’s there. Something has to do it or your keyboard and mouse would not work!

The receiver works through signals. It picks up the wireless signals from your keyboard or mouse, which then gives it the capability to communicate with your computer system. Some keyboard and mice sets come with two receivers (one for the keyboard and one for the mouse), but most will only have one. Now, when you’re trying to find a spot to sit your receiver, there are a couple things you’ll want to keep in mind. And here they are.

For one, you’ll want to take note of the distance away from any interferences, such as your monitor, computer case, fans, fluorescent lights, etc. To accomplish that, it’s best to keep the receiver at least eight inches away from any of those items. The next thing you’ll want to keep in mind is the distance away from the actual keyboard and mouse. The receiver should be set up at least eight inches (or up to six feet) away from those as well. If you follow all these guidelines, you will have the best wireless setup in town (or at least in your own house!)

~ Erin

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