Wireless keyboard signal on MBP

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  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the microsft comfort keyboard but i'm getting a low wireless keyboard signal an the freaking reciever is like 1.5 - 2 ft on the desk from the keyboard.

    When i try to pair them again and i just hit the reciever it has a full reception and when its paired with the keyboard it has a high reception for a few seconds then it drops down to low again. What could be the problem here?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Could be bad batteries...people report that experience periodically. Is this a Bluetooth keyboard? It could also be a source of 2.4 GHz interference -- e.g. other devices in your home or nearby such as microwaves, cordless phones, WiFi equipment, etc. If you have a WiFi network, you should particularly try just changing your WiFi channel.
     
  3. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it is 2.4 ghz, i tried changing the channels on the wi fi , no luck. its a microsoft wireless 6000 v2 keyboard if that helps
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  5. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its not that, they are new batteries.
     
  6. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Where those the batteries included from Microsoft? Who knows how old those could have been.

    I'd still try changing the batteries.

    It might just be a shoddy product, mate.
     
  7. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No idea...they list Windows as the only operating system that supports it. It might. Almost any available bluetooth device should work with a Mac without drivers. Wireless products that use their own transceivers and don't adhere to a standard like Bluetooth are much more iffy.

    I'd read the reviews on that page. At least one of them said to expect certain features may not work:

    And none of them seem to explicitly talk about using it on a Mac. MacMall is part of a company that also sells PC products (pcmall or something like that?), so it's certainly possible they just cross-listed it.

    Or you could always get the Apple Wireless KB or another one known to work with Macs. Looks better, guaranteed to work.
     

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