WLAN (802.11n) and Logitech MX Revolution Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Impulz, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Impulz macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2008
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Hey everyone,

    my new mac hardware (time capsule and mbp) have finally arrived but I'm having some difficulties getting wlan along with my mouse to work.
    Whenever I transfer more than a trivial amount of data wireless, the mouse begins lag, while I can move the cursor using the touchpad without problems (so no performance problems). And whenever I move the mouse the transfer rate drops extremely (from 2mb/sek down to 500kb/sek on downloads)

    After some research I found out that the MX Revolution uses 2.4GHz frequency to communicate with the receiver and 802.11n uses 2.4 together with 5 GHz. So I guess they seem to interfere although I already tried different channels on the time capsule (6, 8, 13 so far).

    Has anyone else had this problem (I guess wlan and mx revolution should be a pretty common combination) and found a solution for it? I'd appreciate any help.

  2. Stella macrumors G3


    Apr 21, 2003
    The exact same thing occurred with my logitech wireless mouse.

    I changed to 2.5Ghz 'N' network and the mouse interference stopped.

    Also, you could try turning off "Use Wide channels" option in Airport Utility app:
    - select 5Ghz 'N'
    - Click 'Wireless' Options
    - turn off 'use wide channels'

    Unfortunately, your N network will be slower.

    *BTW - I leave Use wide channels turned on and my mouse stability is fine.
    I have 6Mbps Multitask rate option selected.

  3. dsquared112 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2009
    Thanks a lot Stella, your solution worked for me.

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