WLAN (802.11n) and Logitech MX Revolution Problems

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

  1. Impulz macrumors newbie

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    Karlsruhe, Germany
    #1
    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.

    regards,
    Michael
     
  2. Stella macrumors 604

    Stella

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    Location:
    Canada
    #2
    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

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    Aug 16, 2009
    #3
    Thanks a lot Stella, your solution worked for me.
     

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