Do wireless devices affect each other?

Question

I have a wireless mouse and keyboard that I've had for an extended period of time. Just recently it is acting funny where the cursor will not move when I move the mouse and then will "catch up." Also, when I try to click on an item, the click will not register with the mouse until after several more attempts. I have changed the batteries on the mouse, but this hasn't worked.

FYI, I recently switched my home network to wireless-G and have installed an HP 7410 wireless printer. Could all of these wireless connections interfere with each other and possibly my mouse?

Answer

This question was answered on April 6, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The short of the answer is yes, wireless devices that are within the same frequency do cause interference with each other According to HP's website the printer you choose uses the 802.11 g/b wireless range, so printing should not be affecting your mouse or keyboard Both of those devices are probably using Blue tooth, if they are not however and are using the 802.11 B/G wireless frequency range then more likely then not the inclusion of these devices is causing your recent problems.

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Posted by Darren of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 6, 2006