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Topic # 14457 4-Jul-2007 15:26
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Hey there,

 Bit stumped on this one. I have a Microsoft Desktop 7000 package of which I have just sold the mouse as I am also using a Logitech MX revolution mouse. I have had to give the microsoft reciever away with the mouse so now I am left with only the Logitech one. I am having issues finding the Microsoft Keyboard in Bluetooth devices. My questions are these firstly


 Are Bluetooth recievers universal?
 Will the gear I have mentioned operate together? ie can I connect keyboard to Logitech reciever. 
 Do I need some kind of Driver?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  Reply # 76905 4-Jul-2007 15:33
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you will need a Bluetooth dongle for Microsoft keyboard. However Logitech MX Revolution is not Bluetooth-based, so you cannot use the keyboard with Logitech's radio receiver.

I won't want to go into discuss why you would separate the mouse from the keyboard... that's your decision, but I'd say it is very silly to give away the receiver for the keyboard and mouse...




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  Reply # 76919 4-Jul-2007 16:49
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Oh i got you, so the logitech Dongle isnt bluetooth? so I guess it doesnt matter what type of bluetooth dongle i get does it? Will a noname version 2 like this.....

 http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Networking-modems/Wireless-networking/auction-107252336.htm?p=1

do the trick??

I just didnt like the Microsoft mouse so decided to sell to pay for the Logitech replacement which I am very happy with. I always just thought a dongle was a dongle!

 Thanks for the response.

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  Reply # 76920 4-Jul-2007 16:54
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Technically any Bluetooth dongle is suffice, but your experience may varies as there's a reason why manufacturers will bundle things together because they may have finely tuned the hardwares to match each other. Good luck though, as said, generally any bluetooth devices should be able to see another bluetooth devices if given the right profile. In this case, make sure the BT dongle you're geting support HID profile for keyboard (human input device).




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  Reply # 76959 4-Jul-2007 22:14
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If the receiver is the one from the Logitech MX then it's not Bluetooth. The website says nothing about Bluetooth, so I assume it's RF only.





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