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#19187 8-Feb-2008 19:40
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I recently got myself a Microsoft Bluetooth notebook mouse which I'm generally very happy with but I'm having a problem which is really driving me around the bend. At random intervals, usually about 5 - 10 minutes apart, the mouse stops responding completely for a period of about 10 - 20 seconds and then resumes again as normal. I get the impression that it's disconnecting and re-pairing.

The machine that I'm using it with is a Dell Inspiron 1520 with built in bluetooth module and I have installed the latest bluetooth drivers which has not helped so I'm at a loss as to what to do next. Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be causing the problem and what I can do to resolve it?

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#109327 8-Feb-2008 19:42
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Anything else in the house using 24 GHz? Any 2.4GHz cordless phones? Microwave overs? Hospitals near you (no joke they use the ISM band too)?



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#109353 8-Feb-2008 20:58
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freitasm: Anything else in the house using 24 GHz? Any 2.4GHz cordless phones? Microwave overs? Hospitals near you (no joke they use the ISM band too)?

In this location there is a digital cordless phone but in the location where I was using it previously I had the same problem where there was no cordless phone nearby.

The only other potential source of radio interference that I can think of is my Vodem. I realise that the Vodem would operate on 2100MHz, but I would think that its output power could be sufficient to affect other bands. Late next week I will be in a location where I won't need to use the Vodem so it will be interesting to see if that makes any difference.

On that note, is there any possibility that the WiFi radio on my notebook could interfere with its bluetooth radio?

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