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Hinge Thunder
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WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

I'm a bit confused if by having WPAN enabled means that I can connect just Bluetooth mice or if I can use wireless mice like the MS Sidewinder X8 or the Logitech G700 which use 'Wireless 2.4Ghz technology', whatever that means!

I don't want to buy a mouse that will require a dongle hanging out of my new laptop so can someone please help me out with an answer?

My laptop has the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (2x2 b/g/n+ Bluetooth Combo) - if that helps.

Thanks in advance.

Mark

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dgkpcon
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Re: WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

The Advanced N + Bluetooth combo you have runs on 2.4GHz and 5GHz range,you would not need a Bluetooth dongle."Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (2x2 b/g/n+ Bluetooth Combo",is a wireless combo so you should have no problems.

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Hinge Thunder
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Re: WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

Thanks DGKPCON but I was wondering if the non-bluetooth wireless mice would work with my laptop without requiring a Wireless 2.4GHz dongle.

The reason I ask this is because there is a better range of mice available for this 'Wireless 2.4Ghz' format.

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dgkpcon
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Re: WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

Sorry it's taking so long on my end having some PC problems i'm trying to work out myself.

Yes i did look up both of those mice and they both do work off the 2.4 and 5GHz range.The 370 Bluetooth card(which is part of the advanced N) is 2.1 +EDR.

 

EDIT: Both of the mice you posted were wireless BT,which one was non BT ? i missed that one.

If you were reffering to the dongle you see with the logitech mouse,that dongle goes inside the mouse itself in order to connect to your wireless Bluetooth.

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Hinge Thunder
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Re: WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

I'm sorry but everything I read suggests that neither mouse is Bluetooth, this is why the whole 'Wireless 2.4Ghz' vs Bluetooth is confusing to me.

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dgkpcon
5 Tungsten

Re: WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

Maybe we can get a second opinion here shortly?That 2.4 or 5GHz is the wireless speed connection not the Bluetooth.They communicate on the wireless signal which according to the specs, are correct for both of them.The Advanced wirless Bluetooth N combo you have, is 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless range.The Bluetooth has nothing to do with the connection of either of the mouse i was reffering to the Bluetooth because you have the wireless combo.

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XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

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Hinge Thunder
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Re: WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

Reading the following link, it sounds like the mouse could connect using the typical 802.11b/g interface, if that's right - I guess I should next ask whether you can connect the mouse whilst connected to a wireless LAN.

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/bluetooth-mouse-vs-wireless-mouse.html

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dgkpcon
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Re: WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

While wireless range mouse can lose its connection due to disruptions (walls,doors,etc..) as you seen in the link you posted.Yes you can connect the wireless mouse while connected to the LAN too no problem.I use Bluetooth connected peripherals simply because they tend to stay connected without the wireless interuption you might get from signal loss.Either way you go it's really a toss up on what you prefer wireless,or BT.You will never be that far from a system using a mouse anyway,its just a personal preference.I have used wireless mice in the past never had any real problems from them,maybe signal loss a few times thats it.

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XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

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Hinge Thunder
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Re: WPAN and a Wireless Mouse

The wireless mouse wouldn't connect to the LAN, as far as I can work out it would connect to the PC directly.

I have found that if I go into the RF options of the Centrino, I can disable and enable Wi-Fi without it affecting my wireless LAN connection. My only guess is that this service is used to connect devices within range of the PC without going via a wireless switch/hub/router.

So I am now convinced that a wireless mouse will not require a special dongle for my laptop and will order my preferred option. Once I have given it a go, will report back if I am correct or not...

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