Wireless keyboard and mouse interference can result in lag. While working on your laptop or computer, you may find that your wireless keyboard and mouse become unresponsive, stuttery and laggy. This can be very infuriating, but here are some steps to help resolve the problem.
A common cause of wireless keyboard and mouse lagging is a result of wireless interference from USB 3.0 devices, such as external hard drives and other USB 3.0 removable media. Interference may produce the following symptoms:
- Delayed keyboard and mouse inputs
- Ignored mouse or keyboard inputs
- Decreased wireless range between the mouse/keyboard and USB wireless receiver
Reduce wireless keyboard and mouse interference
- If your PC or laptop has USB 3.0 (SS) ports, connect USB 3.0 devices in these ports. Then plug the USB 2.0 devices such as the wireless receiver in the USB 2.0 ports, giving as much distance away from the USB 3.0 device as possible. For instance, if your laptop has a USB 3.0 port on the left, plug in your external hard drive there and if there is a USB 2.0 port on the right, plug in your USB wireless keyboard and mouse receiver there.
- Ensure that your wireless keyboard and mouse receiver are positioned as close as possible to the keyboard and mouse.
- In situations where you are unable to create much distance between the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices, use a USB extender cable to increase this distance.
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