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Old 12-13-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Can't afford second computer

I have a computer situated upstairs but would like to be able to control it from my kitchen where I have my nice new shiny LCD TV.(Sorry for showing off) I am running an Windows XP computer with no wireless card. Would a video sender and a wireless keyboard and mouse do the job or is there something out there that would do the job better. I have asked in Maplins and talked to a couple of brick walls i.e. PC World and Curry's with no luck. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 12-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #2
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Well it would depend how far the wireless keyboard and mouse will reach. Some are very junkey and will not function if they are only a few feet from the computer. About how many feet away is the computer?

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Old 12-13-2006, 11:32 PM   #3
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That's a huge distance between your room upstairs and all the way down to the kitchen. I don't believe there is anything you can do to cover that kind of length. I suggest you move the PC into the kitchen somewhere and run everything wireless (network, keyboard, mouse).
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:55 AM   #4
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The vid sender will be seperate from the keyboard/mouse.
As for the keyboard/mouse, if IR or radio you can get repeters for that. There are systems for repeting IR/radio tv/stereo systems. I've used both kinds when I was setting up home entertainment systems. But like it was said, it might be easier to just move the system to a central location.
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