Re: [opensource-62] wireless desktop

From: Trey S.
Sent on: Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:00 AM
RF speakers exist, but are generally awful analog devices prone to interference. If you must use wireless speakers, I suppose BT is the way to go. Just prepare yourself for connection errors, resetting the connection on wither or both ends, etc. That applies to BT in general, not just speakers. I don't know why the stack has been so poorly-implemented. Perhaps it was too loose of a spec to begin with, but the in-range handshake is very flaky, IMHO. For now, though, it's what we have.


On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 10:33 AM, mowgli <[address removed]> wrote:
hmm very informative!

i might want to use wireless speakers in future too.  so perhaps 1 BT for all devices is better in my case?  this is for LAN of ~ 15 clients.

or even w/ those 3 devices, its still better to go RF?  do they even make RF speakers?


On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Trey Smith <[address removed]> wrote:
1. I do not know of a WiFi mouse/keyboard. Perhaps you mean RF (Radio Frequency). The difference:
BlueTooth (BT) is an RF device from a transceiver standpoint, but implements a standards-based protocol such that many device types can communicate across it. A BT dongle plugged into a PC requires drivers. An RF dongle for kb/mouse is typically proprietary; that is, only to be used for wireless kb/mouse communication, and also typically driverless. The RF set appears as a standard kb/mouse to the PC. If *ALL* you want to do is wireless kb/mouse, I'd go with RF from a reputable manufacturer, such as Logitech's unified receiver. 
2. Don't buy the cheapest. Reviews matter here. BT is a protocol that's easy to get wrong, or just barely right.
3. One BT adapter will pair with multiple devices.


On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 9:46 AM, mowgli <[address removed]> wrote:
for keyboards & mice:
  1. is wifi or bluetooth better?  or makes no difference?
  2. when buying the bluetooth USB adapter, what specs or details should i filter for to avoid poor connectivity with the devices (aka keystrokes not taking or retyping keys alot, mouse jittery, etc)?  i ask b/c i see adapters ranging from $1 to much more on amazon.
  3. can i use just 1 adapter for all the bluetooth devices or do i need 1 per device?
thanx!




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