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Can a wireless keyboard work with a remote receiver?

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September 30, 2010 6:44:53 PM

Hi all,

So I was wondering, I have a USB infrared receiver for my Packard Bell remote control, but I've since stopped using it in my PB pc and moved it to my Acer pc. Windows 7 64bit picks up the USB receiver, seems to install a driver...but the remote doesn't work. I wasn't too worried about that, but now I've found a Phillips wireless keyboard that operates with IR by the looks of things, and I was wondering:

Is it possible to get the USB receiver to pick up the keyboard? Not too fussed about the remote!

Many thanks
October 1, 2010 5:28:11 PM

I use a wireless keyboard and mouse and have found it best to stick with the receiver that came with the keyboard. (especially in Win 7)
But don't let that stop you. find the drivers or software that maps the keyboard/mouse to the OS and install then see what happens.
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