keyboard repeating and mouse freezes with wpa_supplicant

Fri Apr 27 16:54:02 PDT 2012

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM, Valeriy Kucherenko
<darkside_ua at> wrote:
> The problem is not in wpa_supplicant at all.
> I guess, you have a wireless keyboard and mouse. The problem is that the 2.4Ghz wireless key/mouse work on same frequencies as Wi-Fi b/g standarts. So, when you use you wi-fi channel at high speed (for example, when downloading something) - the wi-fi connection between you AP and PC interfere with wireless key/mouse. That's why you have freezes and repeated characters. This is normal. I have the same problem with my Logitech MK-520 when downloading something big and time-consumable via Wi-Fi, but this behavior does not appears when, for example, surfing web sites or playing online games.

I am using a notebook, and the mouse is wired, theres no wifi devices
except for the router.

> You can try to move you AP further from you wireless key/mouse. Maybe this can help. Or... throw out your wireless key/mouse and use wired instead.
>> Hi,
>> I have a machine a wifi card:
>> rtl8192ce ? ? ? : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.|RTL8188CE
>> 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [NETWORK_OTHER] (vendor:10ec device:8176
>> subv:10ec subd:9196) (rev: 01)
>> so when running wpa_supplicant and when typing sometimes characters
>> are repeated like i continued pressing the same keyboard key, also
>> mouse sometimes appears to freeze.
>> I have talked with realtak developers about this issue and they say
>> this can be related with realtek driver, and its strange that it only
>> happens when wpa_supplicant is running.
>> --
>> Salutem,
>> Z?
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