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    Wireless Media Keyboard?

    Post by JGZinv on 6/6/2009, 11:31 pm

    I'm thinking about setting up my broken laptop as a internet device
    for my living room... so we can watch TV and whatnot internet anime.

    Thing is that I'm going to need a wireless keyboard with about a
    30-40 ft. range. Hopefully something not on the 2.4 Ghz spectrum.
    Plus it needs a pointing device of some kind.

    Any one got an idea? I saw a keyboard for the PS3 that would be nice
    but evidently it doesn't support Windows.

    Not sure if I should come up with some kind of linux / media center
    or just throw a stripped version of windows on there... or what.

    All I really need is firefox, media player classic, and their plugins.


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    Re: Wireless Media Keyboard?

    Post by Almael on 6/7/2009, 4:40 pm

    A broken laptop...so basicly building something like a VCR but for computer/internet content.

    Well, I don't think you can find anything not using 2.4GHz, becuase of standard and licenses.
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    Re: Wireless Media Keyboard?

    Post by JGZinv on 6/7/2009, 5:25 pm

    Well basically I want an internet kiosk.

    It needs to just view whatever streaming media I'm looking at, and maybe
    download a torrent, but that last one is debatable because I don't like
    torrents.

    I've got a neat little distro called SLAX running off a boot cd with a dozen
    some odd programs running... including the latest firefox... but I can't seem
    to get it to connect FF to the net. I think the wireless is working, since it says
    it's connected and shows up... but nothing is loading.

    I've got 0 Linux experience, but honestly this isn't bad for a GUI. Sort of like
    Windows Lite. Which is what I want... if I can get external monitor support, and the internet to work... I may have it.

    USB keyboard support seems to be instant on, so I'd think a wireless one would be ok.


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    Re: Wireless Media Keyboard?

    Post by Almael on 6/7/2009, 5:46 pm

    I see.

    Your problem is definitly a configuration & recognition one which also can be caused by the driver/ID key.

    Linux isn't difficult, it's more for the freaks, though. I haven't used UNIX/Linux for some time and am too rusty and not up to date to help out well. Try to use the internet/connection tools. They always have neat test commands/error search options.

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