Cursor moves on the computer I'm not using

November 16, 2010 at 13:46:22
Specs: Windows 7
I recently set up an additional desktop on my home network (ISP: ATT U-Verse).
My wife noticed today as I was working on my second computer in the basement, the cursor on the first computer would move. I verified this by switching places with her. The problem does not occur in reverse (i.e. when she uses the first computer it does not affect the second computer)
Here are some details:
Both computers are running Win 7
Both computers are hooked up to the U-Verse gateway (ports 2&3). The second computer is being run through a Vonage router as well.
Both computers have remote desktop access to the computer disabled.
The problem first occured when I had a remote desktop session established with my PC at the office.
Does anyone have any idea what might have caused this?

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#1
November 16, 2010 at 15:10:07
Are you using wireless mice?
If so you will need to get a different brand of mouse for the 2nd pc unless there is config control over what wireless channel they are using.
I have seen this with wireless mice and keyboards. Talk about a ghost in the machine!

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November 16, 2010 at 19:18:39
I am using a logitech wireless keyboard/mouse upstairs and a logitech wireless mouse downstairs. Pretty strong signal to travel that far and through the floorboards.

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#3
November 16, 2010 at 21:24:49
What I dealt with was two offices with a wall and file cabinets between the pcs. That is much thicker than a floor.

You think its remote control software.
Simple test. Remove the network cable/wireless from one. If the mouse still moves you know what you have to do.

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