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Turning ON Bluetooth slows down internet

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RocketRed, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Does this happen to anyone else's macbook air?

    I tried pairing up my bluetooth mouse and webpages takes MINUTES to load. When Bluetooth is off, it takes less than 5 seconds.

    I have not had this happen to be with my 2011 Macbook Air or 2008 White Macbook.
  2. macrumors 6502

    just got my new 2012 air today, paired my magic mouse and don't have this problem whatsoever. Something else must be wrong.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    I have never heard of such a thing. I'd suggest changing the channel of your wireless network. Bluetooth and Wifi use 2.4Ghz, so they may be interfering.
  4. macrumors 68040

    Yep, this sounds like interference. You should be able to change the wireless channel your router uses from its admin page.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    This happens with some routers, especially with marginal signal strength. Which router do you have?
  6. macrumors 6502

    Can you connect wireless over 5 GHz?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    I tried replicating the issue.. and I figured out why my internet is slow when bluetooth is on.

    My internet is slow DURING the process of bluetooth finding my device.

    When it bluetooth is off or when it is connected to my mouse, the internet works just fine.

    I am one silly duck.

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