any chance magic mouse will be smooth during downloads?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by btownguy, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    One thing I HATE about my Bluetooth Mighty Mouse is the way it slows down and stutters badly whenever I have a file downloading. I subscribe to many podcasts and at any one time I may have one downloading in the background. That is over WiFi. Is there not a separate transceiver for Bluetooth? Any chance this new mouse will operate smoothly even when you have something downloading?
     
  2. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    Probably the same. I have a Microsoft mouse (not Bluetooth) and even when running Vista in Boot Camp it studders during heavy WiFi activity. I went back to using the wired version of the keyboard and mouse but will probably be suffering again as soon as I can get my hands on the new Magic Mouse. Hopefully there's an update that will fix this since all the new iMacs will be wireless now.
     
  3. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    It's due to the interference between bluetooth and 802.11b/g

    Use 802.11n will solve this problem.
     
  4. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Have you considered setting up your network on 802.11N instead of G?

    Might eliminate the interference you're seeing on the 2.4ghz band.
     
  5. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I imagine that would break my iPhone connectivity to my network.
     
  6. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    True, unless you ran either a dual band, or two full networks.

    I have an Airport Extreme running in N only, that the MBA connects to, and a POS Dynex router for my iPhone and the roommate's virus ridden Dell.
     

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