Apple bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard affecting my internet?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by super tomtendo, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

    super tomtendo

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Location:
    Florida
    #1
    I got a magic mouse and an apple bluetooth keyboard and it seems lately they are affecting my performance of my AirPort extreme when I'm at my desk using them.

    If I leave my desk and go somewhere else in the house my Internet works as it should or if I turn off my keyboard/mouse it also seems to go back to normal.

    Also, since I got these it seems when I awake from sleep on my MBA is slow to establish Internet. It says I am connected in the top menu bar (full bars), but if I try to immediately connect to adium or safari, it will take a while to get an establishment.

    Any answers?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Your keyboard and mouse are bluetooth. Your wireless network is WiFi. Two different animals. One has nothing to do with the other.
     
  3. Mactrillionaire macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    #3
    I would recommend two things, assuming you can do them on your hardware:

    First, configure your AirPort Extreme to run dual band (b/g on one band and a/n on the other). Also, enable 5Ghz n. The 2.4Ghz n is susceptible to a lot of interference from other appliances.

    Next, connect computers using 5Ghz n and connect iOS devices using the wireless g band. This should improve connection issues considerably.
     
  4. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    super tomtendo

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Location:
    Florida
    #4
    Sorry, but thats wrong. BT uses 2.4ghz technology.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #5
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2008
    Location:
    Always a day away
    #6
    BT uses 2.4 GHz frequency; it doesn't use the same hardware or software as wi-fi.

    In any event, there are only two possible ways that BT could be interfering - one is if, somehow, BT was using the same hardware and software as your wi-fi - in which case the amount of "bandwidth" the BT devices would use would be miniscule, and hardly noticeable, relative to network traffic; the other is if, somehow, BT does interfere somehow with wi-fi connectivity - in which case, nobody would ever be able to use BT devices near a wireless network.

    Either way, I don't think your BT devices are the culprit.
     

Share This Page