Extending Magic Trackpad Range

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by grigb, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. grigb macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I just put my brand new 6-core 3.33 mac pro in a wood computer hutch. Now the signal from the trackpad seems to drop out, resulting in jumps in my mouse cursor. (It's really hard to do something precise like position the cursor between 2 words.) :(

    Can anyone suggest a way to boost the signal - like a blue tooth repeater or something? Otherwise, mac users are destined to sit right next to their computers.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I remember reading something about switching the antennas in Mac Pros in order to boost Bluetooth usability. Try searching for it with MRoogle.
     
  3. grigb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solved!

    I did some research and found others with bluetooth range issues.

    Long story short, I had to move my Airport in the hutch.

    When I wrote this earlier I had it to the left of Mac Pro in the computer hutch. I played with it's position and found that putting it BELOW the mac was best.

    When the airport was at the same height or above it, it messed with my bluetooth reception!

    Even though this seemed to be enough, I figure there's no need for my mac to use wireless to communicate with the airport if it's only 8 inches away, so I also plugged the mac into the airport, turned off my wireless on the mac and set it up to use Ethernet wired connection instead.

    Less wireless in the air is always better! :cool:

    I hope this helps someone!
     

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