Logitech Bluetooth mouse and keyboard decrease wifi speed?

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  1. vmv89, Aug 16, 2014
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    I have a Logitech K811 keyboard and a T631 mouse; both use Bluetooth to connect to MBP. I purchased them since they had the highest rating for a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.

    My wifi speed when they are on and connected is 5mb (which is a shame because my provider offers 120 mb internet speed).

    When they are off, the speed can go 80mb on wifi.

    My router is Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 (which is using latest technology).


    Is there a fix for this? How come I see many people use both internet and mouse/keyboard at the same time with no issues?

    Is the only way to go back in years to a wired keyboard/mouse?

    Did not have this issue on windows (but was using Bluetooth mouse adapter that was plugged into laptop instead of integrated Bluetooth like on the MBP)


    WILL APPLE MAGIC MOUSE/TRACKPAD AND WIRELESS KEYBOARD BE THE SAME? (I REALLY LOVE MY LOGITECH MOUSE/KEYBOARD BUT INTERNET IS MORE IMPORTANT)

    ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVES?

    THANKS!:)
     
  2. DeltaMac, Aug 16, 2014
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    I think you are experiencing interference between the bluetooth and your wifi network.
    The bluetooth can change automatically to different operating channels, but that doesn't always help.
    Change your wifi network (the router) to a different wifi radio channel.
    http://arrisi.force.com/consumers/articles/General_FAQs/SBG6580-Changing-the-Wireless-Channel
    Try a control channel that is five channels different. For example, if it is on channel 11 now, change it to channel 6, which should make things work more smoothly for you.
    Don't forget that you have to restart the router after changing channels…

    And
    not quite latest tech: http://www.amazon.com/ARRIS-Motorola-Surfboard-SBG6782-AC-Packaging/dp/B00GJ7Y7MU/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
    Your SBG6580 has been around about 4 years. The newer 6782 supports AC, if you have a newer Mac with that. (probably even less interference, too)
     
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    Thank you!
    Will try to do what you recommended!
     
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    So that option I will do in the settings that DeltaMac mentioned above?

    Sorry I am not good with technical staff, especially LANS/WIRELESS connections.

    Thank you!;)
     
  6. cube macrumors G5

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    I don't know your router, maybe it supports only the old 2.4GHz band.

    Even if you get such a router, maybe some of your devices don't support it, and you would still need another workaround.

    But it still a good idea to avoid 2.4GHz as much as possible, as you can get interference also from microwave ovens, baby monitors, some cordless phones and wireless speakers. And there's more people using that WiFi band.
     
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    I think that if you say you're not good with tech, your best option is to buy Apple.

    Note however, that Apple routers do not have a built-in internet modem, so caveat.
     
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    :rolleyes:What if I find a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard that do not pair with MBP, but instead will use Bluetooth adapter that I need to plug into USB. Will it solve the problem?
     
  10. cube macrumors G5

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    If it's a Bluetooth adapter, you will still be using Bluetooth.

    If it's a "cordless" mouse, it will probably still use the 2.4GHz band, as there are not many alternatives available. At least some of Logitech "cordless" mice use Bluetooth hardware running their own optimised proprietary protocols.

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    BTW, I'm becoming quite sure that when my Apple Bluetooth keyboard is running out of batteries, it interferes with my Logitech Bluetooth mouse.
     
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    Thank you!:)
     
  12. cube macrumors G5

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    RETRACTION:

    Avoid all Apple router products as Airport Utility 6 is garbage, and 5 cannot be used in Mavericks.
     
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