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PEN10k

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Hello guys
Im having some issues with the wifi connection on my 2014 rMBP, running Yosemite 10.10.2.

Sometimes the wifi connect almost gets non existing, even though I'm still connected to the router. I can easily browse on the same network on my iPhone, from the exact same position, but the wifi on my Macbook is just ridiculously slow.. Someone know any tips to fix this?? Super frustrating..

Thanks in advance
 

simonsi

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802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.11a?

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Thats what I was thinking when I asked about the frequency above. Switching to 5GHz freqs. could also alleviate BT interference.

Yes, the trouble is 5GHz is such short range (even compared to 2.4GHz), that that can fool the user into thinking it makes no difference.

Hopefully we can move forward when OP lets us know...
 

PEN10k

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Jul 3, 2012
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Which protocol are you using and which frequency?

802.11n :)

Likely to be Bluetooth interference, try turning off BT and see if the connection improves.

Might explain why it works great in school, where I don't have any bluetooth devices connected, but it only bugs while I'm at home, with mouse and keyboard connected..
 
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simonsi

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802.11n :)



Might explain why it works great in school, where I don't have any bluetooth devices connected, but it only bugs while I'm at home, with mouse and keyboard connected..

Quite possible, easily tested by turning BT off at home for a while and seeing if the issue stops. If it does then turn BT back on and try getting the WiFi source closer at home and possibly changing WiFi channels.
 

PEN10k

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Jul 3, 2012
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Quite possible, easily tested by turning BT off at home for a while and seeing if the issue stops. If it does then turn BT back on and try getting the WiFi source closer at home and possibly changing WiFi channels.

Thanks for the answer, I'll give it a shot!
How do I change the WiFi channel?? :)
 

simonsi

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Thanks for the answer, I'll give it a shot!
How do I change the WiFi channel?? :)

Login to your modem/WiFi router and it will likely be in the wireless settings there. It is probably set to "auto" but try several channels (there are apps that will tell you what channels are in use around you).
 

PEN10k

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Jul 3, 2012
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Denmark
Login to your modem/WiFi router and it will likely be in the wireless settings there. It is probably set to "auto" but try several channels (there are apps that will tell you what channels are in use around you).

I turned off bluetooth, and yes, the wifi works without any problems now.
Where do I log in to the router?
 
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