New TB MBPs - does using bluetooth keyboard/mouse/tp slow down your wifi connection?

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  1. iBrooker macrumors 6502

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    This has dogged my MBA since Mountain Lion (or was it Mavericks?) where my internet via bluetooth is crippled when using my apple wireless keyboard and trackpad. With bluetooth on I get about 10Mpbs, with bluetooth off I get 60 or 70!

    Anyone tested this on their new TB MBPs? Can you do a www.speedtest.net with bluetooth on/off please?

    cc/ @kwandrews
     
  2. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the 2.4GHz space is pretty jammed. Can you change your wifi to 5Ghz?
     
  3. iBrooker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately not (well at least not with the router that came with my broadband).
     
  4. iBrooker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just an update to say I rang my ISP and they sent me a new 5ghz router and the problem is gone :D (at least on my mba - mbp not here till next month)

    Not sure why I didn't upgrade my router earlier now o_O

    Thanks for your help :)
     

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