rMBP bluetooth and wifi interference

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  1. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    I was going to buy a magic mouse but remembered that bluetooth and wifi frequently interfere on rMBPs. Not sure it is is all of them, but at least my model.

    So my question is- can I buy a USB dongle that enables bluetooth, as if my computer didn't have it otherwise? And if so, would that even help?
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    If you really want to get around having any interference, then use 5 ghz on wifi. Bluetooth uses 2.4 ghz.

    I use bluetooth and wifi on 2.4 ghz all the time, and I have no issues. I am surprised that you are having problems with it.

    Getting a bluetooth dongle will not have any effect, unless if you are experiencing a problem unrelated to the 2.4 ghz frequency. Whether the bluetooth signal is being transmitted from a USB dongle or inside the computer shouldn't make much of a difference.
     
  3. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well at home I do, but I cannot always control it.

    Do you have a rMBP? The theory is that because the two are on the same card, the signals interfere, which is why I thought perhaps an external adapter might help.

    It's a very common problem with rMBPs.
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I have had a mbp and a rmbp. Neither showed this issue.
     
  5. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. Well if I can find a good deal on a magic mouse I'll try it out, but it is definitely fairly common. Thanks for the advice!
     

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