Turning ON Bluetooth slows down internet

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RocketRed, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012

    Does this happen to anyone else's macbook air?

    I tried pairing up my bluetooth mouse and webpages takes MINUTES to load. When Bluetooth is off, it takes less than 5 seconds.

    I have not had this happen to be with my 2011 Macbook Air or 2008 White Macbook.
  2. jgo78 macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    just got my new 2012 air today, paired my magic mouse and don't have this problem whatsoever. Something else must be wrong.
  3. dcorban macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    I have never heard of such a thing. I'd suggest changing the channel of your wireless network. Bluetooth and Wifi use 2.4Ghz, so they may be interfering.
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Yep, this sounds like interference. You should be able to change the wireless channel your router uses from its admin page.
  5. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    This happens with some routers, especially with marginal signal strength. Which router do you have?
  6. Skoopman macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2011
  7. RocketRed thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
    I tried replicating the issue.. and I figured out why my internet is slow when bluetooth is on.

    My internet is slow DURING the process of bluetooth finding my device.

    When it bluetooth is off or when it is connected to my mouse, the internet works just fine.

    I am one silly duck.

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