Wifi stops working when dongle plugged in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mdwsta4, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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  2. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    It's a shielding issue with low-cost accessories or cables. What are you using that's giving you the issue?
     
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    This has been hashed and rehashed on the forum in numerous threads (re: the video linked). If you do a forum search, you should be able to find the applicable threads.

    Not all adapters are of the same quality. As such. there can be some interference bleed through (if you will) at times between the adapter and the wifi signal.
     
  4. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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  5. mdwsta4 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm currently using these Rankie adapters from Amazon. Not sure if the Nonda adapters I returned had the same problem and I might have not noticed.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EL4PVFE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Sorry, went back two pages and didn't see anything nor do I recall seeing any threads about it during other visits to this forum. When I did a google search the Reddit thread was the only one that came up (along with the video).

    Stupid question, but how do I do that? I have **** Verizon (non FIOS) internet so I doubt I'd be able to.

     
  6. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    I would call them and ask. I'm not sure which equipment they use.
     
  7. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Just use the Apple USB C to USB adapters. They're issue-free and only cost a dollar or two more. I think the USB-C market and the notebooks themselves need to mature a bit before you can trust adapters like that - so far all of the cable-free adapters have had shielding issues as far as I've seen.
     
  8. BiteSizeThumb macrumors member

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    I just ordered these online so I'll let you know how mine turn out, however people who have been reviewing them specifically have said that they've had issues with WiFi when using that specific dongle brand.
     

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