wireless mouse question - competing with wifi...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by btownguy, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    I have a MacBook Pro and a bluetooth mouse and it is horrible when I have downloads going over wifi. The mouse stutters and lags horribly when there is a download going on. I'm thinking of getting a different mouse, like a Logitech with that small little "Unifying receiver" that plugs in to USB. I'm wondering if this will perform differently than a bluetooth mouse that communicates to the MacBook Pro built-in transceiver.
  2. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    My guess it is more of an unsupported mouse issue, rather than interference.

    BT operates on a different band (starting at 2.402 GHz and stopping at 2.480 GHz) than WiFi.

    Have you tried unpairing and repairing your mouse and searching for a software update from the manufacturer of the mouse?
  3. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    My current mouse is the Apple Bluetooth Mighty Mouse.

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