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HT1365: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Potential sources of wireless interference

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HT1365 MacBook Pro Retina Display with External Monitor and WiFi

10883 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2013 9:43 AM by osmcgraw RSS
  • paperstreetmultimedia Calculating status...

    Please, try to add a couple of aluminium foils between the keyboard and the screen before closing you MBP.

    I konw, it seems crazy, but for me it works!!

  • sillyigt Calculating status...

    I was having the same issue; when I had an external display plugged in my wifi performance turned to s**t. It turned out that my aftermarket Thunderbolt to DVI adapter wasn't propertly sheilded, after switching to an official (expensive) Apple adapter all is well...

  • m2guru Calculating status...

    It happens whether I have one or two monitors. Both are Apple®-brand Thunderbolt-DVI adapters.

  • itmachines Calculating status...

    Ohh My!


    I have been frustrated by the slow WiFi since february this year when I got my Retina, and now after seing this thread... have simply changed the Thunderbolt port in which I plug my external monitor in - and my WiFi is back to what it should be.


    Of the two ports on the left, if I plug the monitor into the port closer to the power (left) then I have slow WiFi... if I unplug, and plug it into the one next to the USB (right) then I have normal WiFi.


    Really pathetic, but this solved the slow WiFi for me.


    Some Technical details if this may be of use to apple/others...

    - I have a apple thunderbolt --> DVI adaptor (not a fake one)

    - I use it to plug in a Samsung SyncMaster B2430

    - I usually always have an external usb hub plugged in (extension is long, so the items I have plugged into the hub are far away, so no interference from those devices.

    - I changed my router (bought new one), changed ports, changed all settings that were advised on other sites, and nothign worked... as each time my external monitor was plugged in and it was slow, and I did not realize then that when it was fast... that the external monitor was not plugged in :S





  • osmcgraw Calculating status...

    Thanks a lot. This all of a sudden started happening. The wifi router must have rebooted and switched chanels and all of a sudden my MBP wasn't getting any wifi. Strangely and stupidly, the wifi icon at the top of the screen still showed full connectivity but the thing wouldn't even ping the router more than 10% of the time. With the thunderbolt display disconnected sitting in the exact same spot it would work perfectly. I changed the channel of the WIFI and it works perfectly now! Thanks!

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