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Wifi speed with bluetooth headset ON

12th February 2013, 09:26 PM   |  #1  
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I am noticing that whenever I have my bluetooth headset on using the Note 2, the wifi speed degrades considerably. If you are listening to an online song stream, you may not notice as song does not take that much bandwidth for streaming, but if you watch an HD youtube video and listen using bluetooth headset, the video keeps getting stuck waiting for buffering.

Anybody else sees the same problem with Note 2? I am strongly suspecting that it is some sort of bluetooth intervention with wifi that degrades wifi download speed considerably. You could do this experiment by checking your internet speed with/without playing a song over bluetooth headset, and you would see the difference in download speed.
13th February 2013, 01:36 AM   |  #2  
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Wow. Good find. This is a problem.

With bluetooth on the wifi speed is slower, but with streaming audio it's abysmal.

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13th February 2013, 02:13 AM   |  #3  
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To those who can test, can you pay results with both a 5ghz and 2.4ghz wifi connection? This could be related to interference and it affects everything from Android phones to Macbooks....

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This really sucks that we cannot see any HD video online using the bluetooth headset. I remember trying the S3 and do not remember seeing this issue with it. I wonder if this interference issue is specific to Note 2 only
13th February 2013, 06:16 PM   |  #5  
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This really sucks that we cannot see any HD video online using the bluetooth headset. I remember trying the S3 and do not remember seeing this issue with it. I wonder if this interference issue is specific to Note 2 only

Actually, if you Google something like "bluetooth slow wifi", you'll see that all kinds of phones, tablets and computers have this problem. Some more than others.

Not sure how this can be fixed. If it is caused by interference than using 5ghz wifi could help.

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14th February 2013, 12:14 AM   |  #6  
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When I connect my Sixaxis controller via bluetooth and the Sixaxis app it almost completely kills my internet. Can't even open Google...

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What a bummer.... look at these speeds with 2.4ghz wifi vs. 5ghz when bluetooth is on. I haven't tried it streaming, but the speeds are already half with 2.4ghz so this must be an issue with radio interference.

My suggestion is that if you can connect to your Internet via a 5ghz wifi router, then do it if you'll be using bluetooth.

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What a bummer.... look at these speeds with 2.4ghz wifi vs. 5ghz when bluetooth is on. I haven't tried it streaming, but the speeds are already half with 2.4ghz so this must be an issue with radio interference.

My suggestion is that if you can connect to your Internet via a 5ghz wifi router, then do it if you'll be using bluetooth.

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Hey guys, wanted to let you know that the network speed issue that I reported on my galaxy Note 2, is no more seen i the galaxy S4. I feel there was perhaps some software/hardware issue that was resolved causing this issue to go away (at least speed difference is not noticeable when watching youtube HD videos).
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Hey guys, wanted to let you know that the network speed issue that I reported on my galaxy Note 2, is no more seen i the galaxy S4. I feel there was perhaps some software/hardware issue that was resolved causing this issue to go away (at least speed difference is not noticeable when watching youtube HD videos).

Hi, what version are you on the S4? Is it 4.2.2?
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Hi ! I have the same problem but in worse ! I can't even update the meteo widget ! If I understood you well, I should go for a 5 GHz connection ... but how do I change this ?

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