Do Bluetooth devices interfere with WiFi Signals? My simple answer to this question is both Yes and No. A couple of years before Bluetooth devices and other wireless devices would interfere with one another. That meant if you were using a Bluetooth headset while standing near your laptop, you might not get a good internet connection any longer. That’s a very uncommon issue today, but if you have an old Bluetooth device it could still be causing you some trouble. There are a few solutions for this problem that you can use to help restore your internet to the full-speed performance you want.
Upgrade Your Devices:
One of the most effective ways to eliminate any Bluetooth interference is to invest in new Bluetooth devices that don’t cause this issue any longer. Swap your older devices for modern ones and you’ll erase the interference issues nearly instantly.
Dual or Triband Routers:
Another way to alleviate the problem, if you don’t want to upgrade your Bluetooth devices is to just switch to the 5 GHz spectrum with your wireless devices, or at least the ones suffering from the most interference.
This can be an affordable solution if you already have a dual-band wireless router and might be as easy as changing from the 2.4 GHz network to the 5 GHz network. If you don’t have a dual-band router you will have to invest in one to be able to change to a network that your old Bluetooth devices won’t interfere with.
Change Router Channel:
WiFi signal Interference is a major problem in densely populated communities with multiple routers or Bluetooth devices from nearby homes overlapping on each other. Choose a wireless channel with zero or less overlapping to achieve better range and speed.
Using the Router Admin:
- Connect to your WiFi network.
- Open a web browser, go to http://10.1.1.1 or http://192.168.1.1 and sign in. If you haven’t changed it, the default admin username and the password from the back of your router.
- Go to Gateway > Connection > Wi-Fi.
- To change your Channel Selection, select Edit next to the WiFi channel (2.4 or 5 GHz) that you’d like to change, then select your desired channel number.
- To change your WiFi Mode, select Edit next to WiFi Mode, then select your desired mode.