Bluetooth stereo Headphones kills Wireless connection
Just noticed something this evening, When I came to stream a TV drama program I had missed earlier in the week.
The TV channel, and indeed any other channel streams fine with no buffering or pause at all.. so no problem, however.. as soon as I pair up my Bluetooth headphones so I can hear it in private, the net streaming always fails after a few seconds, and will start to buffer badly .. usually ending in a network failure message. (Nets speeds here are 19Mbps download and 1Mbps upload so should be fine)
After 2hrs playing around I've now concluded it's something really quarky with my Bluetooth Headphones, as the above behavour also occurs on my wifes iPad 1 when I tried it.
I have noticed I only have the problem with this particular pair of Bluetooth stereo headphones, even if Bluetooth is left enabled in the iPad 3's settings, as soon as I turn off the Headphones the problem clears and within a few seconds everything works fine again.
These are the only stereo Bluetooth headphones I currently have so cannot try any more at the moment, but I did try the official Sony PS3 mono single ear bluetooth headset, which paired up okay with the iPad 3, and although the mic seemed to work I did'nt get any sound from them, however they didn't affect my wireless connection either. IOW with the PS3 bluetooth headset connected the iPad's wireless speeds were normal, problem only seems to occur with these stereo BT headphones, ie. as soon as they pair with the iPads bluetooth my wireless speed goes down to almost nil. :-( Love to know why?
What I find strange is the fact that when using these same bluetooth headphones to say listen to a film or music on the iPad3 or iPad1 they work fine, infact they work fine with everyting except when streaming video as they seem to kill my wireless for some unknown reason.
I've tried switching router channels, and even changed the routers modes to just use 802g instead of 802N ect, as I thought it was likely something like this causing the issue, but surprisingly that did'nt offer a solution either. Though I'm fairly sure the issue I'm getting is due to the fact that both my wifi and bluetooth both use the 2.4ghz range, and I can't see a setting mentioned for 5Ghz on my TalkTalk router so I suspect even the N mode is still in the 2.4 frequency spectrum. Strange that having Bluetooth enabled does't have any detremental effect, until the headphones are paired.
It's no real big deal as I can work around it now I know, but would love to know why these bluetooth headphones are killing my wireless connection. I'm thinking about ordering another pair but a different make, as these were quite cheap, but until I discovered this abnomally had been working fine for playing films and music that was already installed on my iPad, and still do of course.. I just can't use them when streaming TV ect.
Anyone else ever come across anything like this..?