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Wi-Fi Signals Interfere with LG UltraFine 5K Monitor

Wi-Fi Signals Interfere with LG UltraFine 5K Monitor

Apple’s latest display is shipping this week, so customer should know where not to place it in the home. According to Ars Technica, the LG UltraFine monitor can’t be placed within 6.5 feet of a wireless router. If it is, the display will flicker and stop displaying images. This problem is only seen in the 5K monitor. Another problem that might occur is your MacBook Pro freezing if it’s connected to the UltraFine monitor. Some possible explanations for the malfunction offer by Ars Technica include:

  • Poor electromagnetic radiation shielding
  • Similar harmonic oscillation as Wi-Fi (2.4GHz or 5GHz)
  • Faulty USB-C cable (Thunderbolt)
  • Faulty clock generator on the LCD panel controller or USB controller

The LG Ultrafine monitor is compatible with macOS Sierra version 10.12.1 or later. It comes with a power cord, Thunderbolt 3 cable (2m), VESA cover, and an easy setup guide. The Thunderbolt 3 cable is multifunctional and supports the following:

  • 5K video
  • Stereo speakers
  • Camera for video conferencing
  • 3 USB-C ports
  • 85W of charging power

Here’s a list of specifications for the LG UltraFine monitor:

  • Display Size: 27-inch (diagonal) 5K LED display with IPS technology
  • Resolution: 5120-by-2880 with support for billions of colors
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m²
  • Color Gamut: P3 wide color gamut
  • Ports: One Thunderbolt 3 (input), three USB-C (USB 3.1 gen 1, 5Gbps)
  • Power Delivery: Up to 85W over Thunderbolt 3 for host power and charging
  • Camera Type: Built-in camera
  • Speaker Configurations: Stereo
  • Power: Built-in power supply
  • Height: 18.3 in./46.4 cm
  • Width: 24.6 in./62.6 cm
  • Depth: 9.4 in./23.9 cm (with stand), 2.1 in./5.4 cm (without stand)
  • Weight: 18.7 lb./8.5 kg

 

Wi-Fi Signals Interfere with LG UltraFine 5K Monitor
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