WiFi Interference Issue with LG Ultrafine 5K Displays

In some case. the new LG Ultrafine 5K Displays that LG launched to go with the new Apple Mac Book Pro (More News of LG’s Macbook Monitors) appear to be affected by interference caused by devices broadcasting a strong Wi-Fi signal. Testing results show that the monitor started having problems when it was placed less than 6.6 feet (2m) away from a WiFi router causing the display to repeatedly disconnect from a MacBook Pro, and in turn causing the MacBook Pro to freeze. LG are suggesting that the display should be kept away from WiFi routers while the company works to investigate the issue.

One clue that helped pin the source of the problem was an online review for the display on Apple’s website suggesting the issue is being felt by other users. The reviewer concluded that the symptoms are dependent on how much traffic was passing through the WiFi connection.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display is often used as replacement for Apple’s discontinued Thunderbolt Display.