LGs 5K MacBook Pro monitor is reportely having issues with Wi-Fi routers
When you shell out around $1,000 for a monitor, it ought to ship with a minimal set of expectations. Like, say, being able to use the thing within arms reach of a router. LGs UltraFine 5K Display, which was designed in tandem with Apple for the release of the new MacBook Pro, is reportedly experiencing somepretty big issues on that front.
9to5Mac confirmed with an LG support rep that its a known issue with the 27-inch version of the monitor, causing it to become unstable and unusable when placed within two meters of a router.
According to the site:
Right out of the box, UltraFine 5K Display was hardly usable as it would consistently disconnect and even freeze my MacBook Pro which made it unusable for work on Thursday and Friday. Connecting it to my MacBook Pro consistently resulted in needing to reboot my machine to continue working.
LG explained that the issue doesnt apply to its other monitors and suggested users keep the system two meters away from a Wi-Fi router as a fix which isnt really much of a fix at all for those with limited space. I, for one, live in a New York City apartment. Perhaps I could set up my router in my kitchen