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    microwave kills wifi performance

    This is a discussion on microwave kills wifi performance within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; It's really easy to see with the video sender it just goes nuts on all avaliable freqs until the magnatron ...

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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      It's really easy to see with the video sender it just goes nuts on all avaliable freqs until the magnatron stops.
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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      Microwave ovens operate on 2450 MHz. 802.11b and g WiFi runs on 2402-2495 MHz. Therefore ovens emit at a frequency which is smack in the midle of the normal WiFi frequency range.

      If you are getting significant interference I would certainly check the microwave itself as it isn't impossible it is leaking excessively. Use one of these Microwave Leak Tester - Detect Microwave Oven Radiation on eBay, also, Other Safety Security, Safety Security, Home Garden (end time 16-May-09 19:20:06 BST)

      However if the microwave isn't faulty and you still get significant interference on 802.11b/g, you can use 802.11a WiFi which operates at between 5.15 and 5.825 MHz and is therefore not susceptible to interference from Microwave ovens. Only issue is that not much WiFi equipment has 802.11a nd certainly none of the Sky supplied routers do.

      See this for a list of commonly used frequencies What's the Frequency? - Microwave Encyclopedia - Microwaves101.com

     

     
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