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    This is a discussion on microwave kills wifi performance within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; whenever the microwave is on (ie in use), wifi performance drops significantly. any tips on improving this? is it just ...

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      microwave kills wifi performance

      whenever the microwave is on (ie in use), wifi performance drops significantly.
      any tips on improving this? is it just a case of trying different channels ?

      currently using channel 13
      region : europe
      wifi mode is "g" only
      using WPA-PSK security


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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      Use ethernet or homeplugs.

      Wireless sucks.

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      Cool Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      Do proper cooking, don't use micro!

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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      Use ethernet or homeplugs.

      Wireless sucks.
      Quote Originally Posted by steesh2302 View Post
      Do proper cooking, don't use micro!
      sorry, i should have said sensible answers only please!

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      Cool Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      Not on a Friday m8!

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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      Both my soloutions will work, seems sensible to me.

      What doesn't seem sensible is to use a technology that is severly flawed and as more and more things are becoming wireless from doorbells to boiler timers etc things will only get worse.

      Security is also an issue with wireless, not so much with Ethernet or homeplugs.

      Spend the 45 on a pair of homeplugs and you wont have any more problems with wireless interference, lag etc.

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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      i didn't ask for opinions on whether wifi was flawed or not. i asked to solution to the problem i posted about.

      ethernet or homeplugs are totally not sensible, as it's a laptop i am using and where i use it is not close to a power socket or the router. having a 10 foot ethernet cable running to the laptop is not sensible in my eyes.

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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      Well what am I, a mind reader??? More details may have given you a more suited soloution, i'm only trying to help.

      Get a homeplug with a wireless extender built in, that way you could just move it to the same romm/area that you need to use the laptop in, less chance of interference from the microwave.

      Any better????

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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      whether it was a laptop or a pc is irrelevant.
      i am not asking for alternatives to WIFI. i am asking for advise on resolving the microwave problem.

      please stop trying to push homeplugs down my throat. i'm not interested in them.

      if you have nothing to offer other than a homeplugs or ethernet solution then please you do not need to contribute any further.

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      Re: microwave kills wifi performance

      Jesus, some people really don't want help

      Your welcome by the way

     

     
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