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    Wireless and the microwave oven

    This is a discussion on Wireless and the microwave oven within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by Saturday Ethernet is good for 100 metres. Well that's as maybe, however, my question was would not ...

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      Re: Wireless and the microwave oven

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      Ethernet is good for 100 metres.
      Well that's as maybe, however, my question was would not the HomePlug system be a neater solution. In fact I was reading an article only the other day about the HomePlug system and how it's really going to come into its own over the next couple of years, especially for static equipment e.g. streaming devices attached to your t.v. etc.


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      Re: Wireless and the microwave oven

      You said better, not neater.

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      Re: Wireless and the microwave oven

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      Well I did wonder that myself so linked up my trusty Belkin router channel 11 same as the NetGear and guess what? no problems at all and no disrupted connection. P.S. Microwave about 2 years old good quality brand.
      Hmmm, sounds like the Sky Netgear router with a bit of a wireless fault then. Its going to be hard to convince Sky if you spill the beans Probably just best to say that the WLAN is simply not working with any device, any config and see if they'll send you a replacement. Generally, Netgear stuff is fairly robust, but like anything else they can have faults. Yours is certainly a bit of a weird one - but then again, thats wireless for you. About as predicatable as the weather.
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      Re: Wireless and the microwave oven

      Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
      Would the HomePlug solution not be better for you then if you don't trust wireless. Faster connection and easy to secure plus, the signal must degrade on your Ethernet over such a long run?
      Read my post after the one that you looked at lol i don't actually have a 30foot ethernet cable it was just an example and ethernet does not degrade unless it is damaged or you are running it for a brave distance.

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      Re: Wireless and the microwave oven

      Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
      Well I did wonder that myself so linked up my trusty Belkin router channel 11 same as the NetGear and guess what? no problems at all and no disrupted connection. P.S. Microwave about 2 years old good quality brand.

      Netgeezer has a good point, it's worth leak testing your microwave just to be on the safe side. However, I'd hazard the guess that something in the microwave, aside from the water-heating-death-rays, is the source of the problem. The motor perhaps? I'm no electrician so I don't know what component is capable of producing noise at the frequency your router is using.

      It's unlikely to be the "dangerous" microwaves however - the resonant frequency of water is very specific, so only a very narrow band of microwaves are capable of heating water. This is a good thing, considering it's microwaves mobile phones (and presumable routers?) use! It seems unlikely to me that your router is using the same frequency for your network as the microwave is to heat food. You don't have to turn the heating down when the router is on, do you?

      It sounds like the microwave is more likely to explode because of dodgy electrics, rather than it being a problem with it leaking. Have you tried changing the channel on netgear router?

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      Re: Wireless and the microwave oven

      Quote Originally Posted by hbdgaz View Post
      Netgeezer has a good point, it's worth leak testing your microwave just to be on the safe side. However, I'd hazard the guess that something in the microwave, aside from the water-heating-death-rays, is the source of the problem. The motor perhaps? I'm no electrician so I don't know what component is capable of producing noise at the frequency your router is using.

      It's unlikely to be the "dangerous" microwaves however - the resonant frequency of water is very specific, so only a very narrow band of microwaves are capable of heating water. This is a good thing, considering it's microwaves mobile phones (and presumable routers?) use! It seems unlikely to me that your router is using the same frequency for your network as the microwave is to heat food. You don't have to turn the heating down when the router is on, do you?

      It sounds like the microwave is more likely to explode because of dodgy electrics, rather than it being a problem with it leaking. Have you tried changing the channel on netgear router?
      Just had the microwave checked out today to be on the safe side and it's A1, no problems at all. Actually the Internet is littered with stories about microwave ovens killing wireless networks dead. It must be that the Sky router is more sensitive to it than either the Belkin or the BT HomeHub. I have also tried changing the channel 5 times.

     

     
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