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Chapter 7. Network Annoyances > WIRELESS NETWORKING ANNOYANCES

WIRELESS NETWORKING ANNOYANCES

CORDLESS PHONES INTERFERE WITH WIRELESS

The Annoyance:

I lose my wireless signal every time someone runs the microwave or uses the cordless phone. Can't I surf and make microwave popcorn at the same time?

The Fix:

The problem is radio-frequency (RF) interference between the wireless access point and your wireless NIC. Wireless devices conforming to the 802.11b and 802.11g standards use the 2.4GHz radio frequency band. Unfortunately, that's the same band used by some cordless telephones. To make matters worse, other appliances (such as microwave ovens) often emit unwanted RF signals in that band.


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