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Common causes of WiFi interference
Hey guys, I wanted to share with you all on common causes of WiFi interference. Try to avoid placing your wireless networking devices near these:
- External monitors and LCD monitors - Some display monitors can generate a wireless interference with a WiFi network. More specifically it may interfere with 2.4 GHz networks. If you can't avoid these monitors, we suggest you try to lower your WiFi channel. (Example: instead of channel 11, try 6 or 1 instead.) Or even better, connect to a 5 GHz network.
- Other wireless 2.4/5 GHz band devices - Cordless phone, Bluetooth devices, both of these may create interference on your WiFi network.
- High powered sources - Avoid breaker boxes or large power lines that are nested in walls.
- Satellite service - If you have a coax cable connected to a satellite service, ensure that your coax cable is shielded properly. If you find wear and tear on the cable, we strongly recommend replacing it!
- Low quality cables - Some cables are not shielded properly and may create static interference with the WiFi network. You may want to check any electrical cables that seem worn down.
- Microwave - Turning on microwaves can cause interference for your WiFi network. When possible, avoid connecting near it or through it.
- Certain building materials - Water, bricks, marble, plaster, concrete, and metal may block or lower your WiFi network signals.