Microwave Oven Disrupts WiFi

April 22, 2008

In today’s New Orleans Times-Picayune, ‘The Help File’ by Rob Pegoraro examines the case of a microwave oven interfering with a wireless network (WiFi) signal.  Clients of On Site Computer Services in New Orleans who regularly use WiFi often complain of network connectivity problems while wireless.  There are lots of things that can interfere with WiFi.  WiFi uses the same technology as a wireless telephone.  Have you ever noticed the quality of your wireless telephone conversation can vary while you walk around your home, or change your body position?

Many elements in your home can interfere with WiFi transmission.  Walls, wiring in walls, compressor motors in your refrigerator or air conditioner, and microwave ovens are a few items that can momentarily interfere with wireless networks.  Although there is a place for wireless technology in the home, wireless should not be used as the core networking technology.  Wireless networks are limited in capacity and security.  Industry standard cabling provides total reliability for secure communications and the capacity required for streaming audio, video, and images.  For more information regarding wire vs. wireless, please visit On Site’s website.

If you’re searching for computer consulting, repairs or service of your Microsoft based system or network in the New Orleans area, then call the knowledgeable, reputable Microsoft specialists at Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans 504-469-6991.

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Services post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. On-Site Computer Services, Inc. serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District.  Please visit our website at http://www.onsitenola.com.


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