can electrical fields block wireless transfer?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?Um9iIEI=?=, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. We have a laptop PC on our treadmill. The laptop can detect our wireless home
    network when the treadmill is stationary, but as soon as we start walking,
    the laptop cannot detect the home network.

    The treadmill & laptop are very close to the home portal/wireless
    transmitter -- almost directly underneath, 1 floor below.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    Rob
    =?Utf-8?B?Um9iIEI=?=, Nov 14, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?Um9iIEI=?=

    KiwiBJ Guest

    I have noticed that when our microwave oven is operating, the transfer speed
    of our wireless network decreases quite considerably, as soon as the
    microwave stops the normal transfer speed returns, the kitchen is directly
    between our laptop & access point.


    "Rob B" <Rob > wrote in message
    news:...
    > We have a laptop PC on our treadmill. The laptop can detect our wireless
    > home
    > network when the treadmill is stationary, but as soon as we start walking,
    > the laptop cannot detect the home network.
    >
    > The treadmill & laptop are very close to the home portal/wireless
    > transmitter -- almost directly underneath, 1 floor below.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Rob
    KiwiBJ, Nov 14, 2005
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?Um9iIEI=?=

    Pavel A. Guest

    Yes, wireless network adapters are sensitive to various kinds
    of EM interference. Unfortunately you need professional equipment
    in order to measure the interference and understand how to get rid of it.
    --PA

    "Rob B" <Rob > wrote in message news:...
    > We have a laptop PC on our treadmill. The laptop can detect our wireless home
    > network when the treadmill is stationary, but as soon as we start walking,
    > the laptop cannot detect the home network.
    >
    > The treadmill & laptop are very close to the home portal/wireless
    > transmitter -- almost directly underneath, 1 floor below.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Rob
    Pavel A., Nov 14, 2005
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