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Wireless network interference(2)

Question: What types of devices can interfere with the performance of our wireless network at school?

The IT Guy says:
Any type of wireless device operating in the bandwidth range of your wireless network (most likely for 802.11B it’s the 2.4 GHz range) can cause interference problems. Devices that may cause problems include cordless phones, microwaves, radios, and even televisions. Try turning off or unplugging devices that you think may be causing interference, and compare network performance before and afterwards. You can use a free website like Bandwidth Speed Test to test your relative network performance speeds.

You may also want to refer to Microsoft’s article on “Recommendations for Best Wireless Performance†for more suggestions on improving wireless network performance.

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