Best of the Best of the ISP-Lists: Wi-Fi Interference

By ISP-Planet Staff

January 08, 2002

Members of the ISP-Lists examine truth and tall tales in pursuit of a method of freeing their airwaves from interference.

Hams Are Your Friends
[November 9, 2001] Although you might worry about amateur operators with powerful transmitters interfering with your Wi-Fi network, members of the ISP-Wireless list say they are more often friend than foe.

Glass That Cuts Signals
[September 19, 2001] Members of the ISP-Wireless list share the secrets of tinted glass. Although most glass will not affect a radio frequency (RF) signal, certain special types can degrade a signal.

Amateur Regulation
[August 28, 2001] Members of the ISP-Wireless list discuss an attempt by ham radio operators to clarify interference issues in the 2.40 GHz to 2.45 GHz spectrum. Make the FCC your business.

Television News Gets Me Down
[August 2, 2001] Members of the ISP-Wireless list define and discuss the frequencies used by mobile television Electronic News Gathering (ENG) crews. You'd be surprised how close ENG can get to 2.5 GHz.

Everybody Talks About Fog
[July 10, 2001] Members of the ISP-Wireless list report from the field on the effect of fog on 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz fixed wireless broadband Internet service. Fog effects laser more than it effects RF signals, but it can degrade RF signals too.

Mutual Assured Survival
[May 23, 2001] When you deploy DSSS in an area and a competitor deploys FHSS, how can you prevent interference? It's a question of peace or warand don't forget the termites.

Interfering Cordless Phones
[April 27, 2001] Members of the ISP-Wireless list discuss a new fear for fixed wireless broadband operators: Interference from 2.4 GHz cordless phones. Interference is rare but possible.

Wireless Interference
[December 13, 2000] Members of the ISP-Wireless list discuss dealing with interference. Some possible solutions are illegal, so it pays to know the FCC rules on spectrum use and frequency hopping.

Physical Barriers to Wireless Buildout
[May 26, 2000] Members of the ISP-Wireless list discuss how to overcome physical barriers when building out 2.4GHz wireless systems.



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