Lights from LA Building Interfere with Verizon's Network
Top message: At home by johnhr2
Replying to: Re: At home by Andras888
Re: At home
Cellular signals are a lot stronger than wifi, for a few reasons:
1. any company/person can use the wifi channel, it is unregulated so you can have 50 people/companies in one area trying to use the 2.4 GHz wifi for their own use. Let's say 40 our homes and 10 our medium business with customer free-wifi.
Lets say everyone home averages 3 people with 3 phones and 3 tablets or computers (one or the other) so that's 6 devices per house, 6 * 40 = 240 wifi devices. Let's say each business averages 10 tablets and 15 laptops, and 3 customers on a wifi at any given time, that 280 wifi devices. So total that 520 devices connecting to 50 wifi connection in our small test area. That's a lot of interference right there, 50 networks competing for the same slice of spectrum and 520 devices trying to connect to those networks .
2. Since mobile spectrum is license out to companies, usually each company has 1 or 2 networks in each band and they make sure each network is using their own part of the band and not trying to talk on each other band, that's a lot of interference out. Wireless companies use multiple towers to help divide the load evenly between the towers in a area (in theory),o that helps with interference and congestion.
3. Also Cell signals are broadcast with a lot more power compare to wifi, so it takes a lot more interference to mess a cell signal up than wifi.
So that is my reason behind my statement of why I want everything at home to use ethernet instead of wifi, because there is less interference.
- Re: At home by DarkStar