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Lights from LA Building Interfere with Verizon's Network

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Top message:  At home by johnhr2   Feb 9, 2014, 1:29 PM

Replying to:  Re: At home by Andras888   Feb 9, 2014, 5:17 PM

Re: At home

by johnhr2    Feb 10, 2014, 10:50 AM

But being a computer major and seeing how microwaves, cordless phones, mobile phones, etc and now lights can cause interference, regardless of how small each one does combine can cause enough to slow your wifi signals down. So once again, more reason to use Ethernet cables.

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.

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