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My wireless connection to my Samsung tv is set up via a Linksys E2500 coupled with a Netgear extender. Often my connection to the internet on my smart hub drops with a message saying that connnection was lost due to network interference.

I then have to reset both routers to regain internet connection...only to have it bounced soon after watching tv again.

What might be causing this and how can I correct the problem?

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Well, it says you have interference from somewhere. What have you done to mitigate this? Are you using 2.4GHz, the most over-subscribed range in living memory, or the newer 5GHz? Have you tried selecting a static wireless channel, or are you using automatic channel selection? –  user3463 Jun 12 '12 at 19:09

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What might be causing this issue?

  • A neighboring router on the same WiFi channel.

  • A Microwave Oven.

  • A 2.4ghz cordless phone (the 900mhz ones are outdated now).

  • A Bluetooth device.

  • The Netgear Extender broadcasting on the same WiFi Channel (you should always use channels that are 5 apart.. 1 and 6, 2 and 7, 3 and 8, etc)

Read up on Electromagnetic Interference at 2.4ghz.

What can you do about it? All depends on what is causing it. Might be as simple as changing channels on the router/netgear extender. Might need to move the router closer and not use the extender.

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Had several neighbors on the same channel as me (live on the corner). Changing channels worked for me. Usually the simplest option. Try this first. –  Sarge Jun 13 '12 at 2:52

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