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Do 802.11b devices slow down other, newer networks on or near the same channel?

I believe it is well-known and accepted that 802.11b devices connected to networks using newer protocols will slow down the newer devices on that network. The workaround, of course, is to disable ...
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Wifi interference because of same channels?

I am absolutely frustrated right now. Although I usually help others solving problems with their networks, I am stuck here. So here is the problem: I am working in a very large office, with many ...
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Networking equipment proximity to magnets

I have a small networking rack (4 switches, router, PDU) and a 188W RMS 10" subwoofer (Logitech Z-5500). How closely may I position these two items before the magnetic field of the speaker ...
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Laptop touchscreen hypersensitive to electromagnetic interference

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop that's less than a year old and still under warranty. I've been in contact with Dell several times about this issue, but they don't have a clue. The problem is ...
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Roccat Kone XTD mouse may spontaneously disconnect when devices attached to the computer are manipulated

For some odd reason, my Roccat Kone XTD gaming mouse likes to disconnect by itself when I plug in, disconnect, or otherwise manipulate other devices that are attached to my computer. That includes ...
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Why can I hear my hard drive, mouse, screen, etc on my speakers?

So this is a long-term problem. I've had it for literally years! I feel sometimes it fades but I think I just get used to it and tune it out for months at a time. Basically, I can hear interference ...
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Home ethernet connection problem

I had a technician wire my house with ethernet cables which all connect to a TPLink hub. My hope was to have a wired internet connection in a few of the rooms. The cables are around 10 meters each. ...
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Turning on lamp pauses sound in my headset

I have my headset connected to my PC with USB. When I turn on my lamp on my table (fluorescent) the music from my headset pauses for about a second while the lamp powers up. Then it's back to normal. ...
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Is there a limit to how many separate wifi networks can successfully and securely operate within a given (building) area without interference issues?

I work for a multifamily housing developer. We build apartments. In this case, we are building a facility with about 600 beds (~220 separate housing units). The density is that of a typical apartment ...
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I can hear my computer, Why is that [duplicate]

My computer is wired to my audiomixer and then to my headphones. If i turn the volume off my mixer up i can literately hear my computer(if my computer is'nt playing audio ofcourse). I can hear it ...
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How can I prevent wireless network interference?

One of my family members uses an Apple iPod Touch 5th gen which, according to Apple's website, has the following wireless specifications: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz) My LAN ...
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For in-wall home wiring is shielded ethernet cable necessary?

I want to wire my house with ethernet. Mostly this is going to before internet access, but also some NetFlix streaming and gaming. I am not running any home servers and not expect to go above gigabit ...
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Why does my microwave kill the Wi-Fi?

Every time I start the microwave in the kitchen, our home Wi-Fi stops working and all devices lose connection with our router! The kitchen and the Wi-Fi router are in opposite ends of the apartment ...
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Microphone clicking, but only when playing games

After the purchase of a new Dell Vostro Laptop with Windows 7 and a nVidia GTX630M graphics chip for Christmas, I've been playing a lot of games on it. One such aspect of playing games means that I ...
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Wifi in a noisy environment: diagnosing connection errors

I have a DSL router (dlink dsl 2640b) with 802.11 b/g support. In the last few years the DSL connection worked fine as well as the Wifi. Recently however the wifi started to be problematic. ...
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VGA Cable driving me bonkersmental

I am wondering if there is anything I can do to lower or prevent VGA cable interference? I have a PC with a HD 7850 OC 2gb linked to a 1080p VGA only monitor. The display always has fluctuating ...
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Signs of electromagnetic interference?

I recently picked up a 22 inch Samsung LCD monitor, it was used but it worked perfectly when I got it. Now that its in my office, I've noticed that there are horizontal lines of "static" moving across ...
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Very high latencies with WiFi

We bought a new WiFi router / ADSL modem at home (Asus DSL-N55U-B) and the wifi connection occasionally has very high latencies (up to 20 seconds, versus most common 25 miliseconds when pinging google ...
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Buzzing noise on headset when moving mouse

I have a computer with these specifications. I use Turtle Beach X12 Headphones. When I move my USB mouse (Logitech G400) I hear a buzzing sound. This is not a software problem as this happens when I ...
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Does the output waveform of a UPS make a difference to my PC Hardware?

I wanted to buy a UPS for my PC. I was going over some and I came across a variety of sine waves that different UPSes generate; Stepped Sine Wave Modified Sine Wave Simulated Sine Wave I know ...
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Does putting a wireless router in a wooden box make the WiFi signal weaker?

My WiFi router is located inside a wooden box (1 cm, 0.4 inch thick) for aesthetic reasons. How much does the wood weaken the signal? What is the physical explanation to the answer?
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Wifi/Sound/Graphics Problems

EDIT: New problems have recently arisen. So instead of expecting people to read the old and then the new, here's a run down of all the issues currently affecting my computer: Fluctuating download ...
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What is the cause of interference noises in my PC speakers and how can I get rid of them?

My PC's desktop speakers are periodically producing interference noises induced by my cellphone. Even if I move my phone away from the actual speakers, the noises are still present with the same ...
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HDMI cable interference

I have been having an interference problem with a short (1.5m) run of HDMI cable between my laptop and screen for quite some time. My setup is as follows: I live in a university residence and my ...
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Bluetooth unusable on HTPC — 2.4GHz Wi-Fi to blame?

I built an HTPC so I invested in a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad as my couch potato remote control. My dual band router is located in my home theater setup to provide wired access to many all of my ...
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Prevent sun interference with optical trackball?

I have a Logitech Trackman that recently began showing weird behavior: slow pointer, random pointer movements. As it turns out, it was due to a newfound exposure to sunlight. (Yay for windows!) Any ...
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Frequent and weird wifi disconnections

How would you explain, troubleshoot (and solve) the following problem? Wifi ADSL modem router D-link 2640R installed in living room at about 1.8m height. Working fine, synchronising and ...
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Does a bad Internet connection increase bandwidth usage?

My (Rogers) cable connection has been pretty bad recently (channels 3 and 10 are particularly fuzzy—it’s analog, not digital cable). Not surprisingly, this has caused my cable modem to drop out and ...
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Low signal Wi-Fi causes interference on my high signal strength Wi-Fi

My 100% signal strength Wi-Fi network is being interfered or blocked by a low signal Wi-Fi network. When I monitor Wi-Fi using inSSIDer 2.1, as soon as a particular network (with 30% signal strength) ...
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Zeppelin Air speakers causing interference on wireless network

My dad recently bought the new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air speaker system. They allow you to stream music from a computer and other devices to the Zepellin without the need for wires. ...
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Wi-Fi Interference: Idle Access Points?

Let's say two Wi-Fi access points (AP1 and AP2) are set up very close to each other and on the same or adjacent channels. If AP2 is idle (has no clients associated or none that are transmitting or ...
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What would cause ripple interference on a monitor display attached to computer via VGA?

What would cause ripple interference seen on on a display whereby the computer is attached to it via VGA? By ripple interference I mean that the edges ripple and the display flickers. It is ...
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Will my TV block my wireless router signal?

I have a flat screen LED TV on a shelf, and I'd like to put my wireless router behind it to save space, and to hide the router for a clean look. Will the TV's field interfere with the wireless signal? ...
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Is 802.11g speed affected by slow 802.11g devices?

In general, if I have a 802.11g AP and a client is connected at a speed of 22Mbps (as seen from the AP's administrative interface), will this affect the speed/throughput of other devices connected to ...
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Is three routers better than two for WiFi?

I have a five room, 114m^2 (1200square feet), single story apartment. I have two routers set up. One working as a proper router and one functioning as a pure WAP (it has wired access itself). It is ...
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What is the wi-spy usb hardware used for?

I have the inssider software from metageek for inspecting wifi networks. On the webpage though it also advertises a product called wi-spy. It is a USB device that has an antenna. What benefits does ...
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Are problems with putting more than one wireless router in an apartment?

do all wireless routers tansmit their data on the same frequency? Can the frequency of the the transmission or receive for wireless internet in an apartment be modified? Do PC computers search over ...
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Does sticking a router in a box diminish wireless range?

If I were to secure my router by putting it in a plastic lockbox, would it dimish the wireless range of the router? I know a router can go through walls and floors, but I was wondering the ...
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How is the interference of magnetic field of adjacent platters managed?

I know roughly how hard-drives work; that the hard-drive involves multiple platters and multiple heads. A platter is a disk coated with some magnetic material and capable of being spun at high RPM. ...
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What is causing wireless mouse reception issues?

Recently, I bought a Microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse set. When the receiver is plugged into the back of the case, the mouse frequently becomes laggy/choppy. The problem disappears when the ...
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7 Bluetooth devices in a small area, interference?

Is having 7 Bluetooth mice, each connected to a different computer, in a 15 by 15 foot room going to cause interference issues? LAN party coming up.
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Capture card interference

I get a consistent pattern of interference on Windows 7 64 bit on composite video input on a variety of capture cards, graphics cards and even motherboard combinations. The cards are the Compro ...
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Storing hard drive near electric wire

Can storing a hard drive near an electric wire (220V) damage the hard drive? I have no clue about such things so I thought I'd ask here. It's just that I found a suitable storage place for one of my ...
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Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless audio interference

I just bought a set of Turtle Beach PX5 headphones, which use the 2.404-2.476GHz spectrum for multichannel audio output, and Bluetooth for audio input. The sound is great until I start using the ...
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How do I stop the digital interference from my wireless Microsoft mouse in my plugged in headphones?

I have a Microsoft wireless laser mouse, and when I use the scroll wheel I can HEAR it through my headphones which are plugged directly into my computer. The mouse is creating some kind of ...
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Why touchpad glitches when Ethernet cable is connected?

I have two laptops (black and white) both connected to the same mains. when I then with Ethernet cable and connect black laptop to AC adaptor, white laptops's touchpad starts glitching: can't ...
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Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

I have a small business that we would like to run 30 pairs of wireless mice and keyboard in a 60x60 ft2 room. Will there be any interference doing so? Will this cause any effect to any of the other ...
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Runing network cable near X-Ray equipment

I was suggested on electronics.stackexchange.com to post this here as someone may know the the answer to this question. My mother runs a small veterinary clinic. She is getting a new X-Ray machine ...
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Will a Clothes Dryer Cause Interference with a DSL Modem and Wireless Router?

I'm taking steps toward setting up a home file and print server, and other toys and the first step is to have my Internet connection on 24/7. The most sensible place to put it is in the laundry room ...
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How does the physical layer interference work in a computer network?

My current understanding of the physical layer is: I was told that when a network interface card (NIC) wants to send signal onto wire, it will low its voltage. And thus the signal will be imposed ...