Why is my wireless connection so slow and intermittent?

Aside from walls and distance, there are a few things that will actively interfere with wireless networking connections. Cordless phones operating at the same frequency as wireless networking (2.4 GHz) are a common culprit. Less well known are microwaves and large metal objects such as doors and filing cabinets. Changing channels on your phone may help, but a better solution is to use a 5 GHz or 900 MHz cordless phone instead and disconnect all 2.4 GHz phones.

October 2004

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