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Q: WLAN ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: WLAN
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: wdouglas90-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 15 Jul 2006 22:00 PDT
Expires: 14 Aug 2006 22:00 PDT
Question ID: 746708
How does the installation enviornment affect the behavior of a WLAN connection?
Subject: Re: WLAN
Answered By: maniac-ga on 25 Jul 2006 18:08 PDT
Hello Wdouglas90,

There are a number of factors that can affect the behavior of a WLAN
connection. There is an excellent article that summarizes several
factors at
and lists factors such as other WLANs, wireless phones (same or nearby
frequencies), emitters such as a fluorescent lighting and older
microwave ovens, bluetooth devices, absorbing or reflecting objects,
and so on. Personally, I've seen WLAN performance improve dramatically
by lifting a laptop about an inch off of a desktop (away from the
absorbing wood).

An article that is a little more focused (but has some nice
illustrations / graphs) is at
(be sure to go to the second / third pages of this article)

A more technical paper at
which includes some charts (near the end) comparing bandwidth to the
distance of an interfering device.

For more references, search using phrases such as
  wlan interference distance
  wlan interference wood
  wlan environment performance

Good luck with your work.

Subject: Re: WLAN
From: yvancasti-ga on 25 Jul 2006 16:39 PDT
I can answer this question very concisely as I have lots of knowledge
in RF signals having developed my own wireless protocol.

I would need 20$ though.


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