2.4 Mgz Wireless Camera Interference



2.4 Mgz Wireless Camera Interference

Problems with a wireless system: traveling static type bars or black bars moving up the screen are an indication of interference problems.

Router Interference

A router has a big impact on wireless camera operation, to the point of making some of them blank out from interference. I had to shut down the wireless router in order to use wireless cameras.

In some cases adjusting the channel or frequency of the router or cameras can eliminate some of this type of interference.

Cordless 2.4 Mhz Phone Interference

Using 2.4 mgz cordless phones could blank out the cameras or cause severe interference.

On the other hand, I have used a 2.4Mgz cordless phone while sitting at and using the wireless laptop, with no signal change. In addition, my home is controlled by X-10 devices, and so far no problems of any kind.

Wireless 2.4 mgz cameras have had no impact on the lan system. The biggest problem seems to be keeping the cameras operational, although I have a suspicion that some wireless LAN signal drop outs were caused by interference from the cameras.

Microwave Ovens

Microwave ovens are known to cause interference to other devices in the 2.4 Mhz band. Cameras may blank out and telephone calls may be interrupted with high ptiched squeals and other noises.

This type of interference is short lived, occuring only when the microwave oven is in use.

This means you should be prudent in your use of products and their locations as each of the devices are competing for space in the same 2.4 mgz frequency channels. If you are just starting out it would be beneficial to have some of your devices in the new 5.8 band.

If you must use multiple 2.4 Ghz devices in your home, at least keep each item as far apart as practical to minimize interference with each other.

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