[LINK] Christmas Wi-Fi warning

Glen Turner glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Thu Dec 7 10:42:36 AEDT 2006

Ivan Trundle wrote:

> "When new elements are introduced into an enterprise environment they 
> have the potential to seriously affect the performance of the Wi-Fi 
> network, by deflecting, absorbing or otherwise interfering with the 
> wireless signal. During the holidays, it could be the decorations in an 
> office, at other times it could just as easily be a new microwave oven 
> or a metal shelving unit," said Chia-Chee Kuan, CTO and vice president 
> of engineering for AirMagnet.

AirMagnet obviously want people to buy their signal analysis product.

But I'll bet at least one manager simply bans Christmas decorations.
Probably the same sods that think of the alcohol-free staff Christmas
party is a good thing.

BTW, add to my predicitons for 2007 that 802.11b/g 2.4GHz spectrum will
become useless as the huge number of dodgy VCR signal extenders
and the like make the band unworkable.

More information about the Link mailing list