VERON: WiFi interference allegations are Fake News

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    VERON: WiFi interference allegations are Fake News

    VERON report the help desk of the Netherlands cable operator Ziggo inferred a radio amateur could be the cause of WiFi interference. VERON describe this as Fake News

    A Google English translation of the VERON post reads:

    According to a cable operator in the Netherlands, radio amateurs are the cause of WiFi interference. This is a discussion that can be read on Twitter:

    WiFi stands for wireless internet that uses the 2.4 GHz and / or 5.0 GHz band. The number of devices that use WiFi has increased explosively in recent years. A previous study in 2014 showed that the 2.4 GHz band was filling up.

    The neighbor of a radio amateur in Groningen is experiencing interference on the WiFi network. Without thorough research, the mechanic, feels that the interference comes from the radio amateur. There are antennas and they cause radiation, causing the WiFi interference. Although the radio amateur did not use equipment in this frequency band, he was also on holiday.

    On July 17, 2018 the cable operator Ziggo helpdesk @ZiggoWebcare tweeted:
    "An active radio mast can disturb your Wi-Fi signal when it is on the same frequency. Take a look at:
    You can easily check if this is the cause by testing your wifi connection when it is broadcast."

    Read the full VERON story

  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    All test should be done with your microwave oven on and making popcorn. :rolleyes:
  3. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is it the Netherlands version of the main stream media ?
  4. KP4SX

    KP4SX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Could be those dadgum Smart Meters.
  5. PD2R

    PD2R Ham Member QRZ Page

    K3XR, no it is not. As far as I can tell this was local media reporting it.

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