Interference is an inevitable performance factor with all wireless networking systems. Since all WLAN technology is based on radio waves and radio devices, clear and unobstructed transmission is critical.

Trees, walls, and doors are the primary physical obstacles affecting clear unobstructed line of sight transmission on the Western campus. Microwave ovens, wireless phones, alarm systems and other wireless devices operating within the WLAN frequency range become the primary sources of interference that could affect the Western Wireless network performance. Steps have been taken to optimize access point transceiver deployments and minimize sources of interference during system design and installation. With a continuously changing environment, potential interference points change.

If you know of a wireless device that may be interfering with the Western Wireless network, please contact the Helpdesk.

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