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wirless security camera interference

Post by phreak » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:35 am

howdy all.

i'm having an issue with recently bought 4ch 2.4ghz wirless security cameras. everytime i turn them on, my wirless internet drops out. is there a way to fix this?

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Re: wirless security camera interference

Post by hold3n » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:48 am

phreak wrote:howdy all.

i'm having an issue with recently bought 4ch 2.4ghz wirless security cameras. everytime i turn them on, my wirless internet drops out. is there a way to fix this?

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Re: wirless security camera interference

Post by robbage » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:09 am

phreak wrote:i'm having an issue with recently bought 4ch 2.4ghz wirless security cameras. everytime i turn them on, my wirless internet drops out. is there a way to fix this?
If you have less than 4 cameras then try different channels if you can.

Or

Change the channel of your WAP/router. It's possible for them to be set on a channel which isn't approved for Aussie wifi which might be causing a collision.
On my TP-Link WAP config page, I select the 'Wireless' menu item and the channel setting is right there in my face. I like to use Inssider to see who is using what channels in my area and pick one that is away from everybody else. That probably won't show what channel your cameras are on.
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Re: wirless security camera interference

Post by phreak » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:40 pm

cheers Rob. changed the channel on my router after using the program. it didn't find the cameras, but did find a whole host of other networks in my area. none of the channels seem to help the situation, looks like i'll just have to return them and go the wired option.
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Re: wirless security camera interference

Post by robbage » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:06 pm

Once you change the router channel, your PCs/laptops/iphones etc should then work it out. If they can't find the router, try other channels; there's a dozen or so. If no channel works then your cams are probably swamping the whole band. I believe that if the cams are approved for Australia, it shouldn't happen.
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