RS 160, 170 And 180 Coexistence With WiFi

The RS 160, RS 170 and RS 180 use the KLEER™ transmission system in the 2.4GHz band. Normally, WiFi and KLEER™ devices can co-exist without interference.

If you are having problems, here are some things to bear in mind - many things can affect the performance of a WiFi connection:

• the performance of all the radio components, i.e. the wireless hub or router and the wireless network adaptors;

• the physical path between the router and the computer or other WiFi device;

• how many other 2.4GHz devices and other WiFi networks there are operating locally.

It is the nature of all digital communications, including WiFi, that they frequently show little or no signs of performance degradation up until the point where they stop working altogether. There is no gradual decline in performance as conditions get tougher - they just reach a tipping point or the cliff edge and stop!

For example, a laptop works perfectly in the kitchen (at the furthest point from the wireless router), until the microwave oven is turned on. The WiFi signal strength in the kitchen is fairly weak, and all it takes is the small amount of interference from the microwave oven to create the tipping point and stop the WiFi working (microwave ovens also operate in the 2.4GHz band).

Here are some things to try:

• Look at where your RS 160, RS 170 and RS 180 base unit is in relation to your WiFi devices, i.e the router/hub, PC, laptop, etc.

• Try increasing the physical separation between the WiFi devices and the RS 180 base unit by even a small amount. This is the single biggest practical step you can take.

• Check that your WiFi is not using the same wireless channel as other WiFi networks locally, as this will reduce its efficiency and make it less tolerant of other interference.

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  • 08-Jul-2015