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#112526 11-Dec-2012 19:47
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Hey all, first timer here.

I have been running with Orcon Genius Lite for some time now and aside from the usual issues things have been OK.

Recently I purchased a 2.4Ghz wireless video baby monitor. Not sure if this is the cause or it is coincidental?

So, the devices I have using the Genius' WiFi and corresponding problems I am now encountering are -

Sony Vaio Laptop (VPCEB13FG); Used to show constant full WiFI signal and never drop. Now, Shows 3 Bars at the most, usally only 2 and drops out but still shows signal.

Samsung GS2; Shows constant full signal, drops out more often than Vaio, signal remains showing full but cannot find any webpages or view FB etc.

Android TV box (mini); Exactly same probs as SGS2

iPhone 3G; Seems to function OK. (Its my GF's and she cant really give me a straight answer as to how often it flicks from WiFi to Roaming Data while shes home.)

Now< to me it would make a lot more sense if all devices were dropping out at the same time but that is not the case. My GF can be on the PC and having no issues but I try to go on facebook via SGS2 and I cant connect.

It seems like maybe it is the baby monitor, however if I unplug the monitor unit the same problems still occur. 
Is it possible that the wireless cameras could be doing this??

Note; I have run WiFi analyzer on SGS2 and there are no other signals interfering.. So I could see anyway.

Thanks to all who have read this long and tedious question.. Its driving me nuts.

All help and suggestions much appreciated.


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  #730784 11-Dec-2012 20:13
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Anything that uses 2.4GHz will interfere with WiFi. This includes baby monitors, video senders, microwave ovens and 2.4Ghz cordless phones.

WiFi anaylser isn't going to help you as it picks up other 802.11 signals, not general 2.4GHz noise.

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  #731256 12-Dec-2012 11:41
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Yes, and from my brief test of a digital wireless video camera that had a reciever that looked exaclty like a baby monitor one except in black instead of pink they are a terrible polluter of 2.4GHz.

not sure what other cameras you have other than the baby one, but 2.4GHz is a total junkpile of a band now with everyone using it for all sorts of nasty interfering things.



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  #731265 12-Dec-2012 11:47
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Try turning off the cameras.  Can pretty much guarantee they're causing your problem if they're using the 2.4Ghz band.

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  #731431 12-Dec-2012 14:53
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Thanks for your input everyone.

Monitor is black also (not pink) 2 cameras, only 1 operating ATM.

Will unplug and test.



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  #731439 12-Dec-2012 15:13
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Another question...

Is there a dual band modem I could get and still use it with Orcon Genius?

The tech department at Orcon is just too on to it, they couldnt tell me.. and that was after waiting for 15 mins while they all asked each other.

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  #731440 12-Dec-2012 15:18
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thetree13: Another question...

Is there a dual band modem I could get and still use it with Orcon Genius?

The tech department at Orcon is just too on to it, they couldnt tell me.. and that was after waiting for 15 mins while they all asked each other.

You can use any other wifi router with Genius.  Just disable DHCP, set it in "bridge" mode, and plug it into one of the LAN ports (aside from port 4 which is reserved for UFB).  If you're doing this you should probably disable the built-in wifi.

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