Sources of wireless interference
One of the most important things to keep in mind when purchasing or deploying equipment
that uses any type of wireless communication is interference.
Most equipment that operates in the 5 GHz range will not interfere with other 5
GHz equipment of a different type. For example, 5 GHz cordless phones will not interfere
with 802.11n wireless access points.
Devices operating in the 2.4 GHz range do not share this benefit. Any device operating
in this range has the freedom to use any or all for the band as it sees fit. A 2.4
GHz microwave oven will interfere with your 2.4 GHz cordless phone, your bluetooth
headset, 802.11b/g wireless access points, most wireless microphone devices, etc.
The use of most, but not all, devices operating at MSU on the 2.4 GHz range is prohibited
by University policy. Bluetooth, microwave ovens, and other very short range, low
power devices are the only exceptions. Wireless cameras, wireless headsets, wireless
phones, and almost any other 2.4 GHz device, including wireless networking devices,
are prohibited by
Radio frequencies used by 802.11
Please avoid the use of devices that operate in the following frequency ranges.
- 2.40 - 2.485 GHz
- 5.18 - 5.6 GHz
- 5.68 - 5.86 GHz
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact
Mark Harsen or Jason Lee for further information.
Residence hall students should contact the
ResNet Help Desk