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Is overhead fan (Ceiling Fan) an enemy of Wi-Fi?

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Sachb, May 27, 2020.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Sachb

    Sachb Regular Contributor

    May 11, 2016
    I've noticed that whenever I switch on the fan, my wifi speeds tend to drop by 50-100 mbps & more, so I wanted to discuss this and find out if there was a solution.

    As per the article below, it seems that Wi-Fi signals do get caught up by the Blades moving at faster rate due to the EMI, I believe.

    Link: https://empirenews.net/ceiling-fans-can-cause-wi-fi-particles-to-break-down-slow-down-home-internet/

    This thing seems to have been unnoticed, and nobody talks about it.

    What are your thoughts on it? Have you faced a similar issues those having overhead fans?
  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

    May 18, 2008
    First, do some research about the validity of things you cite.


    That said, it's possible that if the fan has a speed controller, it could be generating RF interference.
    dosborne, Sharpbarb, L&LD and 2 others like this.
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