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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.

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  1. Sachb

    Sachb Regular Contributor

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    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

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    First, do some research about the validity of things you cite.
    https://realorsatire.com/empirenews-net/

    Seriously?

    That said, it's possible that if the fan has a speed controller, it could be generating RF interference.
     
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