What can interfere with the communication
of the devices?
Some objects may interfere with radio frequency signals (RF signals) and with your Wi-Fi network if they are near your smart devices, gateways, or your router. Interference can reduce the communication range or temporarily block RF and Wi-Fi signals.
Objects that can interfere with RF and Wi-Fi signals:
- Microwave oven
- Direct satellite service
- A power source (high voltage line, circuit breaker box, etc.)
- Mobile phones
- Speakers and other wireless devices
- Some external monitors and LCD screens
The construction materials used in your home can also reduce the range of communication or block RF and Wi-Fi signals. Here are the most common materials used and their interference potential.
|Wood, synthetic material, glass
|Water, brick, marble
|Coating, concrete, armored glass