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possible router interference with baby monitor

ElDorito 7,476 1,374 August 13, 2016 at 06:51 AM
I have an infant optics dx-8 and an asus rt-ac66u... The signal sometimes cuts out on the baby monitor.. This happens very frequently when I am in the same room as the router (the router is downstairs and the camera upstairs...)... I am assuming it has something to do with the 2.4 ghz signal on the router.. is there a specific setting or channel I should use? Right now the control channel is on auto and is currently on 8 and the channel bandwidth is 20 mhz. Thanks!

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PC Mag says it has glitchy reception: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458415,00.asp [pcmag.com]
fakespot gives it a C.

It's FHSS so the frequency it uses changes. Just try different channels on the router, some may have less interference. 1,6 and 11 are the only non-overlapping channels.
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I have an infant optics dx-8 and an asus rt-ac66u... The signal sometimes cuts out on the baby monitor.. This happens very frequently when I am in the same room as the router (the router is downstairs and the camera upstairs...)... I am assuming it has something to do with the 2.4 ghz signal on the router.. is there a specific setting or channel I should use? Right now the control channel is on auto and is currently on 8 and the channel bandwidth is 20 mhz. Thanks!
OP - I have the exact same setup as you. We found that it was our Roku 3 that was causing the interference and not the router. In standby mode (assuming it's pulling channel/app updates) the Roku 3 will sometimes completely blank out the monitor. We eventually found the culprit and when it gets bad we simply unplug the Roku and the monitor instantly snaps back to full strength video connection.

I also replaced the wireless card on my desktop for the same reason. If my computer was pulling data and I had the monitor within 10' radius of the computer it fuzzed out the video connection. As soon as I would disable the wireless card it would snap back to full video connection.

Long story short - it's not the router and video monitor interfering with each other (I have the exact same devices) - it's probably something else on your home network that's causing the issue when it's undergoing data transfer.
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^ what you described can be the router. when downloading, router sends more data than client. no data when no clients.

put metal in between router and monitor. (shield more directions if needed)

switch some wifi clients to 5ghz if supported.

buy other non 2.4ghz product. shouldn't buy 2.4 to begin with if already have lots wifi from neighbors.
get rid of it right away if still can return.
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Back in the day, my Bluetooth card on my laptop would blank out my Lab Partner's Laptop from the Campus WiFi...it was fun to torment him.

also I've seen Cell phones pairings do that as well when paired to some BT headsets. Turned off my headset and connection to the customers router was just fine then.
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