09-27-2011 09:44 PM
Has anyone noticed the G700 wireless receiver causing signal interference with their home wifi network? I don't even know what spectrum/bandwidth/channel the G700 uses, but I've noticed a severely choppy wifi connection when using my G700 on wireless. The connection either slows to a crawl or repeatedly disconnects, and the problems seem to go away whenever I unplug the G700 wireless receiver and use the cord instead.
I'm a semi-adept "power user" and I usually know how to diagnose wifi connection problems, but this particular problem started happening recently, when I got my G700. To compound the problem, the USB ports on my laptop are only a few centimeters away from the internal wifi card, so if signal interference is possible, this configuration might be especially bad.
I guess what I'm asking is this; is signal interference even possible? Anyone know what band the G700 wireless receiver uses? Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks.
09-28-2011 10:15 AM
The G700 and other RF devices all share the 2.4ghz frequency with standard WiFi. If you're experiencing interference I would suggest changing the wireless channel on the router which slightly changes the frequency. Channels 1, 6 or 11 are the best to use as they will have the least amount of frequency overlap.
09-28-2011 03:45 PM
10-01-2011 10:07 AM
It's strange that you're having the issue on multiple channels, 1, 6 and 11 don't have any frequency overlap so they shouldn't be interfering at all. It might be the proximity, how close is your router to the computer? Also if you have a USB extension cable for troubleshooting you can try the receiver in that and moving it around to see if there are any differences.
10-09-2011 03:26 PM