Time Capsule - Items That Can Cause Interference with AirPort

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Items That Can Cause Interference with AirPort

The farther away the interference source, the less likely it is to cause a problem.

The following can interfere with AirPort communication:

 Microwave ovens

 Direct Satellite Service (DSS) radio frequency leakage

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Chapter 3

Tips and Troubleshooting


 The original coaxial cable that came with certain types of satellite dishes. Contact the

device manufacturer and obtain newer cables.

 Certain electrical devices such as power lines, electrical railroad tracks, and power


 Cordless telephones that operate in the 2.4 or 5 GHz range. If you have problems

with your phone or AirPort communication, change the channel your base station or

Time Capsule uses, or change the channel your phone uses.

 Nearby base stations using adjacent channels. For example, if base station A is set to

channel 1, base station B should be set to channel 6 or 11.

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