Lattitude and WIFI

Just wondering if anyone else has found if Boston Lattitude Communicator interferes with Computer WIFI? 

We have a range extender in our house and our internet keeps dropping out, we cant seem to find the source of the problem..... our service provider wondered if my PM would be interfering with it? 





by Tracey_E - 2018-04-30 09:20:07

Someone else can give you the more technical reasons why, but no way. Pacers don't send out signals or create any kind of a field. They can communicate with a home monitor but we have to be within 10 feet of it. There are hundreds of thousands of us with pacers, you would have heard it in the news if we were going around interfering with wifi.  

Not likely

by Quemal - 2018-04-30 18:07:58

There could be any number of causes why your Wi-Fi would cut out. I used to work with home Wi-Fi, as a tech for a local cable company.  From what I've read, pacemakers receive data at a very high frequency, 2.4 GHz, and transmit at a very low frequency, around 50 MHz.  Routers usually transmit at around 2.4GHz.  If you have an older cordless phone, it is more likely to cause problems with the router than the pacemaker.

One time I had a call at a home, where the Wi-Fi would cut out every 15 seconds.  It turns out; he had a wireless motion detector.  We discovered that when the motion detector would send a signal to the base station, it would temporarily cut off the Wi-Fi.


Hope this helps.


by Beattie - 2018-04-30 19:44:55

Thanks so much Guys for your very helpful comments! 

WiFi interference

by FlubAdub - 2018-06-03 08:47:19

Highly unlikely. I have Comcast Xfinity wireless and have never had a problem with it interfering with my ICD. the reverse is also true. I’ve also created a WiFi mesh network using Google wireless devices without any issues. The problems you are having 99% of the time are your internet provider or their in house network equipment. Xfinity equipment is so unreliable that’s why I created my mesh network, thus far no problems and no dropouts like I was having with Comcast equipment.

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