Interface Robustness

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cam50626, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. cam50626 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    On the airport menu there is an option "use interface robustness".
    What does this mean?
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    its actually interference robustness not interface and it helps your airport signal by making it stronger to avoid being cut off from say a cordless phone or microwave
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It gives you a more durable connection to an AirPort base station at the expense of some range and therefore speed. AFAIK, it only works with Apple base stations. :)
  4. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    Well, it gives you a more reliable connection, in the presence of very specific kinds of interference. More specifically, against the intermittent and very predictable pulses of radiation given off by microwave ovens on the 2.4 Ghz band.
  5. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    Hmm... never knew microwaves gave off radiation beyond what it is cooking internally. Microwaves cause cancer in high doses. There may be a small chance wi-fi signals can cause cancer too, of which we have no long term study to prove that it doesn't.
  6. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2005
    The poor section of Connecticut
    Yeah, unfortunately wi-fi hasn't been around for TOO long, so the long term studies will come out when it's too late for us;)

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