Use Inerference Robustness ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by IAmNotMyName, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. IAmNotMyName macrumors newbie

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    In the settings for AirPort there is a choice for 'Use Inerference Robustness'; what exactly does this do, and when should it be used?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    From my understanding it helps you to connect better to a router, but it sacrifices range to do it.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it strengthens the signal with a bit of cost to the range. i'd use it if you're having problems with things like cordless phones and microwaves cutting into your signal strength
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Apple has never been completely clear on what it does, but as the name suggests, it makes the network more robust in an environment where there is a lot of interference. My understanding is that it should be used if you're experiencing wireless issues due to a nearby microwave oven, which operates on the same frequency. (2.4 GHz cordless phones also operate on that frequency, but I think I remember reading that the interference robustness is specifically designed to deal with microwave interference...not sure whether that's true or not.)

    If you're not having any problems with it turned off, I wouldn't turn it on. It decreases your range and/or speed, but it makes sure the data gets through.

    And I believe it must be turned on both your computer and your base station in order for it to work. One isn't enough.
     

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