Topband: DSL line disconnect on topband
jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed Feb 6 11:55:01 EST 2008
On Wed, 06 Feb 2008 09:31:37 -0500, N2TK wrote:
>Do you think the problem is a Netgear problem or having the
>capability in a router for wireless?
It is a Netgear problem. Lots of hams have wireless hubs with no RFI
from their transmitters.
It is the WIRED connections to the router (including possibly the
power supply) and/or its poor shielding that are acting as receive
antennas for your HF signal. So I would say that it is that model of
router that is the problem, not the fact that it is a wireless hub.
Routers are not supposed to pick up HF radio signals! Return the
Netgear unit as defective and get your money back.
But keep your ferrites -- virtually every network box I've ever seen
generates birdies in the ham bands, so you'll still need them! The
virtue of wireless routers is that if there are no wires connected
to them, the birdies are a lot weaker (because the only antennas are
the power supply lead and the internal wiring that isn't adequately
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