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General Wiimote and Technology => General Hardware Talk => Topic started by: murphyll on September 16, 2011, 09:38:31 PM

Title: Wiimote/Wifi Interference?
Post by: murphyll on September 16, 2011, 09:38:31 PM
Currently, I am piloting the Wiimote Whiteboard Project in my classroom.  We have discovered that the science teacher in the classroom next to mine has been having connectivity problems with the wireless network.  Is it possible for the Wiimotes to interfere with that connection?  If so, is there a way to work around this?

There is a hub in my classroom and also in the science class next door.  It sees odd to me that the Wii's would make her computers to loose internet connection, but my computer never has lost its connection. 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Title: Re: Wiimote/Wifi Interference?
Post by: boonjin on September 17, 2011, 06:17:59 AM
Currently, I am piloting the Wiimote Whiteboard Project in my classroom.  We have discovered that the science teacher in the classroom next to mine has been having connectivity problems with the wireless network.  Is it possible for the Wiimotes to interfere with that connection?  If so, is there a way to work around this?

There is a hub in my classroom and also in the science class next door.  It sees odd to me that the Wii's would make her computers to loose internet connection, but my computer never has lost its connection. 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



Hi,

The Wiimote uses Bluetooth and although Wifi uses the same 2.4ghz frequency, we have not heard of such direct interferences before.

Have you confirmed that the disconnection of the Wifi connection of the neighbouring classroom is caused by Wiimote's connection to the computer?

Regards,
Boon Jin
Title: Re: Wiimote/Wifi Interference?
Post by: mystre on September 17, 2011, 10:08:22 AM
How old is the equipment?......here's  a link to a 2002 HP pdf discussing bluetooth and wifi problems.
Personally, I've never had issues.

http://www.hp.com/rnd/library/pdf/WiFi_Bluetooth_coexistance.pdf