Older Style Plaster is Thwarting WiFi Access

Real Estate Agent with Kristal Pooler & Associates. Coast & Country Properties Inc.

WiFi and Chicken Wire

"The technological equivalent of kryptonite in its walls: chicken wire. Metal wiring inside old plaster walls blocks wireless signals" This is a big problem in many areas, particularly older cities and towns. One may have to stand on their roof to use their iPhone! There is more about this problem in this WSJ article

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Keith Landis
Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654 - Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source"

I've known people who have run into this problem, a signal booster will sometimes work.  If not they have to connect directly with an ethernet cable.

Jul 25, 2010 01:03 AM