Bought a Wireless 2 camera Baby Monitoring system and it's messing with my Surface!

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  1. Surface5280

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    The camera system is a 2.4ghz system, (but then again what isn't anymore?) I was using the surface while the video monitor was right next to the surface and it wouldn't connect to the internet until I turned off the monitor? I turned it back on and it was having issues with the connection to my wireless router. I changed the channel on my router to see if that helps out, because I have no idea what channel the video monitoring system operates on, and thought maybe there was a conflict on the channels or something?:confused: Anybody have any insight into this problem? Also does the surface operate on the 5ghz range as well? If so I might have to go get a new wireless router that broadcasts in the 5ghz range, because it seems like the 2.4ghz frequency is clogged up with everything operating on that frequency.

    Any thoughts, suggestions, comments welcome.

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    The Surface will operate in the 5 Ghz channels no problem. You may have to switch to that. I have no information on the Baby Monitor but if it is video across the 2.4 range I have no doubt that it would mess with the wireless at that range.
     
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    That's good to know that the Surface will operate in the 5 Ghz range because that's what I think I'll have to do. I don't know of any baby monitors that operate in the 5 Ghz range, so I'll probably have to go get a new wireless N router that operates in that range to avoid all of the 2.4 Ghz signals in my house.
     
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    I use the Netgear WNDR4500 it is great and the range is incredible. There are a lot of good choices out there
     
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    If you have non RT Windows laptop with wireless you can run the following free tool to see all the wireless signals and their channels. It should help you find a better channel to use that may not interfere. inSSIDer – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
     
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    I don't have a laptop, just my desktop and my Surface. What I do have is a Wifi Analyzer app on my HTC Evo Lte. What I did was instead of setting my channel statically on my router, I changed it to auto select to see if that helps out with the channel selection? Hopefully the router is smarter than me at selecting the right channel. It has channels 1-11 to choose from. If it doesn't work I'll probably try and get a dual band router to see if the 5Ghz mode will help out with the interference that I'm dealing with.
     
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