LED TV breaking Wifi Network
December 27, 2013 11:05 AM Subscribe
I have a wifi network on an Airport Extreme 802.11n, extended by several Airport Express (2008 model, MB321LL/A) base stations. My new Samsung LED TV, in a room about 20 feet from the Airport Extreme, takes down my entire network—I can't reach the internet anywhere in the house—until I shut down the TV and reboot the Extreme. Suggestions for diagnosing and repairing the problem, please?
posted by MarkWBennett to Technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My old plasma TV does not cause the same problem.
I have tried using different channels for the wifi network.
I have reset all routers.
I have moved the Extreme a few feet in one direction or another.
The Extreme is connected to a U-Verse DVR's ethernet jack. When the wifi network is down, I can still connect to the internet by disconnecting the ethernet cable from the Extreme and plugging it in to my laptop.
I have turned off every wireless setting I could find in the TV's settings.
I've thought about updating my Airport hardware (maybe newer models are more robust) or replacing the TV (maybe this particular unit is defectively shielded).
Any other great ideas?