VOIP Clients affecting wifi signal???

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Private-Cowboy, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Private-Cowboy

    Private-Cowboy Network Guru Member


    I just made an interesting discovery. Whenever I use a voip client (like Skype or VoipBuster in my case) the signal takes a dive (not much but something like 3-5dbm) and the rate falls back from full 54mbit to 48mbit and fluctuates between 54 and 48 even though the signal remains "excellent" according to windows and is still in the mid to high 40s. After ending the call and closing the voip client the signal recovers slowly (back to 54mbit instantly and stable there) and reaches its low 40s level after a few mins.

    I don't have the slightest idea why that is since voip clients are software and dont interfere with the 2.4ghz at all - they dont even transmit anything.

    Any idea???
  2. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    Maybe you should consider using QoS.
  3. Private-Cowboy

    Private-Cowboy Network Guru Member

    Oh thanks, I'll look into QoS. I haven't set this up yet. But I wonder why a normal software lowers a hardware signal. I mean Opera doesn't do that either.
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