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December 17, 2004

Wi-Fi-Less Christmas.

Christmas TreeCareful with those Christmas lights. The Register has found some might interfere with your Wi-Fi.

“It has come to BT’s attention that an extremely small percentage of seasonal lighting, which can be used both internally and externally may cause interference with the broadband service.

When the lighting control unit is set to any mode other than a steady state it may generate high levels of radio frequency noise and may cause the broadband service to lose synchronisation.

“Investigations have revealed that the broadband service may be impacted where the lights do not meet the standards necessary for customer equipment marking,” it said.

So far, only a few dozen instances of flashing Christmas lights felling broadband have been reported. Incidentally, similar advice had to be issued last year.”

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