[mythtv-users] STAY AWAY FROM WI-FI !!!

Michael J. Lynch mlynch at gcom.com
Fri Dec 9 15:21:44 EST 2005

Franco wrote:
>>Do you by chance have plaster walls and ceilings?  If so, there is 
>>probably a metal mesh embedded in the plaster
> I'm not sure about the exact translation (I'm not a native English speaker)
> but yes, my ceilings and some walls are made by a metal mesh embedded
> in concrete
>>That metal mesh works as a pretty darned efficient 
>>farraday sheild, which means you'll only get decent signals in the same 
>>room, and in a line of sight from the door, and nowhere else.
> That's exactly what happens
>>it is probably your house to blame, and not WiFi.  
>>So maybe you should change the subject to "STAY AWAY FROM OLD HOUSES 
> Uhmmm... yes, you are probably right but in practice, who will move to 
> another house just to setup a mythbox? Also, in some countries
> like here, most of the buildings, if not all, are made like that,
> including new ones.
> So I apologize again for the wrong all caps subject but as a matter of fact,
> wether the guilt is to be attributed to wi-fi or to the building,
> lots of people will experience the same problems if they'll try 
> to setup wi-fi at home, and it's easier to stay away from wi-wi
> than from their own home...
> Franco

Ooo..ooo...just alter the physics of magnetizm and that should fix the

Michael J. Lynch

What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about -- author unknown

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