Strange Xbox signal suspected of jamming wireless LANs

Microsoft's popular Xbox 360 game console can create a strong and strange signal on wireless LANs, according to IT staff at Morrisville State College.

It's not clear whether the signal disrupts the college's WLAN access points or students' wireless notebooks. There is some anecdotal evidence, however, that it at least affects other radios in the same 2.4GHz band.

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Silverwolf4740d ago

So now RROD goes wireless?!...........don't shoot, I'm just kidding!

Syko4740d ago (Edited 4740d ago )

LOL, I was thinking. Is there anything this BEAST can't kill. I won't be surprised when the final report comes out on this thing in 10 years or so that it caused unsafe levels of something.

I hope MS is training their QC monkeys better for the next round.

Seriously though with the controllers operating on the same 2.4Ghz signal it "may" cause interference to other devices operating on that same frequency.

Honeal2g4740d ago

i actually believe this 360 is under my wireless router and everyday i lose connection, and when i say lose connection i mean everyone connected to the router wirelessly except for my 360 which is lan and I have to reset it atleast 2-3 times a day...and it only happens when i use my 360 ...if this is true then i think i'm gonna have to move it..but i;ll do it anyway just to test it out!

JsonHenry4739d ago

No problems here. It will be interesting to see what comes of it.

Mr Marbles4739d ago

Why do I get the idea Sony is behind this crap, first we read about the Wii emitting a signal that attracts roaches now 360 screws with wifi connections? rrriiight, and this is discovered on both consoles at the same time, just before Christmas, nice try Sony, you should be ashamed.

My 360 is inches from my router and my signal is excellent.

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CyberSentinel4740d ago (Edited 4740d ago )

I'm sure every student on that campus has a wireless phone, PDA, blackberry, etc. that their bluetooth headsets may be interfering with. Do you blame all those other devices? No. Blame 360. I guess even if your going to college, it does not mean that your very smart.

ravinash4740d ago

thats probably why the teachers are blaming the console.

bdwins4739d ago

the only device you listed that even operates in the same frequency band are bluetooth devices and they are very short range.

CRIMS0N_W0LF4740d ago

If Nintendo roaches "news" got approved this need to be approved too.

Coming up next after the Break!

PS3 emits signal that does mind control!

Wii60PS3DSPSP4740d ago

"PS3 emits signal that does mind control!"

It already does, see Sony fanboys.

name4740d ago

2/3 console signals have powers that are from UT3. Wait, wasn't the PS3 used to drive a car? That makes 3/3

actas1234740d ago

Wait I have to add that the list, Ok, Page 1, Page 2, page three, Ok here is a spot lol...

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