Date Added: Apr 2011
In IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) experiences significant Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from microwave ovens, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, and other WLANs operating in the 2.4 GHz band. In particular, microwave ovens emit interference that can either prevent an access point from transmitting or cause a dramatic increase in bit errors at the receiver. This paper investigates the disruption in delay sensitive streaming applications under microwave oven RFI. IEEE 802.11b/g/n WLANs, operating in the 2.4GHz unlicensed Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band, experience RFI from other ISM devices that operate with minimum regulation in the same band such as microwave ovens and Bluetooth devices.