Steve Smith explains why Bluetooth Headsets, and other equipment, suffers from interference, glitches, disconnections, and other annoying issues, and possible solutions.
Episode #7-20 released on January 13, 2017
Bluetooth headsets are becoming more and more common. I am sure most you have, have owned, or are currently using one to listen to this very episode. We periodically have issues with reception that can be attributed to interference.
Want to know what is causing that interference?
It may help to understand that the Bluetooth signal itself operates within the 2.4GHZ spectrum, which many wireless routers, cordless phones, wireless RF video equipment, microwaves, etc. operate within, as well.
It may well be important to note that the 2.4GHZ bands are, also, unlicensed, and therefore prone to being overwhelmingly oversaturated from a multitude of devices sharing the same bands, as those you are trying to use.
So, what devices around the house can directly affect your Bluetooth devices, including Bluetooth headsets and peripherals? Microwaves, the COAX cable for Direct Satellite Services, power sources, 2.4 phones, Wireless RF video, Wireless Speakers, some external monitors, and LCD displays, poorly shielded cabling, and any other devices that operate within the spectrum, as well as motors that emit low electromagnetic fields, as well.
Some things cannot be prevented, but what you can do to have a better time is to stay away from functioning microwaves, power sources like powerlines, energized tracks, Wireless RF emitters, wireless speakers, and other wireless devices. If the problem is related to cables like those for Direct Satellite Services, change the cable itself. If the cable is poor shielded, upgrade the cable itself. If you have other devices not in use, in the same 2.4GHZ range, consider turning them off.
Now why do some companies ask for the phone to be on the same side as the Bluetooth receiver?
It is said that Bluetooth operates better in some circumstances, if it is within line of sight. Since, we can't always change or fix our environment, we can always give our headset, and other devices the best possible chance of being and staying connected.
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