10-15-2010 06:45 PM
Dear Friends, Suddenly this week a Spanish language radio station has mysteriously started blasting out of my speakers as soon as I connect to the FIOS internet. When I first has FIOS installed we had the same problem and I believe a special filter or interference reducer was installed.
Have you had a similar problem? Was it fixed? I am learning Spanish, but until I do I need to turn off this interference.
10-18-2010 11:31 AM
Speakers of what:
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10-19-2010 08:10 AM
This is weird. The radio station must be broadcasting at 2.4ghz and is saturating your band. You can change the "radio station" of the router by changing the channel of the router.
First find out the default gateway.
Open command prompt -> type ipconfig/all
Find the default gateway.This is the ip of your router.
Open a web browser
type the default gateway
Login to your router ( you need credentials) username and password
Go throught the settings and look for channel it might be set to 6 or automatic.
Change it, save settings.
Check if the radio station still bothers you.
10-19-2010 12:57 PM
the radio station thing most commonly happens when you have power cables and speaker wires touching one another and causing a ground. check your cables make sure power surge strips aren't laying on top of or touching your speaker cables, seperate them, move heavy duty electronics away from the speakers etc.... sounds like a cross/ground type of thing.
10-19-2010 11:17 PM
The radio station must be broadcasting at 2.4ghz and is saturating your band.
This is utter nonsense.
1) Commercial radio stations do not broadcast in the 2.4Ghz band.
2) WiFi transmissions are digital. A WiFi receiver is not going to pick up an analog radio signal and "play" it out a PC's speakers.
10-20-2010 04:07 AM
This has nothing to do with FiOS ... it's a basic shielding issue. I live near an FM radio transmitter (it's on the mountain behind my house) and I like to joke that I can receive the radio station that it broadcasts on my toaster because just about any electronic device in my house which has an analog audio cable on it (and even some others) will at times "get the radio station".
In this case, the ethernet cable you are using to connect to the FiOS router is probably acting as a big antenna.
Try re-orienting any cables which feed your audio inputs, your ethernet, moving the router/computer base unit, changing it's orientation, speaker wires, etc. Make sure any cables you are using are "shielded" and try replacing them as well (they may have a broken shield). -- many ethernet cables are "unshielded twisted pair", you can try a "shield twisted pair" cable like Cat-6 as well. You can even try a "poor man's" shielding as an experiment -- I've actually wrapped any exterior cables coming into the computer in tin foil and then made sure the foil was in contact with the metal base of the computer case to ground it -- which if it works indicates where you need a better shielded cable. Careful not to create a short when youj do this or to come in contact with any voltage generating sources.
10-20-2010 09:56 AM - edited 10-20-2010 09:57 AM
Just hope none of the radio frequencies from the radio station are bouncing in your hood.
Also who knows if it is a radio station, it could be pirate radio or walkie talkies.
10-20-2010 10:03 AM