Wireless Networks and Nearby Electricity Pylon...

I have been having trouble trying to install a wireless network in a house that has a huge electricity pylon within 10 feet of the front of the house. This is in the UK, so I don't know if this is how electricity is carried in other countries but it is a tower about 30 foot high and obviously carries an awful lot of current.

I can't get a signal from any pc with a wireless antenna using a variety of equipment, even ones that work elsewhere.

Is this bloody great pylon the likely cause and if so is it going to frustrate any attempts to set up a wireless network?

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Quite plainly, yes. The magnetic field that emenates from the pylon will more than likely disrupt all attempts at wireless networks within the house. I did an installation for a customer that wanted to put a wireless link accross a factory floor, and one of the backup generators in the middle of the factory floor disrupted the signal to the point of uselessness. You could try using high gain directional antennas but I don't think they would help you much either.

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