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interference from high-voltage power line


I visited a small business today that is situated beneath a high-voltage power line

They have rubbish ADSL bandwidth and apparently they can't benefit from satellite dish access because of the overhead power lines.

I would like to equip their premises with Wifi access points (interior and exterior)

Can anyone tell me if this is feasible ?

What about transmitting the uplink bandwidth via a point to point RF link (5GHz) any issues there ?


Yann Shukor
Yann Shukor
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I think you will get too much interference from the over head power lines to make this work. I would go with a fiber optic backbone and cat 5e cabling.
Yann ShukorOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response; unfortunately fiber isn't an option

On another forum someone indicated that, based on his experience,
the overhead power lines shouldn't be an issue
Craig BeckCommented:
The power lines won't be an issue.  If you're near a mains substation or transformer that's a different story though.
I would think a few feet from high voltage power lines your main cause of interference may be arcing, which would be devastatingly destructive.

Perhaps better to screen your electrics product on Fiberstore with a faraday cage and ensure your chokes/filters are all taking 50-60Hz to ground.
Yann ShukorOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Siaorry
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