Nowadays, most PocketPC’s have both Bluetooth and WiFi radios. Many people owning more than one handheld still run legacy Bluetooth routers along their WiFi systems – and Bluetooth headphones/etc have never been as popular as they are right now.

So far so good – but both Bluetooth and WiFi operate in the 2.4GhZ band…don’t they disturb one another?

The folks over at Eurescom’s have put online an interesting paper looking at bluetooth/WiFi interference. Cutting a long story short: yes, they do interfere. However, the impact usually is below 25%.

Visit them for further information:

Do you run Bluetooth and WiFi devices in parallel? Can you agree to their findings?

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2 Responses to “Bluetooth/WiFi interference”

  1. I just found out that if I turn both off on my pc WI-FI and Bluetooth, turning on bluetooth first and pairing with a device (speaker or cellphone) before turning on wi-fi and get internet connection, I can work with both with minimal issues, I tried even with my wi-fi enabled smartphone and worked.

  2. Hi,
    to be honest: I have been using the two services in paralell for a long time, and didn’t see any issues.


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