Wifi Interfering with audio playback

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by swbhoy, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. swbhoy

    swbhoy New Member

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    Hi ,
    Apologies if this issue has been raised but I've done a search and no matches.
    My issue is as follows;
    When I play audio (any audio whatsoever so mp3s, movies, you tube, speech on games etc etc) I frequently get a loud an irritating intermittent buzzing sound (even on the Windows startup tone) that on closer listening sounds like a lag of some kind.
    I've ruled out performance as an issue as its a brand new (1 week) PC running 6GB of ram , dual core processors etc etc . Also resintalled the sound card driver and still the same.
    Google search has shown other Windows 7 users with similar problems and several suggestions that it may be wi-fi interference. So I disabled my Wifi adapter and lo and behold.......no problem, mp3's and movies play perfectly.
    So I know that the wi-fi is the problem. My issue is , what do I do about it? Clearly its not remotely workable to have a PC that can only play decent audio when I'm offline so how do I go about fixing it.
    I acknowledge that this may be a hardware issue but think its unlikely given that its a) a brand new PC and b) other Windows 7 users seem to be having similar problems. I'm using all the same apps (jukebox etc) and the same wireless signal / router than I have on my Vista OS notebook and have no problems with that at all.
    This is seriously spoiling my new PC experience so any help / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for your help
    Steve
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Does your network card support 802.11 N?
     
  3. swbhoy

    swbhoy New Member

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    Honest answer is I have no idea. I'll check my network card when I'm at home and post the specs here in a few hours.
    Can I ask why it would help if it did support 802.11 N?
     
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    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    the draft-N spec is unfinished *hence the "draft"*
    It's notorious for causing interference with everything from A-Z
     
  5. swbhoy

    swbhoy New Member

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    Hey

    Thanks for the responses so far. Just looked up my PC's spec's on line and it lists the following;

    Networking Network adapter - Integrated
    <LI class=even>Wireless LAN Supported Yes Data Link Protocol Ethernet , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet , IEEE 802.11n (draft)
    <LI class=even>Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n (draft)
    Does this help me and if so what can / should I change?

    Thanks
    Steve
     

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