Cisco Equipment & Microwave

Have a question or want to start a discussion? Post it! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View

Hello All,

Is anyone aware of any limitations of switches in close proximity of
microwave ovens?

At a school I visited there was a comms cab floor mounted and sat on top of
it there was a microwave oven. (I am aware of the spill hazard) and have
removed it.

However out of interest does anyone know of microwave interfering with



Re: Cisco Equipment & Microwave

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 18:42:26 GMT, "Gary"

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Take my comments with a rather large block of salt, as I am not an RF
engineer.  One would think not, and for the same reason that you can
watch your popcorn pop in said microwave -- namely, the Faraday Cage.
This surrounds the device and makes sure what happens in the
microwave, stays in the microwave.

Again, this is a guess on my part.  Someone who is more knowledgeable,
please feel free to jump in.

"One World; One Web; One Program."  -- Microsoft |     OS/2 Warp
                                                 | Solid like  Linux
"Ein Volk; Ein Reich; Ein Führer."  -- Hitler    | Easy like Windows

         Use your bandwidth.  If you don't, it'll go stale.

        If Bill Gates had a dime for every time a Windows box
                    crashed... oh, wait.  He does.

      I Am Not A Number... Um...except for my TCP/IP address.

         If you can read this .sig, you're too damn close.

                   Save a cow.  Eat a vegetarian!

Remember, EVIL spelled backwards is LIVE -- and we all want to do that!

Dark Days in Human History:  Hiroshima'45   Chernobyl'86  Windows'95

 Proud member of the Signature is Longer Than The Post Association


Re: Cisco Equipment & Microwave

Hash: SHA1

Joe Schmuckatelli wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

The microwave radiation tends to stay in the microwave, but the magnetic
field that the microwave generates generally surrounds the entire
microwave... don't put any sensitive electronic equipment next to it
that isn't worth the risk, however minimal that risk is.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird -


Re: Cisco Equipment & Microwave

Quoted text here. Click to load it

The problem with microwaves comes with WLANs, as the microwave is using the
same freq as channel 6 is (right around 2.43 GHz).


Site Timeline