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Old 09-01-2017, 21:12   #1
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Are WiFi jammers effective?

A Chief Superintendent has called for internet crooks, cyber bullies etc to be fitted with WiFi jammers.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/256290...ent-to-prison/

I welcome this, but do wonder how effective they are.

Does anyone here know?

Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2017, 21:41   #2
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Re: Are WiFi jammers effective?

Even if it worked it wouldn't block mobile data or stop someone simply plugging in an ethernet cable. Sounds rather pointless to me and as a form of punishment a waste of time.
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Old 09-01-2017, 22:39   #3
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Re: Are WiFi jammers effective?

Hes an idiot. It would affect everyone around the person, and be bypassed in seconds.
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Re: Are WiFi jammers effective?

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I welcome this, but do wonder how effective they are.
Crap idea by someone without the first clue how technology works and is probably trying desperately to get evidence for a promotion board.

What if said chav/Ned wandered into a coffee shop where the ret of the customers used wifi? Is disrupting them acceptable collateral damage for inconveniencing poor Wayne the troublemaker?

Plus it's ridiculously easy to bypass.
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Re: Are WiFi jammers effective?

Just make them wear boxing gloves all day instead?
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Or the fact that it's illegal.
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Re: Are WiFi jammers effective?

His his name Gavin John Thomas by any chance.
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Re: Are WiFi jammers effective?

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Just make them wear boxing gloves all day instead?
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Or the fact that it's illegal.
I'm sure that aspect would be sorted out prior to its introduction, but given the responses on here, it's probably preferable to continue to send them to prison etc.
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Old 03-10-2017, 19:06   #9
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Hes an idiot. It would affect everyone around the person, and be bypassed in seconds.
Only if you kill the signal, jamming Wi-Fi is as simple as transmmiting noise on the channel.

Many years ago I accidentally did it by having a Nintendo wave-bird on the same channel as the Wi-Fi network.
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