Christmas Lights Plus Wi-Fi Equals Possible Disruption
I bet you thought untangling all those lights was a pain in the butt, just wait until you read this British study which warns those same lights could significantly affect your wi-fi connection. I hope Clark Griswold is reading this!
To those who are privy to the wonderful gift of wi-fi aka high speed internet, I'm raising my hand, this is a little shocking (see what I did there?) to say the least. Basically, any appliance in your home that you plug in, like a microwave, or a TV, or Christmas lights, they give off radio waves. Thus, the more things you have plugged in, ironically including your wi-fi router, the more radio waves are generated. Heck, even your wi-fi signal is technically a radio.
The best fix? Just make sure your router isn't too close to your Christmas tree or other decorative holiday lighting. I have a small iridescent tree, so it doesn't use up much power; plus I only have it on when I'm at home. And if you plan on binge streaming, shut down your spectacular, if only temporarily. Candles are cool at Christmas, try candles!