I was going to buy a Panasonic “inverter” microwave, but after seeing complaints about 2.4GHz interference, I went with another brand. From a cooking standpoint, the inverter microwave ovens are superior, but if you have 2.4GHz devices near them, they will probably be adversly affected, and much more so than they are affected by non-inverter microwave ovens.
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“Another aspect not so commonly known is that there are newer models of “inverter” microwave ovens. While inverter microwaves are more efficient in terms of power usage and food heating, they can significantly affect Wi-Fi performance over the entire 2.4 GHz band (including channel 1). Thus to avoid this interference, one must avoid inverter microwaves, or choose 5 GHz operation for nearby Wi-Fi APs.”
What I don’t understand is how Panasonic is able to get these interference generators FCC approved. I also don’t understand why they can’t use better shielding around the inverters. The oven chamber is in a “Faraday cage” so the Magnatron radiation is well contained (for safety reasons as well as limiting interference). If you look at the window you will see that there is a mesh that is “opaque” to the microwaves.
Since you have no choice as to using anything but 2.4GHz with the Wyze, I am afraid I don’t have any good news for you. Especially if you want to use a Wyze camera near the Microwave.
Wifi is convenient and more aesthetic, but from a networking point of view, the reliability and perfomance of even a 100Mbs wired ethernet is usually better, especially when there are many wireless devices to “share” the channel airtime.
The Google Chromecast devices have an active USB and can be powered by a special ethernet adapter that allows the Chromecast to work in areas with poor wifi https://store.google.com/us/product/ethernet_adapter_for_chromecast?hl=en-US
I don’t think there is the possiblity of doing something like that with the Wyze camera, but someone from the hardware support would know for sure.