My nest protect keeps telling me that it has detected wifi jamming. I haven't added any connections or new electronic equipment to my house since this started. What could be my issue and how do I fix this? I was told that the nest mesh system does not allow changing channels. This just started 2 or so weeks ago and it is horribly annoying. Please help me find the source or issue!!!
Protect seems to only have a 2.4Ghz radio, at least that's my experience with my house full of second gen Protects. That wifi spectrum can be impacted by metal objects (refridgerator, etc.), bluetooth devices, microwaves, cordless phones, and of course neighbors if you're in a townhouse/apt/condo who have any of the above plus their own wifi. Too much overlap between access point signals if you have more than one, especially if they're on the same channel or have their transmit power set too high (which many people are inclined to do for maximum range), can cause this as well, as can neighbors who create such an issue.
If you're in a single family home, then it's probably not the neighbor issue, but perhaps you have more than one access point. If that's the case, you may be able to tweak the channels they use, to prevent them from overlapping, alter the transmit power, or move them further apart if it's a congestion issue.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge about how connectivity affects the Nest Protects, @TampaNest.
I have had this system in place for approximately 2+ years and this has never been an issue. The protect is still connected to wifi so that isn't a problem like the article mentioned. The router is a nest router and again has been in place for multiple Years. Nothing has changed except the notifications are now continuing and very flipping annoying 😒
Thanks for getting back and letting us know that the issue isn't about your Wi-Fi network.
Do you mind me asking what message you're getting from your Nest Protect? Do you get the same responses to all of them? Also, how many Nest Protects do you have and how many are impacted by the issue?
Looking forward for your response.
Home network jamming
Guard sensed an attempt at wireless signal jamming, which should trigger the alarm and send a notification to your phone. Although this isn't expected to happen very often, it could mean someone tried to disable wireless devices around your home. Contact local law enforcement if necessary.
Thanks for that details.
It appears that your Google Nest systems are not the issue in this situation. It's either a network interference issue or someone is trying to access or breach your system. Right now, the best thing to do is to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for your security, and tell them about what's going on.
Please let us know how it goes.