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Originally posted by chr0naut
The WiFi "channels" on most B, G & N systems (2.4GHz band) overlap. This means that if you are on channel 1 & your neighbor is on channel 3, then they are interfering with each other & both need to be moved to channel numbers further apart.
To truly separate the bands so they don't interfere, you must use channels 1, 3 & 11 (in the US). These channels do not overlap & interfere with each other.
There are monitor apps (like NetStumbler) which are free to download to ensure you are selecting the right channel to inter-operate with adjacent WiFi's.
Also, in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and Japan, the band allocated to 2.4GHz is bigger than in the US (in Japan there are four non-overlapping bands).
Another rule of thumb, if you go higher in frequency, you can get a faster throughput BUT lower frequencies travel further! If you are less than 30 feet from your AP with no intervening obstacles, go for the highest frequency (highest channel) you can.
Also, be aware that wireless 'phone handsets also use the 2.4GHz band & many 'channel hop' to get the best signal & this heavily stuffs with WiFi. Keep them away (physically distant) from Your WiFi if possible.
Originally posted by UnBreakable
Originally posted by usmc0311
I have been having troubles with them for the last twelve hours or so. Not that it bothers me much it just is unusual. The internet is coming and going. It will work for ten minutes and then cut out. No problems with my equipment or connection either. My Iphone is dropping and failing calls left and right as well. My first thought was solar activity but their is very minimal activity at this time. I can't figure it out so I though I would ask around and see if anyone else is experiencing the same difficulties.
It's funny I came a across this post. I've had FIOS cable for six years, never had a issue with TV picture. Two nights ago the picture was "pixellating" in and out for a few hours, no matter what channel. Then today at my place of employment we suffered a momentary power outage, which never happens. The last time it happened was about 20 years ago during preplanned "rolling brownouts" on an extremely hot day. Something has been happening the past few days as far as electromagnetic signals when it comes to my cable/office building.
Originally posted by tracehd1
Yes!!!! I actually reset all my equip. Yesterday because I couldn't get on....or...it's soooo slow and I have cable!!! Tried to watch a streaming movie last night on my IPad... It was soooo slow...I gave up!!!
Interesting...did we get hit by the sun???
Also....I wish everyone would have put which state they were in...I'm in Montana
...and I should throw in...last Sunday they were chem-spraying all day!!!!edit on 4-10-2012 by tracehd1 because: (no reason given)