I have an Edimax EW-7206APg with the following settings:
Broadcast ESSID: Enabled MAC Filtering: Disabled DHCP Server Running mode: AP Security: WEP
I've had no problems with this since I bought it two years ago. But recently, the connection started to drop intermittently. The first time it happened, I noticed that another Access Point in my area was broadcasting on the same channel. So I changed mine and it started to work again. Now the situation is that there are nearly 10 Access Points around my house. Therefore, whatever channel number I pick, there is always a conflict with another Access Point.
If I go close to my Access Point with my laptop, it works fine. But as soon as I go a bit further away (as far as five metres) the connection drops. I have tested it on both Vista and Linux Fedora with the same result. I have also tested it without any encryption and with encryptions other than WEP with the same result.
Could anyone help me troubleshoot this please?