I've noticed that a lot of my neighbours are finally going wireless... Unfortunantly my Linksys has decided to crash each time one of them logs into the net... I picked up a copy of mac stumbler and noticed that everyone is on channel 6... I switched to a different channel... Do you think that that is the reason for the crashes? Is that the purpose of having different channels available to us?

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I ran into the same problem when two of us were running wireless routers in the house. One was a linksys , the other a D-Link 514, both on channel 6 and just down the hall from each other. Periodically the Linksys would crash and when I moved my D-Link to Ch11 all was fine.


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Paul Mathieu

On 9 Feb 2007 18:10:32 -0800, "SpreadTooThin" wrote in :

Which Linksys? What firmware? Latest firmware? What does "crash" mean?

Ideally 1 or 11.


No. Different channels help to minimize mutual interference.

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John Navas

I've noticed (since doing a bunch of playing around with a WiSpy) that the lower channels seem to be better because microwave ovans (especially) interfere with the higher channels more.. don't think it's a problem.. get a wispy and go turn on your microwave... I know personally I had a microwave that had 1200watts at 2450Mhz printed on it. Check here for wifi channel list

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Just an FYI if anyone is interested.


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Adair Witner

On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 16:26:23 GMT, "Adair Witner" wrote in :

There are a great many possible sources of interference -- see list in wiki below -- and there's no one channel that's best for all of them. Best to try all of the three minimally-overlapping channels (1, 6, 11) to see which one works best in each particular case.

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