I am quiet baffled . . . I had WiFi G set-up in my home for months now and it had always worked wonderfully. I am able to connect all through out the house and even outside. But just a few days ago, connection has been sporatic, even though my notebook is in the same room as the access point not more than 5 feet away. I didn't give it much thought. But last night, I cannot connect it from anywhere outside that room. The SSID shows up fine but connection usually fails. Even when it is able to connect, packet lost is practically 100%. Pinging the access point in the same room resulted in 50-75% packet loss. If I get lucky, packets are successfully transfered with decent to high latency.
The only thing I can think of that I changed around the house a few days ago is that I put up four strings of Christmas lights in the back patio (this past weekend). They weren't on at the moment I had this problem. Could the Christmas lights be the source of this problem? It seems that the chance is so remote, but I can't think of any changes in the past week.
What do you guys think?
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