[dba-Tech] Unstable Wireless Netowrk

DBCfour at aol.com DBCfour at aol.com
Sun Mar 7 09:58:40 CST 2004

Did anybody move it while cleaning or something?  I know you've said in the 
past a couple of inches one way or the other makes a big difference for you 
guys...It happened here yesterday.  I moved the router to get to something in the 
cabinet beneath it...Josh started complaining, so I moved the router over a 
couple of inches and it went back to normal.


In a message dated 3/7/2004 10:54:50 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
bchacc at san.rr.com writes:

> Documentation!?  Aw, geez, that'll ruin the whole day.
> I've got the Linksys 802.11b wireless router.  I think you can buy them in
> the corner drug store these days.  I'll bet there's half a dozen of them
> within a couple of blocks of here.  But I thought the range was really
> short.
> Anyway, The access point on the target machine, does that have channel
> selection, too, or does it pick up all channels and the channel selecting is
> done at the router end?
> Rocky
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Stuart McLachlan" <stuart at lexacorp.com.pg>
> To: "Discussion of Hardware and Software issues"
> <dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 7:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] Unstable Wireless Netowrk
> > On 7 Mar 2004 at 7:07, Rocky Smolin - Beach Access S wrote:
> >
> > > Stuart and William:
> > >
> > > If it's another wireless network, would using the encryption feature
> stop
> > > the interference?  Is there a way to change channels?  I think I read
> > > somewhere that San Diego county it one of the most highly wired in the
> word.
> > > Seems to me that if 1/2 the houses on our street had wireless networks,
> > > there would be a lot of interference.  Don't these things have different
> > > channels like the wireless phones?
> > >
> >
> > Encryption won't reduce interference in fact it will reduce
> > performance.
> >
> > There are eleven possible frequencies in the 2.4Ghz band for wireless
> > LANs. You should be able to configure your router to use a different
> > frequency.  IRIC, in some areas you are limited to using only 3 of
> > these bands. You would have to check your router documentation as to
> > how to do it.

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