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2 new wireless routers and still cannot connect

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bcasperr, Mar 30, 2009.

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  1. bcasperr

    bcasperr Thread Starter

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    Hello

    I have a townhouse and i have a new neighbor who setup his wireless router and now my wireless router will not connect and my other neighbor is having the same issues. motorola wireless router and also purchased a dlink wireless router and i still cannot see my ssid. I can see it when i unplug and plug back in for about 2 minutes but it will not connect I have tried open wireless then wpa and mac address no luck please help I have taken the routers to my friends house and with out changing anything they connect to 3 different laptops Thanks
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Are you talking about connecting a computer to the wireless network?

    If so, it sounds like multiple routers using the same or very close channels. All but one of you will have to switch, 'cause fighting won't get you very far.

    Just check what channels the strongest signals are using and choose one as far away as possible. In North America the non-interfering channels are 1, 6 and 11.
     
  3. bcasperr

    bcasperr Thread Starter

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    Yes im talking about a wireless router. I have tried every channel. The neighbor is using channel 6 but he must have a booster or something.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Download NetStumbler and do a channel scan to see what the wireless environment looks like. One channel wouldn't be causing your issues.
     
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    A very strong channel 6 could interfere with channels 2 through 10, but not with 1 or 11.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Typically, if you had a strong channel 6, by the time you get to around channel 9, you should overpower it for close connections. If the neighbor has a signal booster, it may be more problematic.

    Of course, you could just play the same game... :D


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