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crowded Wifi signals

Discussion in 'Networking' started by namo, Apr 27, 2010.

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  1. namo

    namo Thread Starter

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    I have 3 outdoor Wifi AP with different frequency. It was OK until another few people connect many outdoor AP. Now the signal strength decrease and all wifi frequency 1-13 are taken. Is there away to decrease the interference from other Wifi signals.

    My AP has output of 400-1000mw and connected to antenna from 9-15dbi. Do you recommend a type of AP?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    There really is no good solution to overcrowding of the wireless spectrum. You could consider 802.11n that also uses the 5.8ghz spectrum, maybe you'll have better luck with that.
     
  3. namo

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    but the problem is that all users will need to change to Wireless-n. Is there mix of 2.4 and 5.8GHz so people who care can change the adapter. The problem that wireless-n is still expensive. My signals are WPA encrypted and other has no encrypt( they are using protected servers as Mikrotik so even if you connect, you will be asked for user name and password. I change from other provider to protect my network better)
     
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    Well, if you are trying to operate in a crowded 2.4ghz spectrum, you may have no real choice but to change something about your installation. :)
     
  5. namo

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    Will increasing the power of AP improve the situation?
    I have 4W Gsky AP http://www.gsky-link.com/downloads/PDFs/AP user manual_MsGTxSUL.pdf.
    But if I set the power higher than 25%, the internet become slow.

    I try to put the power at 100%; most users are connect it at 54Mbps but the internet speed become slow. When I drop the power to 10%, people connect at 1-11Mbps but the internet speed is good.
     
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    A situation like this is 99% trial-n-error as to what will help.
     
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