Linksys WRT54GS 802.11b/g
New Thinkpad with built in 802.11A/B/G Wireless
Tivo with NetGear MA1111 802.11b
For several weeks now I get no reception in my house, not even 3 feet from my router. I tried differnt channels, 1-10 have zero chance of success. Channel 11 has about a 40% change of connecting and a 5% chance of staying connected longer than 10 minutes. I decided to start to investigate by putting my router in my car and my laptop and drive around the neighborhood. I figured out that as long as i am 300 feet from a certian house my setup works fine. Moving closer to this house kills my connection, even when router and laptop are 3 ft apart. The home owner has 2.4ghz cameras that have a reciever on his tv so he can check on his babies without having to run upstairs every time they make a sound. I asked if he could turn them off for 20 minutes. After testing, internet is perfect again, 20 minutes later he turns them back on and my internet dies. Our houses are only about 75 feet apart.
Will a differnt brand router help? I do have a ASUS P5W DH mobo that has built in access point. It doesn't seem any better than the wrt54gs.
I have a neighbor next door that has a Netgear b only router and he says his works fine. Of course i don't know his def of the word "fine", but i have to assume it is better than my network, as mine is impossible to connect.
Is there anything I can do? The card in my laptop is 11a Athros compatiable. Should i start looking for a Neatgear a/g router?
Just to let you know, his cameras appear to be box stock(we are nieghbors, when i discovered the problem i went over and looked at them, and he does not seem like the type that would even know how to do that.
the MIMO Chanel Bonding you speak of that would out power him.....exactly what would i need to do this? would i have to have a new AccessPoint/Router and a wireless laptop card? Or will the built in wireless of the laptop work just fine with this system?
I have had the hi gain antenna's for my system for about a year now, they are not doing enough to eliminate this problem.
you're computer still has the wireless AP though (through the P5W), use THAT to send to your tivo, cause really the tivo hardly needs a good connection unless you listen to the radio and all that other garbage on there and now you're all set and you didn't even have to spend more than say $20
btw, when i get back to the office on friday i'm going to flip through my radiation physics text and see if i can come up with some sort of material layering technique we could use that you could put outside your house to block his 2.4 ghz spectrum from entering yours, but i think you're pretty SOL on that if we use any legal (non-radiative) materials lol.