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Router issue

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Last response: in Networking
July 13, 2009 10:58:21 PM

I recently bought a Sitecom WL-176 Router. After a quick and easy install I started to get some major problems.

Around the Router I have no problem connecting to it and browsing the web. However if I would move 10 to 15 meters (30/50ft) away from the router I loose all connection and cannot establish it anymore.

Both my Neighbours have Wireless Routers, so this might be the problem, but how I solve this?

Also interesting: If I move it in front of the door opening I get a better connection than when I put it on the shelf (the distance is 30 cm/11 inches).

Any suggestions?

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July 13, 2009 11:50:09 PM

Try NetStumbler or Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector utility to check
the airwaves and select an unused channel for your use.

The utility can also give you info about your signal strength.
July 14, 2009 8:55:30 AM

I din't quite understand Netstumbler so I installed Xirrus and took a walk around the house ;) 

I found out that there are 2 networks around. An n network on channel 1 and a g network on channel 6. I changed mine to channel 2.

Something else I noticed was that the n network works at 2,412 GHz while mine works on 2,417 GHz. Shouldn't an n network work on something like 5 GHz?

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July 14, 2009 11:26:30 AM

I found this in Linksys forums.

802.11a - 5 GHz frequency
802.11g - 2.4 GHz frequency
802.11n - 2.4 GHz frequency + 20 MHz(standard) and 40 MHz(wide) bands for better range and speed
***802.11n can also operate using 5 GHz frequency if you have a dual band router
***802.11n wide range and better speed can only be utilized if you use a matching N adapter
July 14, 2009 6:43:40 PM

So it is possible that the n router is jamming mine?
July 14, 2009 9:52:34 PM

It could be causing some interference, but not likely.
The best channels to use are 1,6,11.
You might try switching to 11.
July 14, 2009 10:03:43 PM

I tried the other channels and they have the same result
July 30, 2010 12:32:17 PM

You may want to determine what else in your house is causing interference. Your landline phone's cordless system may work on 2.4. Your microwave when it is on may cause some interference. The may be some other piece of electrical equipment or possibly the way your building was constructed may be blocking signals. Or it might even be something in your computer system. If your neighbors' signals are strong enough ask if you can use their network to test your computer's connectivity.