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Router problems on wireless but not wired

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March 4, 2011 4:56:35 AM

Hey guys I've been having a problem with my router. I have a Linksys WRT54GL. When I am connected to the router wired I don't have any problems. But when I connect to it wirelessly i have latency issues and packet loss. Its not constant but randomly I will get horrible ping and sometimes lost packets. Here is an example of pinging the router wirelessly.

Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=14ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=3ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=5ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=2ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=12ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=15ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=22ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=2ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=3ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=4ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=38ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=25ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=2ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=3ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=12ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=4ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=4ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=22ms
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=28ms

Now this was just pinging to the router but sometimes it will go a minute or two without a problem to suddenly its horrible. Now the only thing i could thing of doing was changing the frequency but on every frequency I had the same problem, and i have no other wireless devices in my apartment.
March 4, 2011 11:39:57 AM

Hmm, the word "apartment" got my attention. You may not have other wireless devices in YOUR apartment, but you have neighbors, and they probably have wireless routers and other wireless devices competing for the 2.4GHz freq (cordless phones, microwave ovens, radio controlled toys, etc.). Whenever you're in a congested area, all bets are off. That's why many ppl in such circumstances switch to the 5GHz band.

Btw, how far is the wireless client from the wireless router? The farther away, the more you’ll be affected by interference. One way to combat that problem is to use a powerline solution to distribute your network access to different rooms and then locate wireless access points in those same rooms.

Or you might try using a more directional antenna, one that concentrates more of your wireless signal towards your wireless client in hopes of simply overpowering competing signals. Of course, that assumes your wireless client is relatively fixed. It’s not going to be good for roaming.

Anyway, it sure looks like an interference problem to me, esp. if you can bring it to a known “quieter” wireless location and the problem disappears.


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