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September 15, 2010 3:32:28 AM

Hello,
We live in an apartment complex. My wife and I were able to take our laptops to any place in the apartment and we could access the internet. Several new renters moved in and we can no longer use our laptops except in the room where the router is locatedand sitting three feet from our router. Someone said we could possibly be sharing the same channel or one close to someone else's, and they said we might need to change channels. How do we do this?

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 15, 2010 2:40:05 PM

You should try to optimise your reception and avoid interference.

1) raise the router above furniture level
2) Experiment with channels (some will work better or worse depending on your environment)
3) If you can detect strong neighbouring wifi, use a channel 5 stops away from strongest.
4) Relocate cordless phone base or video sender etc.
5) Be prepared to move the computer (or at least turn it so your body is not between the router signal and the wireless adapter's antenna.
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September 15, 2010 6:04:50 PM

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You should try to optimise your reception and avoid interference.

1) raise the router above furniture level
2) Experiment with channels (some will work better or worse depending on your environment)
3) If you can detect strong neighbouring wifi, use a channel 5 stops away from strongest.
4) Relocate cordless phone base or video sender etc.
5) Be prepared to move the computer (or at least turn it so your body is not between the router signal and the wireless adapter's antenna.



Please explain how to change channel numers.
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 15, 2010 7:49:51 PM

Connect the computer to the router with an ethernet cable.

See the literature which came with your router for how to access the user setup screens in the router. This is done by addressing the router via your internet browser using the IP address of the router (perhaps the IP address you put as your thread title above but the default address for a router is often 192.168.0.1)

Before you can gain admission to the router's user setup screens you will have to supply a User Name which will be admin and there will be a Password sometimes admin, sometimes password. The literature for your router should explain all this but you could also download the full manual for the router from the makler's website.
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