[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Wireless signals dropping

Posted on 2009-02-12
2
Medium Priority
?
565 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have 2 clients who live next door to each other. Both have cable from Cablevision for internet access. Both have brand new Linksys wireless routers. Both have kids upstairs with wireless cards in their PCs accessing the Linksys. Both are experiencing the same problem with internet connectivity being dropped frequently. The PCs that are in the parents office and have the cable modem and wireless router connected to them have no problems. In both houses, the kids' PCs are about 25-40 feet from the base computer.

Can anyone suggest a reason why this might be happening? Do the new Linksys Wireless routers have a problem? Could there be a radio or communications tower in the area that is causing interference?

Finally, how do I get around this problem without hard wiring the house?

thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:RSchierer
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
wantabe2 earned 2000 total points
ID: 23629115
Yes, interference is probably the issue.
Download NetStumbler at http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/
This program will show you what channel the routers are using. There could be other neighbors that have a wireless router or wireless access point. Make sure your neighbors routers are using channels 1, 6, or 11 because these are the oly non-overlapping channels in the 802.11G spectrum.
Another thing to check is to make sure they are not using any 2.4ghz cordless phones. Even is these phones are not in use, they can still cause intereference when the phone is off the base. Microwaves can also knock you off wireless.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:RSchierer
ID: 31546397
Very thorough response! Thank you!
0

Featured Post

 The Evil-ution of Network Security Threats

What are the hacks that forever changed the security industry? To answer that question, we created an exciting new eBook that takes you on a trip through hacking history. It explores the top hacks from the 80s to 2010s, why they mattered, and how the security industry responded.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Want to know how to use Exchange Server Eseutil command? Go through this article as it gives you the know-how.
Steps to fix “Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=1108)”.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.

872 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question