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movieking 09-20-06 08:49 PM

Trouble With Wireless Connection
 
Lately, I've been having a lot of trouble with my wireless connection. I've got a desktop, a couple of laptops, and my 360 using wireless. Before, the cordless phone was never an issue, now everytime someone uses it, I get knocked off. Nothing has changed, AFAIK, but for some reason now, I am losing connection every time. Also, it seems to be randomly dropping off, something that it didn't do in the past. When it drops off, I can't even see my network in the available networks. I often end up having to reboot the router.

I am sure that this is not the first time it has been posted here, but my search didn't come up with anything that I could use. Is there a way to strengthen my signal and avoid getting booted off by the phone?

Thanks in advance.

fumanstan 09-20-06 09:11 PM

You could try changing the wireless channel of your router. There should be a setting in your router configuration.

VinVega 09-20-06 11:14 PM


Originally Posted by fumanstan
You could try changing the wireless channel of your router. There should be a setting in your router configuration.

Agreed. My wireless router works in the 2.4 GHZ range. A lot of cordless phones are in the 2+ GHZ range as well. The phone and the wireless might be sharing the same frequency. I wonder if there's any way to change the phone frequency also. Make them as far apart as possible.

movieking 09-21-06 07:25 AM

I actually did that, but it didn't work. Are there any channels in particular to try? I think that the default is 11 or 12, so I tried a couple of others with no luck. I'll keep going through them one by one if it helps solve this annoying problem.

Thanks

MrPink 09-21-06 07:34 AM

The default channel is usually 6. I would try 1. As for boosting the signal you can look for some high gain antenna's for it. Also you may want to see if there is a firmware update for the router.
Phones will typically auto-scan a channel or select one based upon the last number dialed . You could get some 5.8 or 900 phones and that would solve the problem as well.


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