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crowded wireless networks

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crowded wireless networks

KYeung1701
Nowaday, wirelsss networks are setting up in everyhomes. Will these crowded networks interfere with each other?
Where I live, there are at least six networks with full signal strength around, two channel 1,two channel 6, one 8 and one 9. I setup my as channel 11 with WEP enable. Most of the time, I cannot connect to my network, sometime I do, I cannot get receiving signals (by pinging). I have to keep trying for half hours to two hours to finally get connected. Then connection drop from time to time.
Please advise. Thank
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Cactus Pete
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Other wireless networks aren't the only things that can cause interference. Try channel 3!

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mjd420nova
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My home is surrounded by at least a dozen setups, one on each channel and a dozen that are too weak to connect. I've had to place grounded foil strips near my WIFI antennas to block others out and reduce interference from a neighbor who has a "N" type router that knocks everyone of the air. Initially I had the router broadcast and got my wireless units setup and connected. Then I stopped the broadcast and setup MAC address filtering. I don't get anymore problems.

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KYeung1701
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Thank you for the helps. But the suggestion here is oppositive to the 10 myth about the wireless network I read on zdnet recently. It against changing the channel to anything except 1 6 and 11 because the overlap will corrupt the data.
disable the broadcast will increase the time to seach the network and will not help the connection.
Any idea?
Thank.