crowded wireless networks

By 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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Try another channel

by Cactus Pete In reply to crowded wireless networks

Other wireless networks aren't the only things that can cause interference. Try channel 3!

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Multiple WIFI broadcasters

by mjd420nova In reply to crowded wireless networks

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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what about the wifi myth?

by KYeung1701 In reply to Multiple WIFI broadcaster ...

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?

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