Quote: Originally Posted by bingefeller
I checked the other routers in the area and they are all using channel 1 and 6. I'm using 11 + 7. I'm still adament that this is a problem with Windows 7.
You have channel bonding enabled which causes you to crossover into the range of channel 6 because you are using both channels 11 and 7. Wireless channels use the bandwidth of the other channels around them.
You should try turning off channel bonding by changing to the 20Mhz setting rather that using the 40Mhz setting that you are using now. This can be done from your routers set up page.
Channel bonding usually only works well if the channels around you aren't being used and it also requires that you have a very strong signal or it actually can give you a weaker connection.