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Windows 7: My neighbor's router?

02 Dec 2009   #1

7 HP & ULT
 
 
My neighbor's router?

Hi all--

I have a problem and this isn't a Windows 7 problem(because Vista fixed it automatically), but the people here are so knowledgeable I thought I'd post here.

EVERY time Paul, my neighbor, either signs on to his router or cell phone(I'm not sure which), I get bumped off my internet connection while using my laptop. And with Windows 7, I now have to reset my router to reconnect.

What can I do to ignore his signal?

Thanks; sigh.

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02 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuentes View Post
Hi all--

I have a problem and this isn't a Windows 7 problem(because Vista fixed it automatically), but the people here are so knowledgeable I thought I'd post here.

EVERY time Paul, my neighbor, either signs on to his router or cell phone(I'm not sure which), I get bumped off my internet connection while using my laptop. And with Windows 7, I now have to reset my router to reconnect.

What can I do to ignore his signal?

Thanks; sigh.
Hi Fuentes and welcome


Easy, Change the channel the router is using. If you tell us what router we can give you some help. I have had to do it twice here.

Let us know

Ken J+
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03 Dec 2009   #3

7 HP & ULT
 
 

Hi Ken--
It's a Linksys WRT54G router. If I go into the router configuration, what do I need to change to correct the problem? I'm a little nervous in that particular area. All I have are a desktop and a laptop, and as far as I know, I only get bumped when using my laptop.
I was on channel 6 and have since changed it to channel 11.
Thanks Ken, thanks all.

EDIT: I realize it's only been a day or two, but thanks Ken, your suggestion seems to have cleared up the network confusion.
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06 Dec 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuentes View Post
Hi Ken--
It's a Linksys WRT54G router. If I go into the router configuration, what do I need to change to correct the problem? I'm a little nervous in that particular area. All I have are a desktop and a laptop, and as far as I know, I only get bumped when using my laptop.
I was on channel 6 and have since changed it to channel 11.
Thanks Ken, thanks all.

EDIT: I realize it's only been a day or two, but thanks Ken, your suggestion seems to have cleared up the network confusion.
Glad it worked. I was just coming back to check

Ken J+
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06 Dec 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Nice work Ken, I was wondering if those channels were good for anything, looks like they are there for a reason.
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12 Dec 2009   #6

7 HP & ULT
 
 

Update: Buddy Paul showed up again yesterday, even after switching to channel 11. This morning, I changed to channel 1, and guess what?
Bumped again!

Any other ideas?
As usual, thanks all.
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13 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Fuentes,

Are you saying that it is only your laptop that gets bumped off? What happens if you have both online at the same time?
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13 Dec 2009   #8

Window 7 Ultiamte 32bit
 
 

hey, if you dont want your neighbour to connect to your wireless connection anymore, then why dont just add password to the wireless connection
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13 Dec 2009   #9

7 HP & ULT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeykhor View Post
hey, if you dont want your neighbour to connect to your wireless connection anymore, then why dont just add password to the wireless connection
He isn't connecting to my bandwidth, just knocking me off mine.

Quote:
Dwarf wrote:Are you saying that it is only your laptop that gets bumped off? What happens if you have both online at the same time?
Just my laptop gets bumped Dwarf.
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13 Dec 2009   #10

 

Resite your router as far from your neighbours as possible, and if the problems don't stop at this point then try fitting a lower gain wifi antenna on your router (or turning down the Tx power both on the router and your WiFi cards) if channel switching, and attenuation, isn't curing the problems all alone.

Look carefully at your AP settings and your WiFi cards advanced parametres too.

If you still have no joy then speak to your neighbour and explain that the only resort left open to you is to complain to the authorities responsible for regulation of WiFi and other domestic emisions which cause interference.
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