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Windows 7: What if all the channels on the zone are not free?

02 Feb 2010   #1
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
What if all the channels on the zone are not free?

Hello guys, if this has been asked before please don't kick my $"#" i'm newbie.

I have a question regarding to gateway channels.
From this range [1-11] what if at least one gateway is using one channel in my neighbourhood (not true right now but who knows in the near future). Which channel should i use?



This is the map of my neighbourhood right now, im CHAFIRO.




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02 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well they say try not to use a channel within 6 from another in use. Personally, I don't think it is a big deal, but if you run into interference or other problems, change it.

Just don't use the channel you know to be in use.
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02 Feb 2010   #3
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A lot of interference today, i've been using this software for windows 7 inSSIDer and all my neighbourhood's connections have been dropped down at the same time during certain intervals during the day. I noticed that my old channel 11 was being used by other two persons too, right now im using channel 3 nobody is in that channel, i've been told that channel 11 is better, please comment, thanks.
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02 Feb 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What channel you are on makes very little difference, if any at all. The most important thing is avoiding interference.

I suppose at lower frequencies you might get better range and better signal around objects, but at the differences we are talking those are not even worth mentioning.

Concentrate on finding a free channel, and you will be set.
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02 Feb 2010   #5
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for your anwer Jonathan but what do you tell me about channels being overlapped?

How to chose the right WiFi channel
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02 Feb 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Go ahead and pick a channel as far away from a known used channel as you can. Chances are, you will not have any problems, but if you do, simply change the channel.
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02 Feb 2010   #7
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well that would be channel 1... however right now channel 3 is working fine, hope that doesn't change. thanks.
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02 Feb 2010   #8
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

My DSL/WLAN router has a feature where it will automatically find the emptiest channel and I'm pretty sure some other routers are the same, so I expect that it doesn't really matter as long as it is unused.
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03 Feb 2010   #9
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

BTW i downloaded this useful tool called wifi inspector.
Xirrus: Switching Without Wires - Advanced IT Wi-Fi Networking Tools
It allows me to see all my neighbours channels and to pick one that its not in use yet.
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09 Feb 2010   #10
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi people what if all the channels in my neighbourhood are in use? what can i do to avoid overlapping?

only 11 available channels for 30 houses....its a mess.
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