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Windows 7: My neighbor's router?

13 Dec 2009   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Do you have a Microwave -- if you do just switch it on - that will Bolllix his Wireless connection for a while.

Then try Channel 7 -- that one is usally good to switch to

Change Mode also to g only instead of g and b.

Mobile phone's 2Ghz transmissions can sometimes cause problems with 301b wireless.

To change -- pic enclosed -- Mine's a Netgear but most routers have similar menus.

If that STILL fails then complain to the Statutory authority -- I think most countries have rules in place about "Electronic Interference".

Cheers
jimbo




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13 Dec 2009   #12
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

How is your desktop connected to your router? If wired, try temporarily using a wired connection to your laptop and see what happens.

Do you have MAC Filtering enabled? See http://oregonstate.edu/resnet/guides/router_linksys.php
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13 Dec 2009   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi Dwarf
I can't see how this would actually help - since one can always DISABLE the Wireless setting in a Router -- so it won't pick up any stray transmissions.

Also I'd imagine (not trying to be facetious - but when stuff is written rather than spoken people can mis-interpret) that people sitting with a computer right next to their Router wouldn't be using Wireless (unless testing of course).

You might have your Router on the top floor or in an attic -- while (probably) using the computer on the Ground Floor.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Dec 2009   #14
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Is your wireless connection selecting his as a preferred signal and then getting bumped because his network is secure? Have you tried configuring your wireless network to use only preferred connections?
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14 Dec 2009   #15
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Is your wireless connection selecting his as a preferred signal and then getting bumped because his network is secure? Have you tried configuring your wireless network to use only preferred connections?
No, not at all...altho....his network is NOT secure (I thought of signing into HIS network and Googling all sorts of te**orist phrases) and IDK that I can do the preferred networks option...I DO have my router as a a preferred network...but he still keeps bumping me every time he signs on...
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15 Dec 2009   #16
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, shoot. Password protect your folders and use his connection!
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15 Dec 2009   #17
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Well, shoot. Password protect your folders and use his connection!
Sure...I'll cancel my cable and wait for him to sign on....
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16 Dec 2009   #18
misterbk

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuentes View Post
Sure...I'll cancel my cable and wait for him to sign on....
If you continue to get bumped off after changing channels, one of these is more likely the case:

1: Your neighbor's wireless SSID is the same as yours. When you connect, do you connect to a network called "Linksys" or "Netgear" or "DLink"? If so, change that to something personalized.

2: It doesn't make much sense to me that your neighbor's wireless router would ONLY interfere when he is using it. Your neighbor might be using a different wireless device, that he only turns on when he is at home, and you are assuming it is his wifi. Ask him if you can call him when your network goes out, to figure out what causes it. (Could be something like wireless speakers, wireless phone. My microwave likes to blow away my wireless signal when I turn it on.)

3: Network crosstalk is more likely to interfere with your connection if you use the default IP address range. I all but guarantee that your router and your neighbor's router are both using 192.168.1.1. If the routers ever see each other, one or the other (or both) could disable itself because of an IP Conflict. Here are some options for changing it:

192.168.(anything).xxx
10.(anything).(anything).xxx

(anything) is any number from 0 to 254. Do not use 255. Personally I don't like using 0 either, but that's just me.

More information on the ranges you can use here: Private network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Suggestion: 10.10.10.xxx

Here's what you do:
- change the router's IP to 10.10.10.1
- Leave the subnet as 255.255.255.0
- Apply the changes.

IMPORTANT: your computer will lose its connection to the internet and the router's web page at this point. Don't worry, you just need to make your computer get the new IP address and sign back on.

- Make your computers retrieve new IP addresses by unplugging the cable, by un-joining and re-joining the wireless, or using "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" at the command prompt. (Needs admin priveleges in Vista / 7... press Start, type 'cmd' in the search box, right-click the result and click "run as administrator".


In the command prompt, you can type "ipconfig" by itself to see your IP address. Don't worry about the big list of connections that don't have IP addresses. This does not need admin priveleges.


Network crosstalk should not be happening unless your wireless networks are using the same SSID and the same channel, so try changing the SSID first.



Another option, if your laptop supports it (fairly common but not guaranteed)... Switch to the 5ghz 802.11a. You'll probably need to get a new wireless access point or a new router for that, but it should help a lot with interference since it lives at 5ghz instead of 2.4ghz. Should even be safe against microwaves!

5ghz support is indicated by the 'a' - i.e. 802.11b/g/n are 2.4ghz, 802.11a is 5ghz.
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17 Dec 2009   #19
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

misterbk: Good post!
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14 Dec 2010   #20
Jamcu93

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

I have a problem similar to this.

About 2 months ago I moved house. At my old house everything was completely fine. But here at my new house I've got a problem. Me and my brother both use a wireless connection. He uses it for online gaming (Xbox 360) and I use it to just suft the web on my laptop.
We keep getting bumped off of the internet, sometimes just one of us gets bumped off of the internet, other times we both do (at the same time).

I called my ISP and they told me to change the router channel to 6, so I did. Today I've turned my laptop on, went to check my emails, go on YouTube and I was disconnected. I therefore tried a different channel, 13, and the same problem occured. I'm now using channel 1. I haven't had any disconnections as of yet using this channel, but it does usually take around 15-20 minutes for one or both of us to disconnect!

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!
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