Wireless networking question

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  1. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Is it possible for a nearby wireless network to overpower and slowdown another network?

    We have some new neighbors that have been moving in next door this week. Last night I noticed a new SSID in Airport that I hadn't seen before, which I assumed might be the new people. But ever since I noticed this new network, MY network's signal strength has been iffy. I used to have all four bars rock solid all the time, today it varies between 1 and 4 constantly and probably averages a 2.5.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. skywarp

    skywarp The extra Autobot

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    Yep, that is enterily possible. I try running a small app called istumbler. It will show you all the wireless networks in the area. Then make sure your network is not on a channel anyone else is using.

    That should fix it.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    ah yes, i had the same problem, switching channels worked for me.
     
  4. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Awesome, thanks guys!
     

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