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Old Tuesday 26th December 2006, 19:29   #1
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Wireless Router Problem

I have a wireless router with my desktop hard wired to the router and my Laptop running wireless. I have been using this set-up for several months and it work ok BUT some times the laptop is very slow in picking up the network/router. I always use the laptop in the same position in the house - sometimes it picks up the network right away and other times it can take 5 minutes or more before it see's the nework. Can anyone throw any light on the problem.
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Old Tuesday 26th December 2006, 23:04   #2
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Could just be temperamental, but you could try changing which channel the router broadcasts on (it will be in the router control panel). Channels are numbered 1-11 or 1-13. Changing can help, especially if there is interference from neighbour's routers etc.
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Old Wednesday 27th December 2006, 06:34   #3
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Hi Roy-- I had the same problem with my wireless router. I read that cordless home telephones and other devices broadcast at 2.4ghz, same as a 2.11g standard wireless router, causing interference. I've heard cell phones affect as well; my cell phone would cut out and get crappy in my office near the router, leaving the room cured it (usually).

A wireless access point is relatively inexpensive if you can hard-wire one from your router-- that'd do wonders. Someone even said sun-spots can affect wireless connectivity... (I was sick the day they covered that in school though...!)
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Old Sunday 31st December 2006, 15:59   #4
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Problem now solved - turned out to be a duff router. Got a no hassle replacement at PC world and am now back up and running.
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