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21st December 2010, 04:49 PM #16
Trouble is those numbers are the ones that are quite busy, hence having a stab at 9. 13 is empty but need to check if old laptop would connect to it and daughters Ipod would recognise it. If they do I may go for that, and a new AP looks to be on the horizon too.
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21st December 2010, 07:23 PM #17
Why not switch to MIMo (40Mhz) and use all of the channels....
Or switch to one of the Ubiquiti devices, strap on a 12db antenna and uncheck the "adhere to local regulations" The 10 watts of ERP should make most of the 2.4ghz spectrum in your immediate location yours..... you won't be very popular though but there is every chance you could use your own wifi from the Pub half a mile away.
Then there's always the power line option.
Last edited by m25man; 21st December 2010 at 09:26 PM.
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26th December 2010, 07:23 PM #18
After looking around and various reviews still not sure what to replace my Linksys with? Anyone know of a good dual band adsl wireless router, needs to work with win7, looking about the £70 to £90 region.
27th December 2010, 03:41 PM #19
Well would you Adam and Eve it! Plumped for CH9, then that became busy, so went to CH1 OK till all the kids around here got wi-fi at christmas now its as busy and anything, so ended up on CH13, all equipment seem to be OK connecting. Hope it stays that way, due to it not being a bit of a standard on here in the UK.
27th December 2010, 08:24 PM #20
@TechSupp: Ch11 and Ch13 will conflict a little still but you will be further from Ch6. The prob with Ch9 is that it is slap bang in the middle of the interference from Ch6 AND Ch11!
The only way you can really win is to go for 802.11a or to get your neighbours to turn their power settings down.
I have a 3COM and a Cisco AP - both have dual radio and both cost me less than £30 on good old Fleabay.
27th December 2010, 09:11 PM #21
I'm going to have to send my sister back to uni with my Ruckus kit that I have at home I think to try and murder off the competition, blasted students and wireless!!! I don't fancy buying her fancy new APs and cards for her new netbook.
Originally Posted by Ric_
28th December 2010, 11:38 AM #22
That the other answer we all get ruckus at home!! Can it be edugeek branded firmware and box!!
28th December 2010, 02:18 PM #23
Even 802.11a is not safe anymore as the same bands can be used by 802.11n which is becoming more prevelent. I think that the best idea as others have suggested is to get the dual band 11n gear that gives you the maximum amount of channels to choose from and sign a wireless non-agression pact with your neighbors.
Originally Posted by Ric_
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28th December 2010, 03:05 PM #24
This might sound silly but can you set it to Auto?
28th December 2010, 07:37 PM #25
I'm sure Mark at Net Ctrl could organise that for us if enough people put the money up! Ruckus did however licence some antenna technology to Netgear in the past, although I did read somewhere abit of a legal strangle over the licence and stealing of ideas etc (the common thing in the IT world). The ones that had the Ruckus Technology in are the ones with the dome in the middle of the units and the LEDs under it. If you were to pull it apart you would see something fairly familar in design to the Ruckus so I believe.
Originally Posted by nicholab
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28th December 2010, 08:22 PM #26
I have a DreyTek Router at Home, and the new one's come with a Tool Built in that scans for AP's in near surroundings and tells you what channel it would recommend you use pretty handy
31st December 2010, 10:04 AM #27
Plenty of options for Ruckus in the home if anyone is seriously interested :-) :-) :-)
31st December 2010, 11:08 AM #28
Suppose it would come down to what cost?
31st December 2010, 11:14 AM #29
There are many models of AP's on offer from Ruckus which can be used I will look at the best options and see what they suggest, there is no point in offering a duel band dome ap as most people would bolt at the price for the home, however the clip devices or 7300 model may be a good suggestion.
Let me have a chat with them next week when they are all back in the land of living after the festive season and see if we can get a buying agreement for the home market.
How many other people would be interested?
31st December 2010, 11:20 AM #30
Interested depending on price as its for home and pockets are not deep! Especially after Christmas!
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