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    Good idea is getting a channel scanner....WiFi on different channels won't cancel each other out, but if you are on the same channel its a nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Good idea is getting a channel scanner....WiFi on different channels won't cancel each other out, but if you are on the same channel its a nightmare.
    There is a setting on the hub to Auto which is meant to scan for the best channel etc but with all the BT home hubs, Plus Net router and a few other wireless networks which I am forever picking up I need something.

    Channel scanner as in software I can install on a windows machine or as in a bit of hardware I have to purchase or what exactly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    wireless issues on the superhub are a pita.
    Would tin foil help?

    lifehacker.com/296367/boost-your-wireless-signal-with-a-homemade-wifi-extender

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    The aerials are inside of the super hub and the wireless or firmware ( one of the two ) on the super hub is far from super.

    I can be sat right next to the super hub with my iphone or the HTC my better half has and it will keep giving me the error of unable to connect to SSID ( where SSID is the name of our wireless network which currently I have it set to iConnect )

    Press on the wireless name and it just gives the same error repeatdly. Connect the next day or an hour later and it takes a minute or two to connect , stays connected for about 20 mins and then drops it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Channel scanner as in software I can install on a Windows machine or as in a bit of hardware I have to purchase or what exactly?
    Since you have a Mac running Lion, try the built-in Wi-Fi Diagnostics Utility first.



    Other alternatives include KisMac, iStumbler, NetSpot and AirRadar. For Windows, there is inSSIDer. If you feel like spending money, you could get a Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer. The 802.11n versions range from $599-$999.
    Last edited by Arthur; 18th January 2012 at 08:14 PM.

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    Trying to avoid spending too much money so free is good

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    Wifi analyazier for android is free and seems ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I have heard of the wow patcher triggering this too.
    The WoW patcher can work P2P. [you can disable it.] Which is what they look for.

    Also, IIRC, online gaming and streaming videos also trigger it. They want you to buy the expensive internet... they don't want you to use it.

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    I am lucky too I think, wireless stuff works for me without any issue on my superhub, only problem I have had since I had it installed was that outage the other day, there is quite a few other wireless connections around me here but I don't get any problem, get more of a problem with phone signal.

    Its worth taking a look at websites like cableforum as well because theres plenty of stuff on there that can improve your service, like turning IP flood detection off on the hub.

    http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/12...questions.html - thats one such thread

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