[amsat-bb] Re: "Birdies" from Linksys Wireless router
kb2m at comcast.net
Wed May 7 04:49:52 PDT 2008
On the other hand I had a problem with a wired Netgear hub. If I remember
correctly the birdie was S9, and around 145.800 or right on the ISS Mir d/l.
I had to unplug the wall wart from the hub to power it off, to work that
frequency. It was the hub, not the power supply, or Ethernet cat5 cable.
When I switched over to a hybrid (wired and 2.4 gig RF) Linksys router I was
able to eliminate the wired hub that was causing the problem. I work AO51
L/S no problem. I still run wire to my main computer and also downstairs in
my house as it is much faster than the Wireless G. How much faster?
According to Speakeasy speed test, wired 28212/2696 kbps, best rf (6 feet
away)10094/2646 kbps. BitTorrent notices a big difference!
I also tried several different hubs, from different manufactures, all
three of them had the same birdie, the problem went away when I went
wireless. Go figure...
73 Jeff kb2m
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 7:31 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: "Birdies" from Linksys Wireless router
> If they ever get around to using it, there is also a nice birdie on
> My solution is to use ferrites on both the power and Ethernet cables from
> the router, and also use the mast mounted preamp. That is far enough away
> that the downlink swamps the birdie. Since most of the noise goes away
> you unplug the Ethernet cable to the desktop, I have been considering
> switching that to RF as well, as I have an unused PCI card handy.
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