[amsat-bb] Re: Linksys routers and 2M "birdies"

Sebastian w4as at bellsouth.net
Wed Feb 4 16:23:49 PST 2009

Well for one thing, in stateside, it's usually against the rules of  
the ISP to share a connection with your neighbors.

However, I disagree with Jeff about increasing the power.

Jeff you should instead check to see which channels the other wireless  
networks are set at, and then move your channel far away.  I've found  
most wireless routers use channel 6 as a default.  It's usually a good  
idea to move to channel 1.  Note that the frequency range of each  
channel actually includes part of the other channel(s); so you usually  
want to move up or down 3 channels from your neighbors if possible.

73 de W4AS

On Feb 4, 2009, at 5:27 PM, Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 16:53 -0500, jeff kb2m wrote:
>> firmware to extend it's range, if needed. I will need this feature  
>> at my
>> girlfriends house where she has a lot of neighbors competing for the
>> wireless channels. I just bought one for her place for $46 at Wal- 
>> Mart
>> today. When I get it installed , if needed, she will have a big  
>> signal.
> I've never understood this.  Why not just split in for a fat, fat
> connection and then use *proper* wireless to share it out across a few
> houses?
> Gordon
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