[amsat-bb] Re: Linksys routers and 2M "birdies"
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 4 21:15:30 PST 2009
Not channel 1; head for channel 11! Channel 1 is inside the satellite subband.
But, be aware that some devices default to channel 10, for some odd reason I've never made sense of. In that case, you'll have to go to a low channel. It's much worse to be off by one channel than to be on the same one. If you're on the same channel (and configured properly), each device should cooperate and share the bandwidth. If you're off by one or two channels, you'll just be QRMing each other.
> From: w4as at bellsouth.net
> To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 19:23:49 -0500
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Linksys routers and 2M "birdies"
> 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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