[TriLUG] [Slightly OT] Wi-Fi Consultant?
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Wed May 25 16:54:12 EDT 2005
Yeah, it might be the SSID, but he would have to be being clobbered by
a LOT of network traffic from somewhere else to see this kind of
problem, at least that is what I have seen in the past.
It almost sounds like the NAT table in whatever unit is plugged
straight into the cable modem is not happy. I've seen everything from
inverse MAC to IP mappings to just plain poor quality software on the
low-end hardware that can cause these problems.
On 5/25/05, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org> wrote:
> > Side story: I've been out to his house trying to get this to work like 5
> > or 6 times. About two weeks ago, I thought maybe it was cordless phone
> > interference. So I asked him if he had cordless phones. Turns out he
> > has SIX! So he went out & bought new 5.8GHz phones and he says that
> > helped for a bit, but now the problem (whatever it is) is back.
> Make sure that your SSID and channel are unique. I have seen some
> flaky wireless behavior at my dad's house. It turns out that he has
> two neighbors that each use the default SSID and channel number for
> Linksys routers. I tried to hop onto one neighbor's network. But
> since his house is in between the two neighbors, I think I was getting
> some crazy collisions.
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