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Old July 15th 17, 10:49 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Swapping DSL routers

"Graham J" wrote in message
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unreasonable expectations for the area that the WiFi signal will cover,
and maintaining proper documentation.


The customer with the separate modem and TalkTalk router (mentioned earlier
int he thread) had very poor wireless coverage: a PC about 3 m away along
the landing got a signal strength of between 3/5 and 1/5 bars, and
occasionally showed no connection (ie a star overlaid on the 5-bar icon).

It turned out that the router was set to auto-channel, and was choosing a
stupid channel that was occupied by several fairly strong neighbouring
networks, whereas another (non-overlapping) channel had a much weaker
neighbouring network. I hard-coded the router to this second channel and
things improved dramatically.

How often does a router with auto-channel change channels if it finds new
networks which weren't there previously?