| | Re: wireless regular loses connectivity
John Navas <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Make sure your own SSID is _unique_ (different from anyone else in the
> world, especially your neighbors).
I believe my ssid is unique in the world, given that it is a rather
odd one. The ssid's I see for my neighbors are distinct both from mine
and each other.
> They may nonetheless cause problems! Likewise the many other sources of
> 2.4 GHz interference (e.g., microwave ovens).
I'm pretty certain that no one was using neither the microwave nor the
phones in our house at the times I was experiencing problems. Now,
would the phones, even when not in use, send out some sort of
broadcast message. The regularity of the lossages suggest some sort
of automatic and timed event. Like someone sending out a "I'm here"
> What are the _exact_ symptoms? Does the icon in the System Tray change?
> I have no idea what you mean by "gets lost" and "lose connectivity".
The exact symptoms are a loss of VPN connectivity. I don't recall any
icons in the system tray changing. However, some percentage of time,
when the problem "fixes itself", I get one of those "balloon boxes" in
the system tray that says, "Connected to <ssid>, strength: excellent".
> Sounds like weak signal and/or interference. You may need better
> (directional) antennas -- wireless signals have trouble penetrating
> walls, floors and ceilings.
I doubt weak signal, since I was within 1-3 meters from the router
(i.e. in the same 9x12 room, close enough for a medium length cat5
cable to reach) the last time I was experiencing the problem, and
after reconnecting, the stats show: signal strength excellent (and the
maximum "4 bars").
Interference I can't rule out. I have no idea the source though, nor
how to track it down. I also feel like it could be some kind of
collision/packet overload problem. That seems real likely to me.
However, I have no clue how to track that down either.
Thanks for response,