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Old 04-11-2007, 07:45 PM
Clive
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Default Manual or Auto channel setting?

I have a Netgear WNR854T using with a MAC on 'n' with a steady 144mb
connection.

Currently it is setup to auto select a channel. I've notice three other
Wlans that I can detect (secured ones).

Is there any benefit of manually selecting a channel, or best to leave
it on automatic. I also have a Digisender for my SKY box, but if I turn
this on it kills my wlan.

Thanks

Clive

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Old 04-11-2007, 09:04 PM
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Default Re: Manual or Auto channel setting?

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 18:45:12 GMT, Clive <clive@cs.com> wrote in
<Y0aTh.184$Ro3.60@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>:

>I have a Netgear WNR854T using with a MAC on 'n' with a steady 144mb
>connection.
>
>Currently it is setup to auto select a channel. I've notice three other
>Wlans that I can detect (secured ones).
>
>Is there any benefit of manually selecting a channel, or best to leave
>it on automatic. I also have a Digisender for my SKY box, but if I turn
>this on it kills my wlan.


I've found it best to put it on manual, and carefully test 1, 6, and 11
for the best results -- auto is all too often wrong.

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Old 04-14-2007, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Manual or Auto channel setting?

I'm not sure if that particular router changes the channels often or just
once, but I would heartily recommend manually selecting the best channel in
your area. After experimenting, I found that it is best to use channel 1, 6
or 11, whichever is less occupied. If all 3 are taken, the next best choice
is the one with the weakest neighboring signal. The vast majority of my
neighbors use channel 9 which interferes with both channel 6 & 11, so I
chose channel 1.


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"Clive" <clive@cs.com> wrote in message
news:Y0aTh.184$Ro3.60@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk.. .
>I have a Netgear WNR854T using with a MAC on 'n' with a steady 144mb
>connection.
>
> Currently it is setup to auto select a channel. I've notice three other
> Wlans that I can detect (secured ones).
>
> Is there any benefit of manually selecting a channel, or best to leave it
> on automatic. I also have a Digisender for my SKY box, but if I turn this
> on it kills my wlan.
>
> Thanks
>
> Clive




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