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Old 07-18-2011, 05:41 PM
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Default Wireless intermittently disconnecting

My home wireless network is connected over WPA2 using a preshared key, and, according to the router's web interface (Conceptronic C54BRS4), uses channel 3, which , sometimes is changed due to conflicting disconnections from the wireless network, when, presumably, some of my neighbours switch on their wireless routers. The ESSID that I use is unique within my view of the operating system.

The pre-shared key reads as anaaaaaanaa, which is 11 digits long, although it is recommended to use a 13 digit passkey.
a is an alphanumeric character (a-z) all lowercase
n is a number (1-9); two numbers are keyed in
What are the probabilities of this passphrase being hacked? Is software or an excel formula available to check this out?

The other networks seem to have WPA2 security as well, however, is there some way of avoiding being disconnected "out of the blues"?

I work around this problem by logging to my wireless router, and, changing the channel when the operating system cannot connect to my wireless network within a few minutes, because it indicates that somehow a foreign network has intruded into my home network. This is inconvenient because it might interrupt current downloads, although they can usually be 'resumed', however this is not always the case.

Is it possible that someone is hacking into my wireless network? I think this is improbable, however is there some way of monitoring?

Do the channel numbers map to frequencies? What are they frequencies?
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:55 PM
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Set your laptops wireless connection and look for the strongest channels, then select one of your own as far off as possible.

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