said by Keoway:
NetStumbler, yes, it can sometimes be one's best friend when assessing what SSIDs/Channels are flying around in one's neighborhood. My apartment complex has several ADSL 2Wire boxes shipping signals around and a growing number of 2Wire VDSL RG's.
In my case, the 2Wire RG [set to "Auto"] automagically chose channel 11^
for its "home" channel and appears to have never strayed from 11, even across a couple reboots of the RG. One neighbor recently switched from ADSL to U-Verse and her RG appears to have opted for Channel 8.
For those with ADSL service, being served up by 2Wire boxes, and those with user-configured wireless AP's, Channel 6 is running amok!^
Channel 11 is what I had selected when my ADSL network consisted of an Alcatel STH modem and a Netgear 802.11g AP. I used NetStumbler's info and the 802.11 channel separation attributes when selecting 11 for my ADSL environment.
Thanks for the info. I have gone ahead and set mine back to Auto. It ended up choosing channel 11 as well. Will see if it stays there.