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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to Darknessfall

Re: 5 Ghz Doesn't Seem to Need More Channels :)?

Why are all those people using channel 11? Are they stupid? I bet their connections suck which they promptly blame on their ISP instead of themselves.


Darknessfall
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join:2012-08-17
kudos:3
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Comcast

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Lol I asked the same thing in a thread a month or so ago on this website. Most of them are 2wire U-verse gateways :P! Channel 1 is actually the clearest out of them all.

For your enjoyment with not holding my adapter up in the air:


AggieDan

@xo.net

The AT&T U-Verse gateways don't look around to see how congested the bands are and instead default. You have to manually change the channel. Luckily for me, none of my neighbours seem to have this figured this out, leaving me the opportunity to set my APs on different channels with less interference.


Darknessfall
Premium
join:2012-08-17
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Both of my gateways that I received from AT&T had "Auto" for channel as the default.(3800/3801)


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to 88615298

I have traditionally seen channel 6 as the most, and 1 as the best. And then there's a few idiots on like 4 and 7, making only 2 usable (although one time in a dorm with horrendous interference, I found something like 3 or 4 to be the only thing that was remotely usable, as it partially fit in between 1 and 6).


xur17

join:2003-03-26
Cincinnati, OH
reply to AggieDan

I live in an apartment by my college, all of my neighbors except for 1 are on channel 11. I have no complaints though, as it leaves me 1 free non-overlapping channel, and 1 lightly used channel.


ssavoy
Premium
join:2007-08-16
Dallas, PA
Reviews:
·Anveo
reply to BiggA

I hate this. I'm forced to use channel 9 because 1, 6, and 11 are completely saturated. One neighbour runs two access points on two separate channels with 40MHz bandwidth and another uses channel 4. My LAN speeds over Wireless N rarely go past 20mbps on most channels. I get 30mbps on channel 9.

Another AP popped up last week on channel 7. I think 802.11ac will be my saving grace. I keep putting more devices on my wired network every week.



antdude
A Ninja Ant
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join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to 88615298

said by 88615298:

Why are all those people using channel 11? Are they stupid? I bet their connections suck which they promptly blame on their ISP instead of themselves.

Not everyone is an expert, but illiterates. They just set them up and be done. Do they care about security? Nope.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to ssavoy

You can also use dual-band N900, which works great.