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ptbarnett

join:2002-09-30
Lewisville, TX

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reply to PapaMidnight

Re: 5gz

said by PapaMidnight:

And they all default to 1, 6, or 11; even when they're on auto.

There's a good reason for that. That is the most common set of non-overlapping channels. The rest of the channel have slightly different center frequencies, but they overlap each other.

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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2

...but having two routers dead-set on channel six is not preferable to having those routers offset.


meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT

said by iansltx:

...but having two routers dead-set on channel six is not preferable to having those routers offset.

Yes, yes it is...


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1

Most newer routers aren't dead-set on channel six, you can switch the band through the web interface, and many routers now dynamically choose 1,6 or 11 based on the AP's they detect around them.
putting an ap on any other channels is worse than adding another router as on channel 4 that AP will cause interference with router using channel 1 or 6. Instead of just affecting routers using one channel 1,6 or 11 which enables the most AP's to function.

In my opinion consumer routers should only provide 1,6 or 11 channel options.


meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT

In my opinion they should only provide 1, 5, and 9 as channel options BUT the problem would be legacy 1-6-11 deployments. Channel 13 would be on Euro routers.

Regardless, 2,3,4,7,8,10, and 12 should just be removed. There's NEVER a reason to use those - ever.