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Anyone have this problem? Or know the solution?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by gbean, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. gbean

    gbean LI Guru Member

    I have a WRE54G extender on my network, and whenever I run the microwave in the Kitchen fo rmore than 30 seconds, it disconnects the extender for mthe network.
    Unplugging it and rebooting reconnects it everytime, but what gives?
    Would switching to a different channel help? (Currently on CH 6.)
  2. Fast_Eddy

    Fast_Eddy LI Guru Member

    I hate to break the news but wireless networks use the same frequency as
    microwave ovens, and 2.4GHz cordless phones. So you're really out of options in the wireless spectrum, unless you can find older 802.11a equipment. It uses 5.8GHz.
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    All of the above is correct, however there are still plenty of things you can try. Different channels for one, or repostion your router and or extender. I used to have a 2.4 phone that would drop my connection everytime the phone was in use, once i moved the phone so it was not between the router and my laptop it cleared most of it up. But if you move stuff around and still have the problem you may need to get other equipment or use 3rd party firmware if available to boost the signal.

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