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Has the automatic wireless channel been working for u?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Kiwi8, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Has the automatic wireless channel been working for u? Is it good?
     
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I commented only today, after my first use of it, that it placed my AP on channel 1, which already had 3 strong AP's on it. It did not use channel 11, for example, which had only one weak AP. Anyone else?
     
  3. Dashiell

    Dashiell Network Guru Member

    It does seem to favor channel 1 every time... Channel 3 here has no APs and has historically been the strongest to use in my house...
     
  4. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

    I use channel 13, it's always been my lucky number, especially on fridays (no, i am not kidding you). :)
    I'm prolly gonna test Victek's mod on the next test build.
     
  5. mrap

    mrap Addicted to LI Member

    It has selected Channel 1, which is the best channel for my location.
     
  6. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Let's say it has chosen a channel. When will it choose another channel again?
     
  7. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Btw I find that this feature is very unstable.

    For example, I use this for my 2 routers connected via WDS. Although in the beginning they settled on a channel, after a while it wasn't connected anymore.
     
  8. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    I find it fairly useless. It placed my router on channel 6, which already has 5-6 other AP's on it. I normally use channel 10 with no problems.
     
  9. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Strongly recommended to fix a channel when you play WDS ... the association is made by MAC .. but the radio noise could be different on each place, so, I expect problem for sure. Mine is mainly at channel one but if I switch ON another router closer then shifts to channel 6 and 11 .. I think it follows ETSI recommendation ..
     
  10. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Seems to be working fine here. Mostly changes between 1 and 11. I have not seen it switch to 6 yet.
     
  11. yoda

    yoda Addicted to LI Member

    Brillant idea, makes it easy to setup
    In my block there is 5 ap in one channel..
    I was one of them now I'm tomato
     

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