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Neighbour got Wifi, now I get frequent disconnects

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by vulcan4d, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. vulcan4d

    vulcan4d Network Guru Member

    I have a Linksys WRT54G with latest hypwerwrt firmware. Everything was fine until I noticed a week ago when I started getting frequent disconnections. Also my speed was jumping around, 48mbps or 36mbps, even though my signal strenght was in the 80-90% range. I was puzzled and then I noticed that my wifi usb adapter detects a wifi connection other than my own. At the most it shows 40% strength and many times it doesn't show up in the list of available networks, I have to rescan over and over so I guess it must be week. Must be someone in the neighbourhood. Until now I was the only one with a wifi connection and not a single drop out until now with my WRT54G. I'm pretty sure the other person has a Linksys aswell because once I saw the ssid as Linksys which is what the router reverts to when reset. We use different channels so I have no idea what's up, I'm on ch1 and the other is using ch6.

    Are there any settings that may be in conflict with the other persons router? Any tips?
  2. A-ONE

    A-ONE Network Guru Member

    i woulda said change channel, but your no on the same one. Try another one anyways though, just for kicks. See what happens.
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    this happened to me and was going on for a long time. i talked to my neighbor and didnt do anything so i justed bricked his router. :twisted:

    or maybe you could change you ssid or since you have hyperwrt set the transmit level higher or get some high gain antennas to blow his network out of the water. that is what i do to all of my neighbors!!! :twisted:
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    I woud change the SSID and delete the entry for "linksys" and make your network the perferred connection my placing it as the highest wireless network. There is a change order of perferred wireless connections in Windows XP WZC. Increasing the power has a downside of increasing the noise levels. If you have Netstumbler find out what channel your neighbor is on. If he is on six use one or eleven. Increasing the power needlessly will cause interference to everyone in area. You can try mounting your router higher and tilting the antennas on both the router and your wireless NIC if it has one. Putting directional antennas will help by increasing your apparent signal strength and decreasing your neighbors.
  5. Smoky

    Smoky Network Guru Member

    or use some sort of mac id filter to block his mac id or like one person said get some high gain antennas and blow him out the water :) this is who i got mine from http://www.fab-corp.com/ but im doing a ptp setup from my house to my brothers which is almost a mile apart and the router's only at 84mW with a 12 dBi antennas i get a almost perfect signal and i use to get some interference from other wifi networks so i just blocked there mac id's and it went away :)
  6. CowboyBob

    CowboyBob Network Guru Member

    I _just_ made a post about my clients falling off the wireless constantly.

    Already have th big antennae (8 dbi Airlink) and already set to channel 1 as my neighbors (I'M SURROUNDED BY WAPS!) are on channels 6, 10, 11, and 11, respectively.

    My problems didn't start, however, UNTIL I got the big anntennae and changed to channel 1. Maybe I should go back to Channel 11 and just smoke them out?

    I've heard about channel waveform overlap - in a business with 10 WAPs, for example, the recommended channels are not simply 1, 6, 11 - there's some more wave-form math that is performed - I don't remember the channel recommendations, but it's like 4, 6 and 10 or somesuch?

    Any advice on why I'm now falling off the network when I didn't used to would sure be appreciated. Right now the only one variable that I can truly point to is my HyperWRT firmware... :-(
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i say just blow everyone out of the water. i love doing tha.t i did hat 2 my neighbors and they came knocking on my door. then i turned it down fron 200mw to 100mw.
  8. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    just set up wds on his router and then steal his cable then he will encrypt it and voila you dont have to care about him anymore.
    get a 24db dish and the 500mw hawking amp and butn his stuff up.
    that is mean(try talking to him first)

    line your entire house on his side with tin foil as to block out the signals from it and martians.

  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    :twisted: if his network it not encypted you could always log into his router and upload some firmware. then about in the middle of the upgrade disconnect form his network this will brick his router
  10. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    LOL :lol:
  11. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    my neighobrs really dont like me
  12. CowboyBob

    CowboyBob Network Guru Member

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