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Overlapping BSS Coexistence

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by dtango2010, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. dtango2010

    dtango2010 Reformed Router Member

    Hello all.
    I have dosen different APs nearby my flat.
    Even in my flat, I'm using two APs to get good coverage.
    The question is: What would be the best setting for "Overlapping BSS Coexistence" in my situation.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. mw333

    mw333 Networkin' Nut Member

    Is your area congested (flat)? If you are using two APs already in 20MHz mode, say CH1 and CH11 you are taking up ~2/3 of 2.4GHz. If you shift these to 40MHz mode it looks like you will try to commandeer all of 2.4GHz and you will probably interfere with yourself.

    Do you really need 40MHz mode? Are you a good neighbor? Do you have 5GHz?
  3. dtango2010

    dtango2010 Reformed Router Member

    Well, I use CH1 + CH11 in 20 MHz mode, but there are a lot of other APs around which use CH6 and even CH2, CH7 and some others.
    I wish I had 5Ghz, but unfortunately not.
    So, the question is still same - Overlapping BSS Coexistence - what is the best setting in my scenario ?
  4. mw333

    mw333 Networkin' Nut Member

    Opinion - 20 Mhz mode and keep Overlapping BSS Coexistence in the default off (do not need this mechanism in this mode). Consider getting 2x2:2 wireless-N adapters for your laptops to get better wireless speeds at a given distance from your AP.
  5. dtango2010

    dtango2010 Reformed Router Member

    Thank you !

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