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Wireless channel selection

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by andy71600, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. andy71600

    andy71600 Network Guru Member

    I am using the latest HyperWRT Firmware on two WRT54GS routers. I am running one of them in client mode acting as a bridge. Is there any way to use the router to find the channel with the least ammout of interference or other wireless networks?
  2. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member


    how did you setup your hyperWRT as a bridge?? I have been playing with the wl command in startup scripts to do this - what did you do??
  3. adamlasser

    adamlasser Guest

    Have you tried Network Stumbler - http://www.netstumbler.com ? I have found this app to be pretty good to locate other wireless signals nearby. It does not run on your router, but on you pc, and will show you the strength of other wireless signals around.
    Hope this helps.
  4. sillygoose

    sillygoose Network Guru Member

    Does netstumbler show non 802.11 signals? In other words if there is interference from say cordless phones, baby monitors, etc will it show that spectrum use?
  5. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    Netstumbler only shows SSID broadcasts from wireless access points.
  6. sillygoose

    sillygoose Network Guru Member

    Thanks, thats what I thought. Does anyone know of a good way to determine what the best channel to use is if the issue is not other 802.11 networks but instead other 2.4 GHz uses.

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