speed booster help

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jagboy, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i have a neighbor that is a jerk. because everytime he uses is speed booster wrt54gs router it basicly stops my network. i think that it blends channels together to get one big pipe, isnt that how speed booster works?anyway is there anything i can do. besides breaking his wep and spoofing his mac adress and loggin into his network and briking his router. i tried to talk to the guy but he does not switch his router.
  2. jac

    jac Network Guru Member

    Okay, are you sure it's another WRT54GS? The WRT54GS Speedbooster feature that Linksys bang on about utilises Broadcoms Afterburner technology which does NOT use channel bonding (i.e. using multiple channels). Channel bonding is a feature exhibited by routers using the Atheros-G chipset (i.e. Netgear Wireless G devices).

    If you take a look at the articles at the end of the links below, you'll find that it's a little unusual for two Afterburner 802.11g nodes to interfere with each other once the range between them gets above around 30 metres (NOTE: This is assuming stock firmware, antenna, power settings etc.)


    All things said however, you may be hitting a problem with same-channel interference. If he's using an Atheros-G equipped router then try channels 1 or 11 as the channel bonding feature of Atheros-G routers doesn't seem to afflict those channels. If he is using a WRT54GS
    then try changing channels anyway. If you try all of that and he's still knocking your network out, he may be running at a very high power level or there could be some other interference causing your problems.
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i am not 100% sure if it is a wrt54gs. but i will find out tonight when i brick it. :twisted:
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