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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to arunsrgm)
How about the wifi channel?
How many other networks show up in the WiFi menu?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
I can see around 15 other networks in the neighborhood. How do I see the channel?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 7:01 AM (in response to arunsrgm)
For the network you are connected to, hold down the option key and select the WiFi menu. It will show what channel you are connected to.
If you download a program called iStumbler, you can view all the other network's channel setting.
If you are not using a 5Ghz WiFi network, you need to stay about 5 channels apart to avoid interference. If the signal is weak from one of those, it likely won't matter if it overlaps, but if it is strong, the interference could be causing the issue you see.
Most wireless access points come shipped on channel 6. So, if you can set yours to 1 or 11, that might help, unless everybody else around you is on that channel.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
Until last 5 minutes, the mac was not connecting to the network. It was detecting occasionally but when I try the password it would time out. But suddenly out of no where Im able to log into the network now. The details are
PHY Mode: 802.11g
Channel: 13 (2.4 GHz)
If I shut down now or put it to sleep, it wont detect the network when I light it up again... Is there any channel change I need to do now to fix the issue for good?
Appreciate your time!
Now I have installed iStumbler and it shows close to 50 wifi networks 20 of which are on channel 11 or 13 (same as mine) with frequency around 2400.
Is that the cause. If so, do you suggest I change my channel to, say 20 or something? How do I change the channel?
Message was edited by: arunsrgm
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to arunsrgm)
I don't think there is a 20, but 6 or 1 would suffice.