I just moved into a new place which has quite a few wireless routers. I have found that there my laptop is able to connect from all the rooms however the connection will be very flaky for an hour or two and then things will start working again. My router supports 802.11G but my laptop only supports 802.11B. One of the other problems is that my laptop has a tenendcy to hop to other open access points and even not "see" my access point. Is there a way of fixing this?
I live in an apartment, and in the explosion of WiFi, i can usually detect up to 5 different routers. The result of this at times seems to be interference where some locations in my apartment never have connectivity to my router; despite only one thin wall and less than 20feet of distance between my laptop and my router. I have updated the router's firmware to the latest version, and have tried using different router channels to no effect.
I am using a Linksys WRT54GS router, and the laptop in question is an older (but still 802.11g) compaq 2200 series. When signal does reach the area in question, it is stong ( >36mbps ), so i believe interference is the issue.
Is there anything i can do to help alleviate this problem? I can single out the network which is causing the interfering, is there any way to selectively block that particular SSID? Any other suggestions?