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by xxx6767 / August 9, 2013 12:48 AM PDT

Live in a condo & seriously think neighbors above me r continuously creating issues (believe them to be in tech). This a more than 8mos ongoing issue & have been able to resolve most issues only then 2 find another. My tablet which was my backup seems to have an issue getting an Internet Connection. Possible they r causing an interference from above? Notice radios or door open is when it occurs. Would a "spectrum analyzer" help me detect their interference & give me proof for the police should i need it? HELP!!!!

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Let's look at WiFi channels.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2013 12:54 AM PDT

Look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels and you see you get 2 channels for 802.11n and 4 for 802.11b/g. Since most folk use the 802.11n setting you are assured that there are issues with WiFi in apartments.

Fix? Replace your router and devices to use the less used 5GHz WiFi. Since you are in a small space, you can place your WiFi router in the room you need access in.
Bob

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WiFi Internet Connection
by xxx6767 / August 9, 2013 1:11 AM PDT

The router is in the room where I need access. I will give your suggestion a try. Thank you!

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That changes my answer a little.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2013 1:30 AM PDT

Be sure to set the SSID to a simple unique name. Simple as in all alphabet letters. No spaces or !@#$%^&*() characters.

Use WPA2 PSK AES (personal security) to keep folk off your connection. And try one channel then the other.
Bob

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WiFi Interface Resolution
by DavidChaze / September 3, 2013 2:27 AM PDT

The interference problem often cause by WiFi congestion, so all you need to do is just open your router setup in the browser. Go to the wireless LAN setup and change your WiFi broadcasting channel from 1-11/13. Lets say if your channel is being set to highest or lowest one the make it in reverse order to select a middle channel. In this way your WiFi congestion issue will be resolved. Thanks

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Sorry but we need to chat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2013 2:31 AM PDT

The advice is well meaning but as noted, there may be 1 or maybe 2 non-overlapping channels.

Can you update your posts?
Bob

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