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Topic # 90158 16-Sep-2011 00:25
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was advised by a technician regarding my tg585 modem to use a channel not in use.

problem is , I have no way of scanning my immediate area for which channels are being used already by wireless handsets and the like.

he further suggested that there is an Iphone application which does this nicely , and are eliminating all the channels that are in use , I maybe able to get better reception through-out the house on one that is not being occupied.

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  Reply # 521749 16-Sep-2011 06:32
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There aren't any - Apple banned them all. Try channels 1,6 and 11 as these are the only three channels that don't over lap.





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  Reply # 521757 16-Sep-2011 07:50
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Cheers thanks for your help , hopefully won't conflict with neighbors.

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  Reply # 521770 16-Sep-2011 08:33
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Borrow someones Android phone and use WIFI analyser app

Here is a link if it helps https://market.android.com/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&feature=search_result

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  Reply # 521773 16-Sep-2011 08:35
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Or just use your laptop, there are plenty of PC apps that do this.


In an urban environment 2.4GHz is very noisy these days. If you live in an apartment block it's pretty safe to say you will struggle to get really good performance these days.
   

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  Reply # 521777 16-Sep-2011 08:45
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If you have access to a WiFi laptop, then try a small bit of Windows freeware called WirelessNetView from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_view.html

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  Reply # 522083 16-Sep-2011 17:35
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Hey ! Thanks guys for the feedback...

I have a laptop and will test the methods above right now.

Iam sure that several if/not all will do the trick quite nicely.

cheers.

update: The Nirsoft one done the trick , much appreciated.



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