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Is the D* Wireless CCK a type G or N device?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by allenn, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. dennisj00

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    The Auto selection makes up for the people that never go into the router to make a change. For years, Ch. 6 was the default and created a bottleneck on 6.

    If you set your router to a particular channel, the neighbors Auto settings will avoid your channel if the signal level is high enough to create a problem. In general, everyone set to Auto is much better than everyone defaulting to 6.
     
  2. allenn

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    I agree, but in my case, the Linksys router's Auto is automatic set to the channel which my neighbors are on. I put my router on channel 10, because none of the neighbors' wireless use this channel, ever. My signal strength is 90 to 95 percent. The houses are close to each other, and the neighbors closest to me have 25 to 40 percent signal strengths. I have removed all of the G devices in my house, and I have everything set to N only. The wireless CCk seems to work better than my Linksys Gaming Adapter which is closer to the main router. My guess is the WCCK's transmitter / receiver are better for 2.4 GHz. I would like to convert to 5 GHz in the future. Best wishes!
     
  3. BAHitman

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    a friend of mine went through the neighborhood changing everyone's router to fixed channels to avoid the automatic channel selection... his neighborhood is almost completeley on 1, 6, and 11. you would be surprised how many people never change the defaults on their routers...

    fortunately, I live in the stix and I have no neighbors close enough to be a problem for me...
     
  4. dennisj00

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    The first thing I do with a Linksys (or any brand) router is put dd-wrt firmware on it, so I don't have a lot of experience with the firmware out of the box.
     
  5. dexware

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    1, 6, or 11 are pretty much your choices. Picking something like 10 has you fighting traffic on 6 and 11.
     
  6. allenn

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    Ok, if 10 is a no, what channel would you suggest?

    One of my neighbors alternates between channel 6 and 11 which one depends on the channel my other neighbor is on. Both have high signal strength.
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    You should really find a way to look at the band.

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    As you can see here, even though there are others on the same channels, or near mine [the large one on the right], I'm well above their levels and they don't affect me at all.
     
  8. allenn

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    You are correct on looking at the band. I am going to borrow a laptop and install the utility 'inSSIDer' I downloaded.
     
  9. allenn

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    In case anyone is interested, the D* Wireless CCK will operate on A, B, G, and N networks at either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. The WCCK can detect WEP and WPA2 security. Personal keys cannot exceed 26 characters. The SSID can be broadcasted or not broadcasted. In any case, it will connect if the SSID is entered. Best wishes.
     
  10. P Smith

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    You did exhausted tests - thanks for reporting here.

    [I would add some tech info, but it would require to connect it to PC and open the box: chips, inside photos, etc]
     
  11. allenn

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    No matter what channel I select, every 2wire router near me jumps to the very same channel. I put my router on channel 10, because no one was on that channel. Now, just the 2wires are on channel 10. If I select channel 6 or 11, the closest neighbors jump to 6 or 11. What's a guy to do? I have been keeping a log of router, signal strength, and channels. The pattern becomes apparent after a few log entries. I am not a WiFi expert, but this is ridiculous. Is there a way to stop the neighbors from switching to my channel? Keep in mind, the neighbors' signal strength is around 25 to 40 percent. Thanks for the ideas. Best wishes!
     
  12. dennisj00

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    They've got their algorithm backwards / inverted!

    I'd probably go back to automatic and not worry about it!
     
  13. P Smith

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    I would increase power of your router to max and use more secure pass-phrase.
     
  14. allenn

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I have MAC filtering, so no one can get on my network unless their MAC address is in the router's MAC Filter table. Maybe I will put it back to AUTO.

    Best wishes!
     
  15. rccoleman

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    Or they spoof the MAC address. MAC address filtering isn't really security, just an inconvenience.
     
  16. allenn

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    How do they know what MAC addresses are in the filter?
     
  17. rccoleman

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    There's a veritable how-to here: http://www.devx.com/security/Article/34741/1954

    See the section that ends

     
  18. allenn

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    Just when I thought my network was safe. I guess there is no cyber protection. I doubt my neighbors are spoofing MAC addresses, but it is great information. Thanks for the info. Best wishes!
     

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