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I have cat 5e wired throughout the house terminating in the basement right beside the incoming internet cable modem. This would be a great place to put a Gigabit wireless N router, however, when I place the router in that area the wireless (N) portion of the router doesn't work that well. I believe its because I get interference from my neighbours wireless router (g) and that router is location above basement grade but about 10 feet from my router. In fact, whenever I do a wireless network search in windows my neighbours router shows stronger strength.

To solve the problem I placed my router in the middle of my house on the second floor. Now the wireless portion works great, but then I don't have access to my wired part of the network. I also had to put my ata router right behind the wireless router on the second floor. The best solution I think I could have would be to have 1 wired gigabit router in the basement to terminate the cat 5e cables and 1 wireless router in the middle of the house on the second floor, but I cannot find a wired gigabit router. Any solutions on how to fix this problem? Should I by two wireless routers and turn the wireless portion off on one of the routers? Or is there a way to improve the wireless N performance so that it works well.

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What wireless router do you have? – Dave M Dec 30 '09 at 20:47
Well I have had a number of them. They all experienced roughtly the same problem. (Linksys, DLink, and belnik). Right now I connected back my old Dlink Wireless G back in on the second floor since it was working the best. But I in the last round I was using the Linksys wrt310N. Also the ATA us a Linksys as well – Playing With Dec 30 '09 at 21:23

Can you change the channel of your Wireless? changing the number to a non overlapping channel number should allow both wireless routers to co-exist in peace!

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+1 Good idea. Have seen the channel issue many times. Quick survey will identify (netstumbler or similar) – Dave M Dec 30 '09 at 21:21
Actually, I went up and down the channels ... trying to find one that work best. Pain in the ass, since I have 4 laptops....but none of them really fixed the problem. I'm keep wondering why my neighbours keeps coming in stronger. It seems to be a linksys....g – Playing With Dec 30 '09 at 21:27
... You shouldn't need to make a single change on the laptop, you just need to set the channel on the router then the laptops should be able to connect. Looking at this chart, I would personally try channels 1, 6 and 13 as then you should be guaranteed one that does not interfere at all with a neighbour... of course, it is possible someone else has WIFI with the SSID hidden? :S just throwing a possibility! – William Hilsum Dec 30 '09 at 21:33
Okay, Just did a quick look at my neighbourhood. My Neighbour who is giving me the most problem is running a Linksys (bgn) on channel 1 with a speed of 130 (Strongest signal strenght) My other neighbour is is also using a Linksys (bgn) on Channel 11 with a speed of 130. (Less signal strength than me). So I'm wedged between two N networks one on channel 1 and the other on 11. Outside that I see at least 8 other networks mostly g but on various channels. (These all have less signal strength.) – Playing With Dec 30 '09 at 21:43
Most of the networks are on channels 1, 6, and 11. – Playing With Dec 30 '09 at 21:46

Linksys makes a wirelss N router Full specs are here WRT310N

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