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Does it matter what channel a Wi-Fi router uses?

Not considering interference by other devices, does it matter whether you set your Wi-Fi router to a lower or higher channel of the 2.4 GHz band? Is the range the same?
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Wifi signal goes low while connecting to my WiFi Hostspot?

I run a WiFi hotspot from my Windows 8.1 PC (Windows 10 Technical preview from last few days). When I try to connect from my android, the signal strength goes low and then results in authentication ...
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Reducing wireless hotspot signal strength

I want to decrease the signal strength of my wireless card (to minimize interference, among other factors), so I tried the following command: iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1 Running iwconfig again ...
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The Reception sensitivity of a wifi repeater is: “ 270m: -68dBm at 10% per” , what the meaning of these numbers?

I want to get a WiFi repeater so I looked for its specification on the internet .. I want it to have a wide range. Here is the specification of Reception sensitivity: 270m: -68dBm at 10% per 130m: -...
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ubuntu wireless signal low on my pc

I have 2 computers both with Ubuntu. With both of them I connect to a WIFI router. The problem is that with one of them the wifi signal seems to be lower, i.e. it looks like the receiver of one ...
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Why do I see an orange star in the tray even when I'm not connected to a VPN?

I think I've encountered a bug when connected to Wi-Fi and having a VPN connection set up. Instead of the Wi-Fi signal I see an orange star, even though I am not connected to the VPN: And it ...
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Wifi Neighbor Triangulation

Is it possible to discover signal strength between two devices that are connected to the same network? Devices    A. Cell Phone WiFi    B. WiFi enabled device  &...
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Good SNR, poor Wifi performance

My Atheros-based wifi router has a really good SNR (usually above +20, also because I am just a few meters away from it) but very poor performance. Most of the time ping is awful (see end of post), ...
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Fine-grained WiFi Tx Signal Strength control on a accesspoint

I'm trying to reduce TX power on an AP in order to minimize area in which devices can connect to the AP. I've tried to do this by iwconfig command such as iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1mw but it didn't work ...
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Looking for a well designed USB 3.0 (active) extension cable

My Host is USB 3.0 I have a 2.0 (bus powered) device. Are 2.0/3.0 hybrid hubs used inside the active boosted female end of extension cables ? Or do most manufacturers just stick separate 2.0 and 3.0 ...
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Why does my wifi speed slow dramatically when more than one person uses it?

Whenever both my roommate and I use the wifi in a certain room in our apartment, it slows dramatically for me. It doesn't slow for him. If he uses it in another room, it's fine; if I use it in another ...
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Highest long range wifi g/n connection?

The IT shop at the shopping mall as a public wifi connection that I maybe connect to at my house almost 1 street near (really near) ... My laptops could not find the connection but I expect that a ...