In last week’s online newsletter, I wrote about subscriber Jody Bellinghausen’s wireless signal problem when using her laptop computer at home.
This week, long-time subscriber Janusz Lukasiak wrote to suggest a couple alternatives — and provided a link to a helpful article at microsoft.com.
are you aware of this Microsoft advisory note:
It mentions two possible trick missing from your article:
a) a wireless repeater
b) a different wireless channel
Thanks, Janusz. That article should be of help to anyone having problems with their wireless networking.
Shortly afterward, subscriber Mickey Christensen wrote to tell about another way Jody might be having the problems:
Just for your information about the wireless router. I have one on my business computer in my home office. My wife has a laptop in the kitchen two rooms away and it works fine until I use my wireless headphone set. The base for it is between my router and her laptop. She does not get a signal if I am actively using the phone.
Mickey brought up a problem that I had many years ago. I put my home wireless phone’s base station within two feet of my wireless router. That was back in the days where the 2.4 GHz phones were the best. Since I switched to 4.8 GHz phones, I haven’t had any problems, but I haven’t tried putting the base near the wireless router, either.