Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Wireless PC Card loses signal


  • Please log in to reply

#1
cbyrne

cbyrne

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hello i know this may sound stupid but every time someone opens the front door in my office my wireless internet connection stops. I can only asume that when the door alarm contacts are broken when the door opens then my wireless signal must somehow route through this contact. Does anyone now if this is true and can someone tell me how i can resolve this.

I have a pc tower with a wireless pc card.


Many Thanks


Chris
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Dan

Dan

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,771 posts
Hey Chris -- welcome to G2G :)

That's not nearly as stupid as it may seem; wireless signals can be affected by many devices (phones, baby monitors, etc.) so it would not be unreasonable to assume that your alarm may also be affecting your signal.

There's really only two things you can do; one is to change the channel on which your router broadcasts and the other is to buy new hardware which uses different frequencies. Since changing the channel doesn't cost any money and is a simple thing to do, we'll focus on that.

Basically, you need to login to your router's web interface, navigate to the Wireless section and look for a "Wireless Broadcast Channel" or "Broadcast" or "Wireless Channel" or any similarly-named property (it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer). Once you have found that, change the channel to a different channel. Channels 1, 6 and 11 would be good channels to test on. Simply change the channel and then test if the issue still occurs. If it does, try a different channel.

If you do not know how to login to your router's web interface, please post the make and model and we will attempt to walk you through it.

- Dan
  • 0

#3
cbyrne

cbyrne

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Thanks Dan i will give it a try, let you know if it works.

Kind Regards

Chris
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP