Somone is using the same channel as I'm using.. How can I prevent that ?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Malinowski Pawe³, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. Hello
    I've got the problem with wireless network .. commercial network whith is
    trying to turn my wireless net off ...
    now they are transmiting on my channel ..
    Is there any way to disturb they network so much that they will feel afraid
    ... and stop doing that to my ?

    Please give me any answer ...
    Malinowski Pawe³, Jan 26, 2005
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  2. And the answer is ... jail time! It is strictly illegal to attempt to
    jam other people's wireless networks. They may not be interferring with
    you on purpose, but a phone call to them *on a friendly basis* is much
    more likely to end up with everyone getting along without legal battles.
    How much trouble could it be for you to change channels?
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Jan 26, 2005
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  3. I should have checked your headers first, I was speaking of the
    situation here in the U.S., not familiar with your country's laws. But I
    have a feeling the laws will be similar.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Jan 26, 2005
  4. If you jam their frequency, you also jam your own. That doesn't work
    well. We have similar coordination problems:
    You might want to talk to them before you resort to jamming.
    Jeff Liebermann, Jan 26, 2005
  5. Malinowski Pawe³

    Gordon Guest

    The ironical thing here is that you are probably causing the same
    problems for them that they are causing for you. The first step
    in resolving this would be to talk with them and try to work
    something out. One of you will likely need to change channels.
    Gordon, Jan 26, 2005
  6. Well .. I've tried to talk .. but I was ignored .. the small company owned
    by extrealmy greedy person, who is not happy when some frequency is not his
    is my problem.

    It's hard to speak with him and it's impossible to convine him with a normal
    ways .. now he have one station only for destroyng my network purpose ...
    that's why I'm asking anyone for help with that in that way ....

    When he will understand my sentence: "You are not plaing fair .... shell I
    do the same to You ?" He will probobly give up with a war becouse he have
    230 people in his network ... he have got much to lose ...

    So now when You understand situation .... You see that it's my last chance

    Hope noone will ever have a problems like I have ..
    Malinowski Pawel, Jan 26, 2005
  7. Malinowski Pawe³

    Jerry Park Guest

    Do you not understand how to change the channel on your own AP? Seems
    like that would be better than arguing with someone else about their
    choice of channels.
    Jerry Park, Jan 26, 2005
  8. You dont understand .. almost every channel is ussed ... no and I cant
    disturb other network ...
    Malinowski Pawel, Jan 26, 2005
  9. Malinowski Pawe³

    Jerry Park Guest

    If they are using multiple channels (and with b&g networks, only three
    of the available channels are useful) then they probably have no option
    to change channels and you don't either. If your signal strength at your
    own location is insufficient to override theirs, then you have few options.

    Suggest you consider changing to an 802.11a network.
    Jerry Park, Jan 27, 2005
  10. Malinowski Pawe³

    TV Slug Guest

    If your computer shows that his signal strength is stronger than yours, it
    is possible that he is transmitting at a power level that is above the legal
    limit. You could contact whatever government agency regulates this kind of
    thing there and report it. That may even free up EVERY channel for you.
    TV Slug, Jan 27, 2005
  11. Malinowski Pawe³

    TV slug Guest

    Here are two more options I should have included.

    1) Tell him that you will shut down your access point (giving him a cleaner
    signal) in exchange for free access to his access point.

    2) If your access point and PC network card allow it, change your "region"
    to Australia or Japan. Australia allows for 13 channels, and Japan allows
    for 14. Pick the highest channel number you can to avoid as much
    interference as possible. There will still be some overlap from channel 11,
    though. And remember that you will be the one running an illegal signal
    TV slug, Jan 27, 2005
  12. Malinowski Pawe³

    bumtracks Guest

    think I'd try a reflector aimed his way on my antenna, match his ssid, and
    unplug my wan when I wasn't using it.
    bumtracks, Jan 27, 2005
  13. Which ever has more influence with the local authorities, an
    individual cracker caught trying to break in or the company
    under attack, gets to use that channel.

    Smart thinking and good advice... if you like free room and
    board in a state operated hotel.
    Floyd L. Davidson, Jan 27, 2005
  14. Malinowski Pawe³

    JM Guest

    If there are other AP's on the same channel, it shouldn't really matter.
    802.11x was designed so that multiple AP's can be on the same or overlapping
    channels. If there's so much activity that it kills each others' bandwidth,
    thats another story.
    JM, Jan 29, 2005
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