Spectrum Analyzers for Wifi

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Timothy Dennehy, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I scooped up a spectrum analyzer on Ebay for less than a hundred bucks. It
    consists of the software, drivers and a PCMCIA NIC for my notebook computer.
    (a PCI to PCMCIA card would work if I wanted to put it in my desktop.

    Anyway, I see many people asking questions about connection rates and poor
    signals, etc. I had the same problem until I bought my Spectrum Analyzer on
    Ebay.... I installed the drivers, the card and the utility and started
    analyzing the 2.4 Ghz range, and discovered my neighbor had an AP on channel
    6, and my other neighbor had one on channel 11.

    So, I configured my AP to be on channel 1, and it has been working
    flawlessly ever since. Thought I would share that with everyone.

    Timothy Dennehy, Sep 14, 2003
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  2. Timothy Dennehy

    mike Guest

    Couldn't you have done this for free with the site survey button
    on your wireless NIC management software?

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    mike, Sep 14, 2003
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  3. Timothy Dennehy

    ghostmagic Guest

    Or even with a tool such as NetStumbler?

    ghostmagic, Sep 15, 2003
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