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Troubleshooting a slow network

Question : My wireless home network used to be fine, but I have noticed that it has recently gotten periodically slower. What might be causing this drop in speed ?

Answer : Try rebooting the network's base station by unplugging it for a few minutes. If that doesn't help, there are a number of other things to try, including a visit to the manufacturer's Web site to look for firmware updates for your base station and your computer's wireless card.

The base station may be getting interference from a new nearby device that was recently installed and is using the same radio frequency. This can include cordless phones, microwave ovens, baby monitors, wireless speakers, mice or keyboards. See whether the network speed improves when these devices are moved or turned off. Moving the base station itself may also help.

For apartment dwellers, having neighbors with their own wireless networks crowding the airwaves may also impair performance, especially if everyone's network is set to use the same default channel.

To change the router's channel, you need to go into its configuration file ( you usually need the base station's password to gain access to these settings ). The steps for changing the channel will vary based on the manufacturer, but Linksys has its instructions at snipurl.com/3iibn.



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