Wireless issues, but oddly the opposite of what you normallyhear....

Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Mon Dec 1 18:58:23 UTC 2008

Karl F. Larsen wrote:

>     He has the password for the Bed and Breakfast and it doesn't work 
> even on Linux which has a big signal. The problem with his Windows 
> sounds like a big cross country boarders problem. And Windows is always 
> a problem as we who run Linux know.
>     I still think the router has a problem.
> Karl

Oh?  Well, I will certainly bow to superior knowledge here.  Wait, no I 
won't.  Look, he's seeing the router on Channel 13.  That's not a 
standard NA channel (as per the other post concerning this.) I thought 
13 sounded funny for a channel when mine goes to only 11.  I did some 
research and the previous poster is correct in that 13 is not an 
accepted channel in NA.

With that said, I can almost guarantee Vista won't see it (if a NA OS 
that is), and I would be willing to bet Linux can, but maybe there's 
something in the code that's causing trouble.

(Also, the B & B either doesn't get a lot of wireless customers, or they 
aren't having any trouble using it.)

As I said, tcpdump will tell you a LOT more than what we know.  Without 
that I can't say the router is bad, it could simply be the wireless 
password is wrong (say the owner changed it and forgot to tell him the 
new one).  I mean it's HIGHLY unlikely the router itself is bad.

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Mark Haney
Sr. Systems Administrator
ERC Broadband
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