Wireless issues, but oddly the opposite of what you normally hear....

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 22:07:01 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Steve Flynn wrote:
>> Anyone got any clues? I note that the AP is broadcasting (no hidden
>> SSID) on channel 13 - anyone else had issues along these lines? I have
>> to admit, it's got me stumped unless there's some restriction in
>> Microsoft Operating systems about the channel number... that's the
>> only thing I can think of to be honest...
> There _should_ be limits, given that it's an illegal channel in the
> US...
> Most routers _can_ be configured to channel 13 if you really try, but
> they shouldn't be.  So yes, I'd agree this a "bad" router.  Not a
> broken, one, just bad...

I type this from within Vista back in my B&B. Tonight I have a
connection to the router using the given password.

The difference is that today the router is braodcasting on Channel 1.
I've not made any amendments to it (the router) but I now see it in
both Vista and Linux on Channel 1. The gven password, which refused to
authenticate under Linux last week is now working in both OS'es.

I'm in the UK, where Channel 13 is legit.

Overall I'm stumped as to why a UK configured Vista won't see a Ch 13
router yet Linux would (but not authenticate). I'm also stumped why
the router has switched channels, apparently by itself as the landlady
has no idea of what a channel is, let alone as to how to change it.

Score one for Linux for seeing it!

Either way, I can begin reading this list on a real screen, at
sensible speeds rather than via my phone screen, which frankly sucketh
a fat one.

When one person suffers from a delusion it is insanity. When many
people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.

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