wifi channel change causing strange issues
I got a wifi anaylser (for my Android) and noticed everyone in my area is using channel 6 or 11, so I changed mine to 2.
Both my Android phone and my XP eeePC can see the network and both say they have excellent connectivity. However, neither can actually see my router (most of the time - see below), which is bizarre.
If I use IE (yuk!) on my XP machine, and select to diagnoise connection problems, most of the time it resolves this issue and I can then connect, but after 1-5 minutes it will drop out again (even though the icon in the sys tray says it is connected).
I cannot even ping my router when I have channel 2 selected.
If I revert to channel 6, no problems at all.
I have deleted and recreated the network (on XP) but to no avail. I have rebooted the eeePC. I have shut it down, left it 5 minutes and turned it back on again. I have rebooted the router (even though that shouldn't be necessary) and still, on channel 2, the connection is ropey to say the least.
Has anyone out there experienced similar problems? I'm happy to stick with channel 6 for now, but it would be nice to improve my connection by using a different channel to all my neighbours...
BTW I also have 2 wired win 7 PCs which work fine all the time - probably not relevant though.