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WGR614v8 Channel problems

When I change channel for another one that is free, after 5-10 seconds or up to 1 min, someone's router also switches to same channel that I want to use...
It really drives me mad... Any ideas how to fix it?
And one thing, when I check with Network Stumbler, somebody's ssid changes into mine and vice versa.
I can see for example two ssid "Mike & Marco" which is impossible!

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  • Michal Krol Feb 21, 2009

    Yes - WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]

  • Michal Krol May 01, 2009

    I've changed SSID many times, ofcourse with channels. Now when I disabled SSID broadcasting and switched to short preamble, it worked for 5-10 mins without lags! And after 1 hour everything came back to normal... I'm really desperated that I can't repair it :C
    I don't belive that nobody have such problem!
    Network Stumbler show gaps during broadcasting all the time and it happens every 20-30 seconds...
    I think I'll give up soon before I'll cause huge damage to my psyche >.<

  •  C. Dante
    C. Dante May 11, 2010

    I just read your post -don't know if you're still working on that...
    Did you try to change your SSID and then disable broadcasting it?

  • My reply is May 11, 2010

    Is your network password protected?



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Get into the router configuration .first upgrade the firmware...go to wireless settings.. ...change the channel to no 11


It would work

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