|I bought a new Netgear WGT624 wireless router for my home, and overall am very pleased, but about three to four times a day, the signal will drop for about 10 seconds. Then, in most cases, the signal will come back full stength and we can continue going about our business. (Some times Windows gets picky and I have to manually turn it back on, but thats not an issue.) Here's some information about my setup:|
I have 128bit WEP enabled
I'm using a unique SSID
I'm using channel 2 (there are about 6 other wireless networks on my block, all using channels 6 and 11)
I turned off SPI firewall (it was blocking AIM)
The Windows box has IEEE authentication ON
The Mac has Interference Robustness OFF
The router is positioned on the second floor, towards the middle of the house. All computers get 4/5 or 5/5 bars of signal strength.
Finally, my theory on the problem. We have no less than 5 2.4GHz phones scattered throughout the house. Seeing as though the router is set to b/g, I believe this to be the culprit, but I've never been able to conclusively prove it in my mind. I noticed the internet cut out once just after the phone rang, but an hour later the phone rang and the signal was uneffected.
So my question is, if it's not the phones, is there anything else I should be looking at? If it is, would going to 5.8GHz phones help?