Optimal Airport Settings

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  1. yojitani macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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    #1
    I"m trying to sort out a few problems on my home network. I have an older spaceship type airport base station (b/g type) and I guess it is just getting old. It tends to sieze up if I run any streaming content longer than about 20 mins and the signal is now quiet iffy for my wife's computer (on the floor above). It is likely it needs to be replaced, but that won't happen for at least another month, but in the meantime what are the best settings for the basestation? Multicast rate, channel, etc.? To describe the network:
    The basestation is connected up to a cable modem in the same room as my desktop, my wife's desktop (desktops are iMacs) is on the floor above. We connect several laptops at times around the house. House is pretty small. It's a duplex/semi-detached, so we don't need a great deal of range.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

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    Channel: 1, 6, or 11

    Multicast Rate: 1mb (or lowest you can get it)
     
  3. yojitani thread starter macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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  4. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

    dvdhsu

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    Run a scan where you'll be using it scanning for other wireless networks.
    Then, choose one of the channels they aren't using.

    Use something similar to Kismac for that.
     

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