Intel Pro 2200bg - channel selection

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Michel S., May 31, 2005.

  1. Michel S.

    Michel S. Guest

    Hi !

    My new laptop is equipped with the Intel Pro 2200bd wireless card.

    How can I change the channel the card is using ?

    I looked into the card's properties and can't find anything related to
    that information.. Going into the connection's properties isn't more
    successful.

    I'm using xp-pro(sp2) - and the connection's properties shows that
    windows is used to configure the wireless network.

    Thanks
     
    Michel S., May 31, 2005
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  2. Michel S.

    Pavel A. Guest

    The channel is set in the Access point or wireless router.
    A client netcard will automatically tune to that channel.

    Channels for peer to peer connection are set in a proprietary way, see documentation from the vendor.

    --PA
     
    Pavel A., May 31, 2005
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  3. Wireless adapters will automatically tune into specific channels on an as
    needed basis. Why do you need to set a specific channel for this adapter?
     
    Jerry Peterson[MSFT], May 31, 2005
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  4. Michel S.

    Michel S. Guest

    Thank you both Pavel and Jerry for answering..

    The purpose of selecting a channel on "client" side was a way I was
    investigating to reduce noise & interference. At home, (an apartment
    building), my laptop detect not less than 17 wireless networks !

    Since I experience frequent "disconnections" and a low data transfer
    rate, I tought that setting my router to a specific channel AND my PC
    card to the same channel would act as a filter, reduce some overhead
    and improve performance..

    I read that some cards drivers (cisco) allow to manually select the
    client channel..

    I guess from your answer that it's the exception, not the rule..

    Seems like it's not the way to look..

    Thanks again.
     
    Michel S., Jun 1, 2005
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  5. The client adapter will automatically use the channel the access point is
    broadcasting on. You don't need to specify a channel on the client.

    There are many sources of interference and unfortunately the band used by
    802.11b and 802.11g devices is a busy place. Microwave ovens, 2.4ghz
    phones, bluetooth devices, and those pesky neighbors with wireless networks
    are all sharing the same frequencies.
     
    Jerry Peterson[MSFT], Jun 6, 2005
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