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

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

    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.

    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
  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
  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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