Cisco 877w - how can I change channel?

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Mar 30th, 2010

Hello,

I have a Cisco 877w and it seems the coverage seems to fluctuate between 11mbps to 54mbps between different hours of the day, I'm just wondering if a neighbouring wireless network could be using the same channel?  Or my settings are not optimal. How do I change the channel and/or are these settings not optimal, if I have missed some important config please let me know:

interface Dot11Radio0
description **MyLan Wireless Network**
no ip address
!
encryption vlan 1 mode ciphers aes-ccm
!
encryption mode ciphers aes-ccm
!
ssid MyLan
!
speed basic-1.0 basic-2.0 basic-5.5 6.0 9.0 basic-11.0 12.0 18.0 24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0
channel 2462
station-role root
rts threshold 2312
no snmp trap link-status
bridge-group 1
bridge-group 1 subscriber-loop-control
bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled
bridge-group 1 block-unknown-source
no bridge-group 1 source-learning
no bridge-group 1 unicast-flooding

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Leo Laohoo Tue, 03/30/2010 - 15:06

Before you do such radical moves, just check what signals are around you.  Netstumbler is a good free proggie.

How far are the clients from the wireless access points?
Are they behind brick/cinder blocks/cement walls?

If you want to nail down the channels to use, I'd recommend you HTTP/HTTPS into your router.

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