During the snow storm I noticed that my wireless network signal was awful. I fired up MacStumbler and, as I expected, I was getting interference from a neighbor’s access point. I changed my AP’s channel and updated my nodedb entry and checked the signal. Now I picked up a weak signal from a third AP. Walking around the apartment I picked up five 802.11b access points in addition to my own. I’ve listed it below:
|YAY||6||WEP||Linksys or Broadcom (probably WRT54G)|
Interesting, no? Two years ago I walked the neighborhood and picked up only eight access points. Other than the folks who enabled WEP, but didn’t bother to chose a different channel, I wonder if the owners know they are transmitting well outside their apartment.