Computers: 1 Vista desktop, 1 XP laptop, 1 Apple laptop
AP settings: obviously, same SSID, channel 6 and channel 11.
Problem. The Vista desktop is located where the AP signals are approximately equal in strength. In fact, they trade being the strongest at the desktop location several times a minute. It appears that the desktop tries to keep up with the strongest. Complication: somehow Vista sees one of the channels as a HOME/PRIVATE channel and the other as a PUBLIC channel.
The combination of rapid switching and the PRIVATE/PUBLIC attribution plays havoc with the home NETWORK. You need PRIVATE to share files and you need a solid connection to maintain mapping. With the flip-flopping between channels and PUBLIC/PRIVATE, the NETWORK is unstable.
I assume the solution is to get the desktop to pay attention to only one channel? Right? Or is there another option? How do I do this? Thanks
Edited by aninkling, 06 March 2010 - 10:32 AM.