Hello my neighbors in the Sundance and/or Woodlake Hills area. If you are reading this, then you followed the tinyurl link here when you saw my SSID. I am trying to reach out to the owners of the following wireless networks:
SurowiakHome_EXT (Channel 7)
macdonald (Channel 9)
Mona (Channel 9)
NETGEAR02 (Channel 7)
SurowiakHome (Channel 7)
WiFiRSU_52 (Channel 8)
My message is simple, please reconfigure your wireless router(s) to use a standard channel, either 1, 6, or 11. The reason is simple, channels 1, 6, and 11 are the ONLY channels on the 2.4GHz frequency that DO NOT overlap with other channels. When you use overlapping channels (2-5 and 7-10) the signal interferes with your neighbors who are within distance of you.
I would appreciate your consideration of those around you who wireless networks are being degraded due to your misconfiguration!
Technical stuff for those interested.
After weeks of losing wireless access randomly throughout the day I started to investigate this issue. I was using Channel 6 and found 6 wireless networks within range that were overlapping on channel 6. Once I changed to Channel 1, the problems went away. In addition I switched many devices over to the 5GHz frequency. HOWEVER this problem is still occurring for all the neighbors around me, who don't know why the problems I had is happening to them. There are plenty of resources on the internet that describe wireless channel overlap, and the problems they cause.