If I use my laptop in the same room as my router I get an excellent signal and no problems whatsoever.
If I use the laptop in other rooms I get a good signal which is fine but sometimes when other wireless networks suddenly appear my connection drops to very low at which point I lose my internet connection. I live in a tenement flat so there are lots of other networks that appear from time to time. The problem seems to happen for both secure and unsecure other networks.
I don't understand why this would happen as I have set the preferences so that my own network is first in the priority order and no other networks appear on the list.
Why would the presence of another network affect my own signal strength?
Any help would be appreciated. I had a quick look and couldn't see this topic covered already.
My router was set to autochannel. I put it to manual and picked any channel, say 4. After this I couldn't connect at all dspite rebooting and switching my router on and off so I went back to autochannel.
If you are manually selecting a channel is there any way of deciding which is best?