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Neighbors wireless too strong. Why can't I buy a wired gigabit router in this wireless world? [duplicate]

Neighbors wireless too strong. Why can't I buy a wired gigabit router in this wireless world? [duplicate]

Is there a way to attenuate a Neighbor's wireless signal strength so that I can get between strength in my own home?

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Guest [Entry]

"If you're getting too much interference from a neighbour's connection, then perhaps you should try changing the channel your wireless uses. Give NetStumbler a try, which will give you an idea of who's on which channel around you.

It's very hard to buy a pure wired router at the SOHO level, most of the ones you get area higher end (Draytek, Cisco, etc). I've not come across any issues with just disabling wireless and using the gigabit ports on a router, and DHCP works fine here. There's no harm having the wireless there and disabled, and it may come in useful down the line."
Guest [Entry]

"I believe there were several answers to this question when you asked it previously. As stated, there Gbit wired/wireless routers (Linksys for example) and you can check what channel the neighbors router is using and pick a different one. May take some testing but it won't take long

Your earlier question and answers.

Question 89518"
Guest [Entry]

"I have used both Netgear and D-Link GigE wireless routers with the WiFi disabled - DHCP works fine.

I do a lot of media work so I prefer reliability and performance of wired Gigabit Ethernet when transferring a TB or more over the network, and DHCP in home routers is very convenient for small networks.

I do not believe you will run into any problems if you disable the Wireless on the router. If your router does not have enough ports the DHCP should work fine with an inexpensive GigE switch with additional machines on it."
Guest [Entry]

"It seems like you just need a wireless routing nearer where your wireless computer is sitting. In that case it's pretty simple use a wireless router as an access point. I've done this myself.

On that wireless router turn off DHCP and assign it an a static IP address in the range of your other router. Then don't use the wireless router's WAN port at all, plug on of it's switches into your existing network. The router portion won't be used, it'll just be bridge between wireless and your existing LAN.

There are server different guides for doing this:

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/11233

http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1080 (Has a nice diagram)"