Topband: WIFI and 160m
tom at klient.com
Tue Dec 20 02:04:10 EST 2005
> I would really appreciate feedback/advice from topbanders who have
> installed WIFIs with regard to good low noise products and the siting of
Hi Steve. Others may have different experiences, but I had not had any
trouble with a wireless router that sits 4' from my transceiver, 150' from
the tx/rx antenna and 100' from the rx-only antenna. All of my antenna
cables run right below the desk the router sits on.
I switched from a wired network to all wireless just a couple of months ago.
At first I went with a cheap D-Link router. But, my laptop seemed to lose
connection to it often enough to make it annoying when I was sitting on my
couch (in the room above the router). So, I switched to a cheap LinkSys
Neither brand made any noticeable difference at all with regard to noise on
any band, and these are cheap ($50 to $80 USD) routers.
I was more concerned about the opposite problem: transmitting affecting the
network. I had problems in the past with RF-based wireless keyboards.
After a few hours of transmitting (high power) on the higher HF bands, I had
a hard time getting it to recognize keystrokes. That wasn't good for the
contests, so the wireless keyboard went from the operating desk to the scrap
But, so far no problems with the network with regard to rx or tx on any
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