Wireless is going crazy

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    I have a Linkysys WRT54G ver 2 running frimware ver 2.04.04 (I cant up date it because the update on Linksys site isnt campatibale with my version). My wireless connetion is changing form 54 to 48 to 36 to 24 to 18 and then all over the place. Any ideas...
     
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    there is interferance around you. try changing your wireless channel.
     
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    ya i did that it works fine now wonder what made it i live in a very rural area and my phone is at 5.4 gh8
     
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    are there any large metal objects, such as a refridgerator or a washing maching/drier near the router?
     
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    what would a washing machine or drier do to the signal?
     
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    the metal absorbs it, same thing the refridgerator does
     
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    Never knew radio waves were affected by that...
     
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    It's actually anything that genereates magnetic interference, so anything that has a large motoro could interfere.
     
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    Yes, that I knew of and it makes sense. But really routers are at such high frequencies compared to the frequency that is emmitted from other motors, so I doubt they really affect it.
     
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    hmm i guess that is true but it would have to be pretty close to the object. for instance, my router warns me to keep it away from CRT monitors and speakers or anything that affects wireless signals.
     
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    I believe that a magnetic field will distort any waves in it's path. Not 100% sure though.
     
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    well there is alot of consturtion but thats about it I havent moved the router.
     
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