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Old 09-29-2015, 06:27 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I normally keep the wifi off on my phone while on the bus, but today left it on and was surprised to see
6 different networks, all from cellular devices that stayed the whole 40 minutes. Must have been people on the bus with me using their phone as a mobile hotspot (only one was unprotected). At home now, I automatically connect to our network so don't see what else there is, but I decided to check and there are a total of 13 wireless networks besides ours, within range from various neighbors. I wonder what it's like in a big multi-story apartment building. Apparently if too many have the same provider it will slow down the speed? If you get a chance, check and see how many are in range of you.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:24 PM
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More likely if there are a large number of users having their routers set to the same channel performance will be degraded...

Using iStumbler I see 12 other routers in the homes around me, normal...
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