I have a small wi-fi problem here, and though my Linksys WRT160n router is old router. It's been working well for many years. (the odd hickup
Firmware Version: v3.0.03 build 003Jun 15, 2010
Security Mode: WPas2 personal
Encryption: Tkip or Aes
Network Name (SSID): (( can not tell you :P )
Channel Width: Auto 20 or 40mhz
(( Yes it using most current upto date firmware from Linksys site.. I wish they update it again, a 2012 vers ))
My problem is, just started today, After getting home and I had my laptop with me. sat down on soft and plug my Asus laptop in to let charge, while it connected and I notice I was getting only 3 bars for Wifi connection.. And I am thinking " What the heck?? "
My house/living room fairly small, The tv stand where everything sit including my Linksys router which is sitting on higher box behind my LG tv up mid-way has not been touch in good 6-9 month and I have not needed to change the setting in very long time its been very stable in till today..
How can my wi-fi signal be dropping down 3-2 bars with only be 10 feet from the router.
I did have set for Mix for Wireless G and N, Cuz there times my sis has came over visit had her laptop/Iphone and wanted to connect to check mail what not. I have tried switching to Full N mode.
Still seems to reporting on my laptop as 3 bars. I hope router not dying?
There was one thing I did notice though when did refresh on wi-fi. Usually there 6-7 that my laptop at lest see. Today it only see 2... Mine Linksys router and of course the one down stairs I help setup for her.
(Rents downstairs basement )
Q1) Is there someway to see what channels are being used in around my area so I can hopefully used a channel that not being used. Is there some program that just scans to see what Wifi it see and what channel they using.? I thought there was way within win 7 but I forget how..
Q2) Could my router be dying?
If anybody has any suggestion please, It's been great router but I would not doubt if is starting to die.. I do have back up one, but much older D-Link.