I’m having increasing problems maintaining a decent wireless LAN connection in my flat. As the screenshot above shows, there are up to 13 access points found by the wireless adapter in my Thinkpad T42p. Finding a stable channel to set my Zyxel wireless router to is becoming increasingly difficult. A quick check using Netstumbler shows that pretty much every available channel is being used. Whilst the dropouts are annoying to me, they are doubly annoying to Lana who uses her iBook to Skype home a lot.
Interestingly, of the APs I can access, four are commercial hotspots (three run by the marina for boat owners, one by the nearby independent cinema) whilst the rest seem to be home ones. Of these three have no encryption on and I can join them and surf away happily!