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Thread: Question RE: Overlapping Channels

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    Default Question RE: Overlapping Channels

    Are overlapping channels and adjacent channels the same thing?, and if my adapter is set for Channel 11 which is supposed to be one of the non-overlapping channels why does the display indicate some number of overlapping channels? Shouldn't there be zero overlapping channels?

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    The overlapping designation applies only when an overlapping channel is in use.
    Adjacent channels always overlap their neighbors.
    The only channels that can be used concurrently without overlapping each other are 1, 6 and 11.
    In other words -
    channel 1 overlaps channels 2, 3, 4 and 5;
    channel 2 overlaps channels 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6;
    channel 3 overlaps channels 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc.

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    Channels 1, 6, and 11 do not overlap with each other. Key words are "each other". If someone is on channel 9 though, they will overlap with channels 6 and 11. You can see how that one guy in the neighborhood on channel 9 can really mess things up for everyone!

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