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I rent out a flat and the tenant has been in the house for  more then six years the neighbor has sent me a E-mail stating that my tenants two WiFis are overwhelming hers and would like me to speak to my tenant and have him turn down his WiFis .

Now I look at this as not my responsibility nor my place as I know there may be as many as a few dozen places to look besides my tenants WiFis that may be cosing her WiFi problem my question  is what can I tell her without the need explain the dozens of other possibilities that may be a better place to look besides her neighbors WiFi.

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change the wifi channel on either yours or hers

problem should  be solved

i live in a 56 unit building and lots of wifi  it took a while to get nice speeds but i resolved it by finding a less crowded Channel edit not the default channel as most routers use

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Change the channel is what she would need to do. It would be like changing the channel on a bust two way radio frequency. She can do that by logging into the router she has, and locating the wireless settings options.

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Have her run http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/

inSSIDer for Home gives you visibility into your Wi-Fi environment. This Wi-Fi network discovery tool displays every wireless hotspot

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I cannot say i have ever lived in a place that i could see more than 1 or 2 other wifi networks however, i would do the same as listed above, check out what the channels of the other networks are and just pick a less crowded channel and it should solve the problem. Obviously you cannot force them to do this but you can make the suggestion.

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Have him turn down his WiFi? Good luck and hugs for the type of Luddite you're about to help.

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She should have gone to your tenant directly rather than to you. Seems a bit cowardly. Unless your tennants are doing something non standard what right does she think she has to demand they stop using those channels or adjust signal strength?

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Tell her you'd turn it down but can't find the remote.

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WiFi doesn't tend to just "overwhelm" another WiFi, if the channel's crowded everyone suffers. If your neighbour doesn't even know how to configure a good WiFi signal I highly doubt that she can trace this supposed interference to a specific device (i.e. your tenant's router). She's probably just seeing a weak WiFi signal for her own network, due to misconfiguration or underestimation of range, and sees a strong signal from your tenant, and just assumes that it's "overwhelming" hers. I have 3 SSIDs running concurrently from 3 actual sets of antennas with dd-wrt on 2 routers, all running at higher than stock power, and get great signal. She's very likely doing something wrong on her end.

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Yeah. if you have an Android phone, get WiFi analyzer and use it around the houses/apartments to check what networks are there and their actual signal strengths.

 

it's likely she just as a crap WiFi router with bad signal while you tennants has high power routers and she simply don't know what she's talking about. 

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