Field Day Wireless Network Should Have Autonegotiation Turned Off

For those of you working with 802.11 equipment and in particular Linksys routers installed with DD-WRT, you are well advised to ensure Automatic speed negotiation is turned off and set to one speed.

It seems the network connection breaks just a moment while possible wireless speed connections are constantly re-examined. We have some very far 802.11 links and this causes nothing but trouble if you have the client server connection like that in N3FJP FDNet 2.5 and likely N1MM also.

We set our units’ parameters to the slowest speed possible and the performance of our network connections went through the roof.

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