Okay, so I've heard that channels 1, 6, and 11 are the ideal channels to use in Wi-Fi in order to minimize interference with the other channels, but what should I do if there are 8-10 wireless networks within range of my router? (as seen below). These other networks are becoming detrimental to my wireless network's performance. My connection speed to the router was 54 mbps when I first moved here, but since more people have been getting wireless routers, it has been steadily going down, and now is only around 18, 24, or 48 mbps. My wireless network's SSID is "Zach." I have it set to 9 currently, but are there any wireless gurus who feel it should be set to anything else to minimize interference? Or I am just fucked? P.S. I can log in to about half of the routers here as the default password has never been changed, I'm thinking about just disabling the wireless radio and seeing how long it takes them to figure out what's wrong. P.P.S. I have MAC filtering enabled, for those of you who will make fun of me for not using WPA. My wireless game adapter for my 360 is not compatible with WPA, so I'm forced to take other measures.