I'm seeing 5-40% packet loss when I'm anywhere from 15-30 feet from my tomato based wap (details below). I've used a macbook air, netbook w/win7, and an android phone to test. I've done 'ping -c 40 188.8.131.52' from both wired and wireless devices and consistently see 0% loss from wired, 5-40% from wireless devices.
While my networking knowledge is OK, wireless is limited so I'm suspecting things like neighbor's interference, whether our walls are brick, etc. I raised the router slightly, now 4 feet on a shelf. I also changed the channel on both 5 and 2.4ghz. I'm assuming the 'scan' tells you how many neighboring waps are on that channel so I took one that didn't get results. None of these adjustments seem to have had a positive impact. Can anyone share some items of analysis or point to some previous threads that might resolve this?
Tomato Firmware v1.28.9054 MIPSR2-beta E3000 USB vpn3.6
Model Linksys E3000