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Wireless Connectivity

by Torwadeo / March 24, 2004 12:11 AM PST


I recently installed a belkin wireless router on the second floor of my house and a belkin wireless notebook card on my laptop which is in the basement two floors down. My signal strengh is pretty erradic. It goes from 99% and superfast to 34% and kind of slow to no connectivity at all. Is there anything you can do to improve the signal without moving the computer? Or is this just a nuisance that you learn to deal with? Thanks

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Re:Wireless Connectivity
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2004 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: Wireless Connectivity

This is quite normal. To stabilize the setup I either move the wireless router closer to the laptop or set the connection to a 1 megabit speed so it doesn't try to go too fast.

Moving the base unit might be as simple as moving it to the floor (it could be on top of a desk) or trying different corners of the room its in.


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Re:Re:Wireless Connectivity
by Torwadeo / March 24, 2004 9:24 PM PST

Thanks for the info. How do you set the connection speed to 1 megabit? I have windows XP home edition and a belkin wireless card. Thanks

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no standard.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2004 10:03 PM PST

I have the Linksys and on a right click properties there is a connection speed setting. I use the "limit to" option and can get about 500 feet away when I do that.


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