I might move the router a bit closer to the desktop and see what effect that has. Or you may wish to invest in those extra long antenna to try and increase the operating range.
Another solution may be found in trading to a Pre-N router or one that offers MiMo technology, some good results have been reported with them.
Your router version should be written on the bottom label.
My wireless network at home doesn't seem to reach up stairs to my desktop computer (running a USB Linksys WUSB54AG). My router is a Linksys WRT54G. Somebody told me to download the lastest firmware for it. Problem is though, on the site I don't know which version I have to select it. It list alot of defferent versions, and I can't tell which one I have. I get a "very low" connection has stated on the icon of the wireless connectins down in the sytem tray. It's been like this for awhile. I got by, by using my laptop which I get excellent speed, (probably cause im always near the router when using it). Any ideas?
Linksys Router: WRT54G
Linksys USB Adapter: WUSB54AG
Router is downstairs, desktop is upstairs.
Get a connection, but is very low. 95% of the time low.
Web pages time out cause it's taking to long to load, cause the connection keeps failing, cause its so low.