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by Chimlim / July 3, 2006 3:51 AM PDT

There are 2 computers in my house. My computer is connected to a 54 Mbps router and the other computer is in another room using a wireless card.

I'm having some troubles with the other computer with the wireless card in it. After I installed the card, the connection speeds are always "Low" or "Very Low" It reaches connection speeds of 8Mbps to 36Mbps at the most. It never reaches 54Mbps. Also, the internet will just randomly stop working. When this happens, we have to reboot. But it happens often.

So my question is, how can I get the computer with the wireless card to get "Excellent" Or "Very Good" connection speeds at 54 and staying connected?

Both computers run Windows XP SP2, if you need any more specs let me know. Thanks for the help!

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Wireless
by stekenstyergata / July 19, 2006 4:34 AM PDT
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From my limited experience i would say it depends on the hardware and waht t they claim to offer you. The hardware I selected was recommned to me and confirmed on reading reviews.

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probally crapy equipment
by pauldfox / July 19, 2006 3:29 PM PDT
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try moving the computer closer to the router to see if you can get a stronger siginal. if its the distance from the router affecting your signal you can get larger antennas or a signal repeater to increase the signal generated from the router. as for the internet cutting out on the wireless network there is not much you can do. this happens with every computer and wifi network. dont know what causes it. could be signal interferances from other devices or the way the router communicates with a computer.

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what is "close"?
by popwargodfather / July 20, 2006 4:43 AM PDT

I have the same problem, & I am 3 or 4 feet away max with a Linkys Wireless-G, 2.4mhz. All was working fine (albeit at only speed of 10) but signal quality fluxuates from exc to low while I am online. Does it need line of sight?

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It worked..
by Chimlim / July 22, 2006 2:51 AM PDT

I did 2 things actually, I bought a new wireless card for the desktop and I moved it into the room next to mine. It's not as far away from the router and it stays connected at 54Mbps at all times now.

I think when it was in the other room it was too far away from the router.

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