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24-Nov-2005, 08:01 AM #1
How to make my wireless connection stable?
Hi guys. I just wanted some advise if there is anyway off course to make my wireless connection stable. At the moment i have a 512MB wifi connection and i use a wireless usb drive to access. But the connection doesn't appear to be stable. It keeps becoming unavailable alot of the time. I also use a High speed USB 2.0 card but still no difference. Is there anything i can to make it stable?

we are 2 people using the connection and we are both having the same problem.

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24-Nov-2005, 12:21 PM #2
You could start by telling us something about the network. Make/model of all the network equipment, what exact configuration you have, and what version/patch level of Windows you use.

I can't imagine a 512MB wireless connection, that would be something to see!
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01-Dec-2005, 09:29 PM #3
Originally Posted by JohnWill
I can't imagine a 512MB wireless connection, that would be something to see!
LOL! Maybe you mean 54MB connection... A typical "G" series wireless connection is 54MB and a "B" series wireless connection is 11MB. Keep in mind that even a high speed T-1 internet connection is "only" 1.5MB's.


I had my share of problems with Windows XPpro SP1 with my wireless connection. It kept dropping the signal randomly for about five seconds or so. After service pack 2 came out, that was one of the main issues Microsoft fixed. I usually install my wireless equipment in a Service Pack 2 computer a bit different from what the manufactor reccomends. I put in the install software in and exit out of the "install". Then I put in the wireless card (either USB, PCMCIA, or PCI) and Windows says the good 'ol "New Harware Found". I then have it find the drivers off of the CD. I know that sounds weird, but you see Windows SP2 and _______ (<- insert name brand here) both handle your wireless settings and connections. In my experience, 9 times out of ten they conflict with each other. So by bypassing the manufactures software install I just let Windows handle the wireless duties.

Hope that helps you out,
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