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Buffalo High Power Card Not high powered

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Doggystyledave, Apr 23, 2006.

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  1. Doggystyledave

    Doggystyledave Thread Starter

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    I have a WLI- CB HP 54 Buffalo wireless network card and it is supposed to reach further than regular wireless G cards, but my internal wirelesss on my laptop spans MUCH further.

    I am using Windows XP SP2 and installed the driver and software about 3 times. I have found that windows configures it better than the software that came.

    My question are a couple.. First. when i go and set up wireless zero configuration service to automatic, it keeps going off the next time i restart and when i search for networks it says "make sure your switch is turned on " .......

    I called Buffalo and they said that it was my internal PCI adapter interferring with it. It is an A/B internal card. Within close range, the wireless card works fine.


    I also wanted to know if there are dangers of having my internal A/B card and a wireless G card running at the same time.

    Also the Buffalo says it is B/G, but doesn't pick up B networks well.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Techm1

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    Is your router A, B, or G? Also, I can't think of any danger, per se, of running both cards. This is a process called Multi-homing. If you plug in a LAN cable, you'll actually have 3 network connections, 3 IP Addresses, etc. Some apps may get confused & blow up, otherwise you're just using some resources unnecessarily. If it was me, I'd turn off the internal card if I had a G card I'd rather use...

    Regards,
    Emmett
     
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