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Fluctuating connection speed anywhere from 1.0 to 54.0 Mbps.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by BLR750TX, Jun 30, 2016.

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  1. BLR750TX

    BLR750TX Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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    Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN


    I live in a Class C motor home in an RV park. My friend next to me his connection speed is constant 75.0 even when he brought it over and set it down beside mine. I know that sometime a little knowledge can be dangerous and when it comes to wifi and adapters and such a "little knowledge" is all that I have. Is it possible to change the channel on this adapter? If so, how?

    I may not even be close on this question, like I said a little knowledge can be dangerous. I just need help with this, you are my last hope.
     
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  2. BLR750TX

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    Let me clarify my question. I am not just wanting to know if it is possible to change the channel on the adapter.

    I want to know how to fix my problem, because that is what is important. Whether there is anything to this other or not may or may not have anything to do it.

    Thanking you in advance for your help in this matter.
     
  3. Oddba11

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    You change "channels" on the wifi router. The channels are the frequency ranges which it uses to broadcast. You don't get a choice on the receiving end.

    Problem could be signal related or more likely just the NIC being used. There is also the network type to which you are using (ie: A B G N AC), which can have a big effect based on your adapter type.
     
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    I am using the following adapter: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN.

    I am not sure what the network type is. How can I find out? What can be done to fix the situation?

    At first I thought that there might be something inside the RV that might be hindering the signal, but like I said my neighbor brought his laptop over and set it down beside mine and got the same signal strength here as he does in his place. So I assume that I can rule that out, am I correct?
     
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    Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the PC manufacturer's web site.
     
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    HERE is the most current driver for Windows 7 64-bit for the Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300 wireless device.

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    Click the large blue button at the Intel site, then download and save it, then close all open windows first, then install it.

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