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How to make my wireless connection stable?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Alexis, Nov 24, 2005.

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  1. Alexis

    Alexis Thread Starter

    Feb 24, 2004
    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.

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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! :D
  3. dbldare


    Nov 30, 2005
    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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