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Wireless issues

Discussion in 'Techno-Magic' started by TrueBlueAussie, May 13, 2007.

  1. TrueBlueAussie Gems: 17/31
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    [​IMG] All right, I set up a wireless network yesterday but found that it has been going really slow. It also kicks me off completely every now and thn and in the last few minutes, it wouldnt even connect to the net at all. So for now, I have gone back to using the old modem so I at least have some sort of connection. Any hints on what could be causing this lack of connectivity would be good.

    As a side note, this is all happening on the main PC, so there is no actual problem with recieving the signal as it is going straight into the back of the tower.
     
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    Some more information would be useful. What AP are you using? What adapter are you using? How is the AP configured? How is the adapter configured? Is the signal level ok? Are there any other WLAN networks nearby? ...
     
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    I had that same problem, turned out the channel we were using conflicted with one of the neighbours.
    We simply changed channel.
     
  4. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    There's a few things you need to be aware of when it comes to WiFi. So listen up.
    • First, WiFi uses the 2.4GHz frequency, which is shared by a large majority of cordless phones, Bluetooth, microwave ovens, and several other electronic devices. Limit the amount of these devices between the WiFi router and the computer.
    • WiFi allows for up to 13 different channels, so choose one that's not being used is other signals are detected.
    • WiFi signals hate metal studs in the walls, and aren't fond of concrete either. Try to avoid areas in your home that contain such things.
    • Use the WiFi monitor provided by Windows or the manufacturer of the WiFi card to see the signal strength of where you're at. If it's really poor, try moving the access point/router to a new area. If that's not an option...try a range extender or a cantenna.
    • Manufacturers make products that work seamlessly together...well, they're supposed to. While using different brands should be possible, some brands just don't play well together. Try to buy all the parts you need from the same manufacturer.
    • If you've got a 802.11n network set up, just remember that it's "Draft N". They're no guarantee that it'll work like it's supposed to. The IEEE dudes are still working the kinks out of the N flavor of WiFi...the manufacturers were just too impatient to wait. :bad:
    That should clear up some stuff...but I'm sure I could be more helpful if you gave a little more info like Erod suggested. :rolling:
     
  5. Harbourboy

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    Didn't he say it was all going wrong on the main PC - so it's nothing to do with the wireless part of the network at all?
     
  6. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    Well...if the PC in question is in an area with poor reception...that could cause the problems he's having. The wireless card might need to be re-seated in the PCI slot.

    To be honest, there could be several different reasons that cause problems with WiFi...it's best to start small and work your way up to the more serious problems. :rolling:
     
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