problem with usb wireless adapter

danfreeman1

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my old one which was 54kbs broke so i thought i would upgrade and get a 108 or whatever it is but its even slower....only giving me 22kbs..

are there differences in quality between makes ect. as i didnt pay a huge amount for it
 

Naib

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make and model of USB dongle,
make and model of wireless router

have you move the PC/Laptop/router since replacing it
have you modifies any router settings since replacing it
try disabling encryption (temporarily) to see if that speeds it up - would help point to the issue

in short is there a difference between wireless makes? from a hardware point of view not alot, there is only ~5 wireless chipmakers out there.
from a driver point of view (ie windows side) possibly
 

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I've got a wireless adapter, mines rubbish but it's a crappy brand. I was going to get a netgear one and hope that solved all my problems. Then I was going to buy a laptop, cos that will solve it all even better
 

Naib

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if i get a new router that will still work yeah? doesnt have to be the orange one just cos im with orange?

should do they don't have to match. Its a bit moar involved then just "I want dat one" but not much more

you new wifi USB dongle is a wireless-G dongle so it will work with all routers out there . WHAT you won't get tho is 108MB speed, THIS you will only get with a manufacture matched router<->dongle (waste of time anyway)

Cheapest?
£39.99
Belkin F5D7632UK4
but I personally wouldn't go for it, I personally don't go for Belkin simply because EVERY SINGLE FUCKING THING!!! I have had from them (~10 things ranging from USB hubs, routers...) all have shite power bricks that fail after a couple of months


I would recommend
Netgear DG834GUK
its a bit more expensive at £48.92 but it is worth it.


THESE are both for ADSL lines (ie over the phone, which I am guessing you are using)





There are wireless-N routers but I would stay clear of them completly, technically it is draft-N and thus you cannot guarantee one make will talk to another using the draft-N "standard"


how are you calculating that you have low wireless transfer speed. Have you check it is wifi that is the problem and not say... the main net connection (go wired for a bit)


JUST one thing, if you do decide to change your router copy relevant data from your routers config page (usually http://192.168.0.1 ) you will need things like:
VPI
VCI
IP Address (if static)
Gateway IP Address (DNS, will be two-off)
username/passwd (if relevant)
 
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Naib

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WIRELESS = WANK!

yup, cause you find an insecure wireless router and use someone else wireless broadband to view diirty pr0n sites

how do you think my wife thinks I just like "playboy" pr0n when what I am really doing is going after the nasty nasty
 
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