problem with usb wireless adapter

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  1. danfreeman1

    danfreeman1 Active Member

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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
     
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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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    54kbs? see theres your problem lol, you want 54mbs
     
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    the new one is by a make called buffalo and the old one was by netgear.

    i havent moved it so its obviously not the wireless router
     
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    exact model numbers please
     
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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?
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    You don't have to match.

    Your problem is a lot more complicated than I can solve over the net, get a geek friend around.
     
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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
     
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    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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    danfreeman1 Active Member

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    to be honest im probably going to just buy what i had before, seems to much hassle with everything else
     
  13. Reference

    Reference fair shout.

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    danfreeman1 Active Member

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    yeah i dont think it would run on that cos of my router....cheers for the help guys but i just got the one i had before....cant afford a new router
     
  15. Reference

    Reference fair shout.

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    it is router a :lol:
     
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    oh right sorry mate, i thought it was a wireless adapter didnt look at it lol
     
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    Reference fair shout.

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    nah mate it's cool, router with wireless adaptor (y)
     
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    slimbo011 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    WIRELESS = WANK!
     
  19. Naib

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    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
     
  20. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    i need to get through my neighbours security man.

    my mate does it all the time, jammy bastard