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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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why is my speed lowering (conncetion)

Some reason on my laptop the connection speed lowers and raises. When everything is fine its running a 54mbps. But like right now its 5.5 mbps and now 1.0 mbps. Signal strength is excellent. I'm using a linskey router. Is my router taking a shit or what? I know right now my x-box and desktop is wired to it. See as I'm typing this its changed again. Now its at 18mbps. I just downloaded the firmware this weekend for it to. Any other idea?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 09:33 AM
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Oh ya...I see...

Probably interference from SOMETHING in the area. Do you have another wireless router that you can borrow or something? Set it up and see if you get the same results.

Does the laptop exhibit these problems on other wireless routers?

Use wireless on your desktop and see if it gets the same results.

Just gotta troubleshoot it a little.

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I might be able to borrow my sisters router tomorrow.


Ok this is also happening to my dad's laptop to at the same time. But when both laptops are down the desktop is working fine.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 11:33 AM
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Thats how wireless internet works, you'll never have a solid connection 100% of the time, even if your desktop shows a stable high mbps connection, its just because it doesn't update as quick. Besides, unless you're transferring really large files, you're not going to be able to notice a damn bit of difference.

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Thats how wireless internet works, you'll never have a solid connection 100% of the time, even if your desktop shows a stable high mbps connection, its just because it doesn't update as quick. Besides, unless you're transferring really large files, you're not going to be able to notice a damn bit of difference.

yes I do notice a difference. cause some times it slower than dial up.

Sometimes my router doesn't even show up on wireless networks. I have never had this problem before. Before it would run smooth all the time. Now its a toss up.

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Its not going slower than dialup, its not going at all. Packet loss is your most likely culprit, probably someone turning on the microwave or something else nearby.

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it just get annoying.

Will I have the same problem once I get my X-box wireless adapter hooked up? Right now its hard wired into the router. I wish I could find out but the 360 went back for the ring of death.

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it sounds like somethings interfering with you router signal... make sure the frequencies on your wireless phones are not the same as your router. my linksys was 2.4 and i had the same problem. i dont understand why.... linksys makes great products and is very well known... i am not using an offbrand router that came with my Fios and i havent had any problems at all... go figure...

you can do a HARD reset on your router and reconfigure all your setting. hold reset for 30seconds, while still holding reset, turn the unit off for 30 seconds and turn in back on.

did you have trouble with everything before the firmware upgrade? the new firmware might not like you wireless cards.

make sure you are using a encrpted signal. and also change your password and username on your router other than admin/password

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