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    Lappy connection slow via wireless......

    right git 2 laptops connected via wireless and i'm on a 50mb connection...... when connected via ethernet i can download at 6130kbs and when connected via wireless i only download at 1550kbs......

    Does anyone know why this is ??? There's no virus or anything on the lappys, one is brand new straight out the box

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    Poor wireless signal perhaps?

    Do you have any reflective objects around - mirrors or fish tanks?

    Hi Zeus, are you using the Virgin media dongle? or just the lappy's wifi card?

    Original Poster

    Sitting next to the belkin N1 router where do I change aes at? Not using anything virgin media

    the porter;8787798

    make sure you use aes instead of tkip



    and that will do what exactly :roll:



    anywho, right this is a theory based on what info you have given,

    based on your best DL speed of 6130Kbps, take into account signal strength from AP (Access Point) and that wireless is 1/2 duplex transmission, if your signal strength is mid range on 802.11g (around 24Mbps and halve that) then you have around 12Mbps in total so your DL speed at 1550Kbps sounds about right. Possibly could tweak your wireless for interference, that you AP is not next to a reflective shiny surface, (glass door/mirror/metal door etc), make sure your channel is not too close to any neighbouring channels the best to use is 1, 6, or 11, see what happens for now.

    Alfonse;8787981

    and that will do what exactly :roll: anywho, right this is a theory … and that will do what exactly :roll: anywho, right this is a theory based on what info you have given, based on your best DL speed of 6130Kbps, take into account signal strength from AP (Access Point) and that wireless is 1/2 duplex transmission, if your signal strength is mid range on 802.11g (around 24Mbps and halve that) then you have around 12Mbps in total so your DL speed at 1550Kbps sounds about right. Possibly could tweak your wireless for interference, that you AP is not next to a reflective shiny surface, (glass door/mirror/metal door etc), make sure your channel is not too close to any neighbouring channels the best to use is 1, 6, or 11, see what happens for now.



    use your dongle vm sent you when you upgraded and there ya go

    dcx_badass;8787986

    Because wireless is crap.



    +10000

    if I had a 1000Mbps cable connection at full duplex, why on earth would I want to down grade?


    NB, if you use any device on a 802.11n network which isn't n, the whole network will drop to that ie 802.11g

    Original Poster

    raptorcigs;8788051

    use your dongle vm sent you when you upgraded and there ya go


    lol sold it on here few months back

    Original Poster

    ok thanks for the info. if i want to do huge lots of downloading i will just connect ethernet cable

    wanna buy mine! lol

    Original Poster

    raptorcigs;8788256

    wanna buy mine! lol


    was actually just now going to look at the model to get prices.....will this deff work tho ?? how much ? if price is right pop it in a for sale thread


    found my thread...... they are £10.99 over on the bay......

    my offer was only in jest bud as i use it but good hunting friend

    Original Poster

    ok fair enough...does it actually work tho and spped your connection up ? i don't mind buying another if it wil actually speed my connection up

    Original Poster

    the porter;8791960

    do u have vm 50 mb ? i do and the engineer and on various forums and vm … do u have vm 50 mb ? i do and the engineer and on various forums and vm allways recommend AES over tkip if i use the latter i get 25 meg wirelessly change it to aes and boom 47meg thereabouts ,but if im telling you how to suck eggs then i do apologise ;-)


    where do i change it ?

    and yes i have the 50mb

    Original Poster

    just looked in my router settings and all i have is wpa, wpa2,128 and 64bit wep

    Original Poster

    thanks. did that and now it's downloading a 4000kbs instead of 1500kbs.... i can live with that....thanks guys

    Hey Zeus have a look at this on ebay
    330424147468

    Original Poster

    zeus9876;8788296

    was actually just now going to look at the model to get prices.....will … was actually just now going to look at the model to get prices.....will this deff work tho ?? how much ? if price is right pop it in a for sale threadfound my thread...... they are £10.99 over on the bay......



    raptorcigs;8799494

    Hey Zeus have a look at this on ebay330424147468


    thanks but pretty much have it sorted plus it's more than the netgear one i mentioned above.

    dcx_badass;8799846

    Pleae don't buy that dongle, I have two different Belkin dongles, both … Pleae don't buy that dongle, I have two different Belkin dongles, both look like that but are both different versions and neither work and are complete junk and had to be replaced with other ones.



    good job he dossent need it! thanx dcx:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    raptorcigs;8800317

    good job he dossent need it! thanx dcx:thumbsup:


    +1

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    I have two laptops, one wireless connection. I can only connect to the wireless with one laptop at a time, how can I do it so I can connect both laptops to the wireless both at the same time.
    Thank you

    Original Poster

    you may have to look at your wireless ip settings....make sure your router can and will assign more than one ip address, there's a setting in the router settings that allow you to specify the ip range. mine is set at 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.2.100 so i can connect 100 wireless devices to my router
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