Found 30th Nov 2008
ok me and my dad use wireless on our desktops and works fine late night / early morning but during th day its stuck at 1mbps...... ethernet connections are fine tho

we have at least 5 other wireless users in the street which i guess affects our box ......

we are trying to get our isp to send us a new box cos ours is so old and out dated

my question is what can i do to get higher speeds...... we have to constantly connect to the box via ethernet to change the wireless channel to get internet connection for x amount of time

the thing is im upstairs with an xbox and pc, my dad my mum and my brother all want internet too .....we never had a problem with our wireless until a neightbour got sky broadband and now ours won't get going

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Change the wireless channel?

Use ]netstumbler to look at which wireless channels your neighbours are using

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Paddy_o_furniture;3618736

Change the wireless channel?



read above...... we have to constanrly keep changing it as im guessing the others change theres automatically

faevilangel;3618761

read above...... we have to constanrly keep changing it as im guessing … read above...... we have to constanrly keep changing it as im guessing the others change theres automatically


Didn't see that bit

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Paddy_o_furniture;3618755

Use ]netstumbler to look at which wireless channels your neighbours are … Use ]netstumbler to look at which wireless channels your neighbours are using



thanks just using that

Your wireless connection is secure isnt it? I mean, the other wireless users in your street arent hopping on to your wireless connection during the day right?

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StevenA2000_uk;3618843

Your wireless connection is secure isnt it? I mean, the other wireless … Your wireless connection is secure isnt it? I mean, the other wireless users in your street arent hopping on to your wireless connection during the day right?



its secured via WEP ...... what we can work out we have the following routers within range

3 x sky, 2 x BT (ours included), 1 x netgear, 2 times linksys

the channels are always busy and its slightly annoying

faevilangel;3618895

its secured via WEP ...... what we can work out we have the following … its secured via WEP ...... what we can work out we have the following routers within range3 x sky, 2 x BT (ours included), 1 x netgear, 2 times linksysthe channels are always busy and its slightly annoying



So are u saying that someone is logging onto your wireless router?

And WEP is so easy to hack

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dean3988;3618905

So are u saying that someone is logging onto your wireless router?And WEP … So are u saying that someone is logging onto your wireless router?And WEP is so easy to hack



no our network is secure, i listed above is what networks we can see when we try to connect ours

Banned

Why dont you use WPA? Much more secure and more or less impossible to hack.

Im sure Sky Modem/Routers have that option

WEP is easy to crack so dont count out someone using your router...hence slowing your internet speed down

faevilangel;3618926

no our network is secure, i listed above is what networks we can see … no our network is secure, i listed above is what networks we can see when we try to connect ours



I doubt the sky broadband would have any effect as the Satellite signals would have been around before the person got it installed and any sky broadband uploading is usually done via the phone line.

Have you asked the neighbours who have wireless if theirs are affected? I'm assuming that if you go on the basis of channel interference then all parties to a wireless connection will have some degree of trouble.....

Also, from the wireless networks you've stated...which ones do you not see in the evening when your wireless network is fine?

It may be worthwhile to change your security key and try that in case someone is hopping on to your network as other replies have mentioned.

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StevenA2000_uk;3618971

I doubt the sky broadband would have any effect as the Satellite signals … I doubt the sky broadband would have any effect as the Satellite signals would have been around before the person got it installed and any sky broadband uploading is usually done via the phone line. Have you asked the neighbours who have wireless if theirs are affected? I'm assuming that if you go on the basis of channel interference then all parties to a wireless connection will have some degree of trouble.....Also, from the wireless networks you've stated...which ones do you not see in the evening when your wireless network is fine?



i don't see any after 11pm ...... cos most turn theres off to go to bed (i guess)

we couldnt get our wireless to connect at all tonight, so we both wired ourselves up and now we just removed them and got our wireless back

its hugely annoying ....... we are with BT for our broadband

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Jerry786;3618956

Why dont you use WPA? Much more secure and more or less impossible to … Why dont you use WPA? Much more secure and more or less impossible to hack.Im sure Sky Modem/Routers have that optionWEP is easy to crack so dont count out someone using your router...hence slowing your internet speed down



our box doesnt accept wpa ....... thats why we asking for the new bt home hub, but they won't unless our box is faulty, we only signed a new 12 month in april

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faevilangel;3618999

our box doesnt accept wpa ....... thats why we asking for the new bt home … our box doesnt accept wpa ....... thats why we asking for the new bt home hub, but they won't unless our box is faulty, we only signed a new 12 month in april



Thats not on.

Does your modem have Wireless built in?

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Jerry786;3619019

Thats not on. Does your modem have Wireless built in?



yeah, me and my dad both use wireless pci cards to connect to a bt home hub *white one"......... they have released a black one which is double the speeds and more secure ...... but want £88 for it

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Jerry786;3619065

That could be the problemI assume you dont have built in wireless on your … That could be the problemI assume you dont have built in wireless on your computer/Laptop?



pc's can't have built in wireless, the pci cards are bith 54mbps and have worked fine for ages but only in last month we can't connect......

i have updated the drivers on the cards..... its either the box is faulty or that we are being ousted from the wireless channels by the other routers

Are you using static ip addressing?

Lots of things can affect the signal including what is known as a reighn fault, this is when an appliance or transformer or even a street light which is faulty can emit a frequency which blocks the signal. Usually this time of year its christmas tree light transformers but anything electrical can cause it so try turning things off in the house and see if anything happens light switches ie dimmers are common.
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