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Hey,

I'm on some dodgy -ing wireless internet of some sort. From what I can ascertain, the internet comes in to the main house on the property, then is piped to all the other houses on a network (wireless range extender only piece of hardware in this house). I have tried to hook up directly to the wireless range extender's lan port and run a wire, but I need the user and pass for the entire network or some such -. The range extender is a d-link somethingorother, looks legit. Running a D-link b/g/n USB wireless dongle on my computer.

When I first got here, the internet took some getting used to. In that it was slow as -. But I have since learned to love 240p youtube and doing any major up/downloading I need to do overnight. I watch my up/down rate all the time on my G15 screen, the best it seems to get to is ~120 kBps down, ~50 up. But usually it's more like 50-80 down. Which I can deal with BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY -ING WORKS. The past couple days it's been a massive -, and seems to actually be taunting me. Even small downloads will stall, pages will sit there, doing - all till you tell it to go again. In which case it will all of a sudden decide to work, and act like you're the -hole for not telling it what to do.. Then it progressively gets worse till I'm spamming f5 and swearing at it.

I'm normally not an angry person, but this steaming pile of - internet is driving me insane. Please help me figure out how to at least know what the problem is, before I break some beloved piece of hardware in rage.

Let me cover all the bases. There is no wired option of internet where I live. Even if there was, I'm only here for ~6 more weeks, and the landlord would probably be pissed. The only other option is Douchebag Bell 4g. Which costs something like $300 for the stupid box itself, plus $45/ mo base, plus $45/mo for a whopping 15GB of usage, plus 15 cents per MEGABYTE after that. Not gonna happen.
    
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Are you currently on the Rogers Rocket stick or some sort of wirelessly sharing for Internet access?

 

Drawbacks for wireless: dead spots and poor reception especially with the USB adapter ones...

     
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Are you currently on the Rogers Rocket stick or some sort of wirelessly sharing for Internet access?

Drawbacks for wireless: dead spots and poor reception especially with the USB adapter ones...

Not sure what you mean by rocket stick.. Is that 4g? If so, no. Speedtest says the ISP is flexinet, so I assume we are on one of these plans:
http://www.flexinet.ca/packages.html?format=wireless&type=home#

I have the USB dongle on the top of my case, and the range extender is 15 feet away thru light interior walls (no floors). I hate wireless more than most, but I don't have the information needed to hook up with the wire I have strung up. The thing is always at full or 4/5 bars. Any good way to test it individually?
    
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that flexinet offer not so great speed... consider switching.

 

I'm not a fan of Rogers or Bell or Telus... but if no other better options are available, go with one of them... but since you are not going be living there for long...

 

Try public Internet from the coffee shop, cafe, library, government, schools.

 

USB adapters in my experience is rubbish. Poor reception.

     
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This is not about speed. The speed is fine. This is about it not working. I literally was trying all sorts of voodoo magic for 20 minutes, just to get the damn thing to load ocn. Right now, it's super-slow, but at least it works. What did I do?

My roommate's netbook was acting the same. I'm tossing USB dongle issues out as a possible cause.

I think the local mcdonalds with free wifi might object to me lugging my water cooled desktop and monitor in there. No laptop. Either way, I don't want to live like a bum, I want the damn internet to just work.

Sorry if this comes off as hostile to you, I'm just pretty worked up about having screwed internets.
    
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USB adapters in my experience is rubbish. Poor reception.

same here, absolute crap
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This is not about speed. The speed is fine. This is about it not working. I literally was trying all sorts of voodoo magic for 20 minutes, just to get the damn thing to load ocn. Right now, it's super-slow, but at least it works. What did I do?

My roommate's netbook was acting the same. I'm tossing USB dongle issues out as a possible cause.

I think the local mcdonalds with free wifi might object to me lugging my water cooled desktop and monitor in there. No laptop. Either way, I don't want to live like a bum, I want the damn internet to just work.

Sorry if this comes off as hostile to you, I'm just pretty worked up about having screwed internets.


Oh God... I thought you are working with a laptop and wireless... if possible, don't use usb dongle... switch to wireless access point or something like repeater/range extender... or power line adapter if the electric wiring is inter-connected/through... some ideas for you to try out.

 

It's okay... as long as you are appreciating my help, I'm fine with it. I'm open for appreciations! wink.gif

 

     
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post #8 of 9
I'd say try setting the DNS to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 it might help.
Also you can run Wireshark to see if there is any unusual traffic lurking around your network.

As for that how is the actual internet connection. Is it run off just one home router extended off by many other home Routers, is QoS enabled.
Also could the main Router be struggling by the load which I assume there about 20 ish clients all running off the main Router.
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really,!!! my DLink DWA140 usb adapter is one of the best things i ever bought.. now i dont have any problems with wireless through solid concrete floors and walls of my house.. if you ever been to thailand, you will know that houses in the upper market ad like concrete blocks and this usb adapter has done wonders thumb.gif
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