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Yeah, couldn't think of a better title,


So, I have been having connectivity problems with my network lately and thought it might be due to my El Cheapo D-Link router. I have 3 wired systems and 2 wireless systems and the wireless kept dropping and having connectivity issues.

So, I went out and bought a new, super router. A LinkSys WRT350N Draft N router. With 3 antennae, and specifically designed to handle large networks over big distances I figured this would solve my problems once and for all, plus give me some upgrade room.

Not true.

I set it up last night and the connection has already dropped 4 times on my main wireless system in the living room. I have experienced low connection speeds, for instance, right now as I type this on my laptop, it states the connection speed is 12 Mbps. A few minutes ago it was 1 Mbps.

It gets better, I ping'd the router and it came back with no results,all connections timed out......but at the time it was pinging I was online and chatting with a friend in GoogleTalk. I was even able to access the routers settings and setup through the laptop.

Now, my house is not that large, maybe 1500 sq ft.It's a single story,and my router is maybe 30ft from my living room and has 2 walls between it....nothing that should stretch the capabilities of this router.

I updated the driver for my main system just for fun, but it's already dipped below 54 Mbps a few times, not as low as 11 yet, but still.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 8
I have the same issue with the computer upstairs, the problem i have is a cheap wireless card, My laptop has a Netgear WG511T and has never dropped connection or signal. Try a different wireless card in the computers
post #3 of 8
wireless N will be great upgrade room, good purchase there. The problem is the distance it sends G signal isn't any greater. I have to agree with the above what type of wireless card do you have in the computer giving issues 9 out of 10 times the problem is the card not the router.
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Have any 2.4Ghzphones close by? Try unplugging them
 
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wireless N will be great upgrade room, good purchase there. The problem is the distance it sends G signal isn't any greater. I have to agree with the above what type of wireless card do you have in the computer giving issues 9 out of 10 times the problem is the card not the router.
The main system is my sig computer, using the P5B Deluxe Wi/fi. Not sure the exact type in the laptop, it's integrated.

Yeah, normally I would think the computer wi-fi was the culprit, but it's just odd that it would be two vastly different systems giving similar symptoms at the same time, and again, it's getting worse.

Last night I got home and the main system could not even detect my router, but it could see the neighbor's network.

I guess I should think about buying this;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124178

But it's just annoying. If I have to got hat route I'll probably sell the board and get a P5K3......
post #6 of 8
Make sure that non of your neighbors are running on the same wireless channel that you are... You can get massive gaps and drops if you are all on the same channel, also make sure the output power is jacked as high as it can go, and if your up for it look at higher gain antennas. maybe 5db that would certainly get you a much better range.
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Is it only your wireless or does your hardwired drop as well. I had a similar issue and it was because the cable company had too many "drops" (ie, lines) coming from the same wire. I complained until I got my own "drop". Cleared up the issues and my speeds went from 4K to 7K.
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I had only one hardwired system drop, and that cleared up after I replaced the board a couple weeks ago (it was obviously the onboard LAN, that's why I replaced the board).

I have tried playing with the channels and I seem to have found the sweet spot for speed, I haven't had speed drop below 54 Mbps, but still have gotten minor system hiccups. I have 4 more channels to try though.......
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