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i have a friend that has wireless internet connection. they have been complaining about have the connection dropped regularly. it a dlink a/b nic. would switching over to a wireless n make it better?
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i have a friend that has wireless internet connection. they have been complaining about have the connection dropped regularly. it a dlink a/b nic. would switching over to a wireless n make it better?
Yes, but if they're using an a\\b i seriously doubt they have an N router broadcasting their wireless. G would be plenty (much greater range than b) and will be cheaper.

either should work since all the N stuff is G compotiable, but i'd stay away from N since it's still draft, and if he gets one it might no comply with N once it's finalized.
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Is it encrypted?

People may be haxin into their interwebz.
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what can i suggust to them to make their connection better/stable?
they live in a 60 foot trailer and a computer at both ends.

tnb=gir honestly i dont know i got a call from them last night and have not yet went over to giagnose the problem

trying to get some ruff ideas before hand
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Well if they didn't set it up as encrypted, someone with wireless can connect to the internet and start using their bandwidth with a few clicks of a mouse. I would ask them if they know if it's encrypted or not.
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hatesfury
what can i suggust to them to make their connection better/stable?
they live in a 60 foot trailer and a computer at both ends.

tnb=gir honestly i dont know i got a call from them last night and have not yet went over to giagnose the problem

trying to get some ruff ideas before hand
Upgrade to G.
Enable some encryption (even just basic WPA2 would be fine)
hide their SSID

this should give them better signal, and securing the router a little will prevent any unnecessary traffic etc.

ohh yeah, download and run TCP Optimizer. Helps reconfigure the TCP\\IP stack in windows to provide better connection as well, very user friendly.
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Upgrade to G.
Enable some encryption (even just basic WPA2 would be fine)
hide their SSID

this should give them better signal, and securing the router a little will prevent any unnecessary traffic etc.
i will check everything out if i need help i know the site to post

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Well if they didn't set it up as encrypted, someone with wireless can connect to the internet and start using their bandwidth with a few clicks of a mouse. I would ask them if they know if it's encrypted or not.
i dont think it is they are not wireless savy
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i dont think it is they are not wireless savy
Everything i said for router setup is point and click, then you just go to the PC's and set them to connect using WPA2 and input the password. Easy stuff
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IF THE machine is near to the modem/router I would say "screw wireless and go hard-wired"

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IF THE machine is near to the modem/router I would say "screw wireless and go hard-wired"

just my 2 cents
not cp, sound advcie and always my preference. now if i just wasn't too lazy to crawl under my house and run cables i could get rid of my wireless XD
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