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I've just done a few tests, and I'm getting 1600KB/s in them all...
How many pc's do you have connected to the router. Apparantly orange limit the max connections to 6.

EDIT:
Did you do this?-

going to 192.168.1.1 in a browser)
Log in using un/pw "admin" and "admin".
On the left hand side, click on Security...
...and then on Wireless Connection.
Change "Channel Number" to any other number and click Submit.
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How many pc's do you have connected to the router. Apparantly orange limit the max connections to 6.

EDIT:
Did you do this?-

going to 192.168.1.1 in a browser)
Log in using un/pw "admin" and "admin".
On the left hand side, click on Security...
...and then on Wireless Connection.
Change "Channel Number" to any other number and click Submit.
We have four computers on the Router, 1 wired on XP, 2 wireless on XP and mine wireless on Vista.

What does the channel number do? I don't want to mess with something too much....

Appreciate it!
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The channel number is basically the frequency the wireless operates on. the default is 11, however certain electronics can interfere with this frequency. By changing it all wireless pc's will probably have to reconnect.
In the past I have had instances where low download rates have been caused by interference on this channel. 6 is a good choice. If you will get in trouble for changing settings then I wouldn't touch it.
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this could be a few things. first thing is might want to try to find where the problem lies.

when your getting these slow speeds you might want to try a traceroute. go to start>run>type in cmd
in the dos box type in "tracert www.yahoo.com" without the quotes. what this does is go through and ping each hop along your route 3 times and gives you the delay in ms. if you don't mind posting your results. what we are looking for is one of two things. either big jumps in delay like going from 30ms to all of a sudden 280ms and then from there on out having just as high of latency. this would show you that this one server is have issues and you can see if it is a server on your ISP side or if it is outside your isp's controll.

the other thing you can try is in that same dos box type in "ping -t -l 1400 192.168.1.1" again without the quotes. the -l is an L btw and for the address 192.168.1.1 you would use whatever ip address your internet router is. this is going to ping your router over and over again untill you hit ctrl+c. the point here is to see if your router is dropping packets. you should see preferably 100% packets sent/received. less then that can show an issue with your router. I would say let it run for about 5 min or so and then when you hit ctrl+c it will give you how many sent how many received and what your success rate was.

after that you can try "ping l www.yahoo.com" this way you can see if outside of your own network if your getting dropped packets.


also what type of service do you have? DSL, cable, FIOS, etc?
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Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
The channel number is basically the frequency the wireless operates on. the default is 11, however certain electronics can interfere with this frequency. By changing it all wireless pc's will probably have to reconnect.
In the past I have had instances where low download rates have been caused by interference on this channel. 6 is a good choice. If you will get in trouble for changing settings then I wouldn't touch it.
Ah right, Thanks for explaining that...

Yeah, to be honest, I don't think my parents would really like me messing with it, especially if they have to re-connect or whatever, they're slightly computer illirerate, so they'll think I've broken it

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this could be a few things. first thing is might want to try to find where the problem lies.

when your getting these slow speeds you might want to try a traceroute. go to start>run>type in cmd
in the dos box type in "tracert www.yahoo.com" without the quotes. what this does is go through and ping each hop along your route 3 times and gives you the delay in ms. if you don't mind posting your results. what we are looking for is one of two things. either big jumps in delay like going from 30ms to all of a sudden 280ms and then from there on out having just as high of latency. this would show you that this one server is have issues and you can see if it is a server on your ISP side or if it is outside your isp's controll.

the other thing you can try is in that same dos box type in "ping -t -l 1400 192.168.1.1" again without the quotes. the -l is an L btw and for the address 192.168.1.1 you would use whatever ip address your internet router is. this is going to ping your router over and over again untill you hit ctrl+c. the point here is to see if your router is dropping packets. you should see preferably 100% packets sent/received. less then that can show an issue with your router. I would say let it run for about 5 min or so and then when you hit ctrl+c it will give you how many sent how many received and what your success rate was.

after that you can try "ping l www.yahoo.com" this way you can see if outside of your own network if your getting dropped packets.


also what type of service do you have? DSL, cable, FIOS, etc?
I tried to Ping Yahoo, and every time I get 'Request Timed Out'.

I also Pinged the Router, Here's my results;



I don't know what this tells you?

I'm assuming it's DSL, The router is plugged into the phone line, that right?

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Ok so I guess I'm the only one that noticed how low both his link quality and and strength are extremely low in the graph he posted?? If you look at the graph he posted his quality is just above 25% but what is worrysome is that the signal strength is below 25%. This will definately have negative effects on his speed as he describes.

You're options are to get a higher quality adapter, or get a PCI card that you can in turn use a "high gain" antenna with to get those numbers up. But as it stands right now you're getting pretty crappy signal which will cause the issues you're experiencing.
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Ok so I guess I'm the only one that noticed how low both his link quality and and strength are extremely low in the graph he posted?? If you look at the graph he posted his quality is just above 25% but what is worrysome is that the signal strength is below 25%. This will definately have negative effects on his speed as he describes.
Good point...I missed that

As for your pings...your ping shouldn't have timed out to yahoo, so somethings not right...could be signal strength. Try moving the router or your PC so they have a better line of signal.
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Ok so I guess I'm the only one that noticed how low both his link quality and and strength are extremely low in the graph he posted?? If you look at the graph he posted his quality is just above 25% but what is worrysome is that the signal strength is below 25%. This will definately have negative effects on his speed as he describes.

You're options are to get a higher quality adapter, or get a PCI card that you can in turn use a "high gain" antenna with to get those numbers up. But as it stands right now you're getting pretty crappy signal which will cause the issues you're experiencing.
saw it but also thought he had it plugged straight in at one point. I can't read today.
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Alright, so you guys think it's the signal?

Howcome at times I get almost all my speed at other times, pretty much none! Can the signal vary that much!?
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It only takes the signal to dip a bit. Signals do vary base on whats in the way (people moving can affect signal strengths). If you have a usb extension cable you could try moving it round the room to find a good signal.
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