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post #1 of 23
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Without changing my wireless router, is there a way to get faster wireless internet by getting some sort of better wireless adapter? right now I have some stupid netgear usb stick and I'm only getting 4 out of 5 bars for internet.
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post #2 of 23
How far from the router are you? Which router do you have? Are they compatible i.e. Router is set to wireless B and your stick is N. You can get a better wireless adapter or extender for your router. And of course how fast service are you paying for?
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ethernet cable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tquintana2 View Post
ethernet cable.

+ Google DNS
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post #5 of 23
4/5 bars isn't limiting your internet speed. I'm sitting here at 3/5, and I'm getting my full speeds.

If you want faster internet, you'll have to buy a faster package from your ISP.
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post #6 of 23
I would see how many dropped packets you have and the single strength. You could just buy a better adapter.
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post #7 of 23
You will need more money to pay for a faster internet connection. Also I found that G would not max out my 15MB connection so I needed to upgrade to N and it maxed out my connection which is on the end of the router and the receiver...
Edited by Exostenza - 2/21/11 at 5:06pm
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post #8 of 23
cable.
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Either an Ethernet cable, which I doubt will do much in your case. Or, you will have to upgrade to a better package from your ISP.
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post #10 of 23
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sorry for not putting enough info

I'm using a usb 2.0 netgear WG111v2 wireless adapter

it says my speed is 54.0 mbps

my wireless router is a 2701hg-b gateway (AT&T) and it's located in the kitchen and I'm in my room lol it's a one story house. Recently I've noticed the internet being much slower. And overall the internet hasnt ever been really fast anyways.
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