Best Wireless Card To Buy?
bilwalsh at swbell.net
Wed Aug 29 00:16:46 BST 2007
On 08/28/2007 Jeremy Anderson wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 10:01 +0100, Graham wrote:
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> > > I am currently running Kubuntu Feisty and have a wired connection to a
> > > TP Link TL-WR541G router, which in turn connects to my cable service
> > > through a modem supplied by the cable company (originally Telewest here
> > > in the UK, now Virgin Media).
> > >
> > > At the moment, I have a redudant Mac G4 with an inbuilt Airport
> > > wireless card, but I have found that signal strength is less that good
> > > even running OSX 10 (Tiger). I could install a PPC version of Kubuntu
> > > on that beast and add the hard drive from the Kubuntu box to retain data
> > > if all fails, but for I now find myself having to move my PC to another
> > > part of the house and I wonder if anybody can recommend a suitable
> > > wireless card to get round the inconvenience that would cause.
> > >
> > > I'd be prepared to get another router if I need to get compatible
> > > equipment, but I need some pointers. Any help you can give will be
> > > will be gratefully received.
> > >
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> > > Graham
Have you given any thought that the fault might be with the wireless
router? Where does your router sit? Is/Are the antenna(s) removable?
Moving the router/antenna(s) to a higher level will sometimes help.
Do you have a cordless phone? What frequency is it on?
Many cordless phones use 2.4 GHz. The same as the wireless router uses.
This can cause a lot of problems. We moved up to a 5.8 GHz phone. Solved
our wireless problems.
DO you live in an apartment? How close are the other houses? Can you see
any other wireless networks on your computer?
If you can, go into the router setup and change the channel it works on
to an unused channel. There are eleven channels. Most default to Channel
One out of the box. You will also have to reset your wireless network
settings on your laptop.
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