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54mbps wireless question

Q: 54mbps wireless question

Not a problem as such, just something I wondered whilst bored the other day.

If I had a 54mbps wireless router, with 1 client connected wirelessly, the computer would get the full 54mbps.
If I had 2 computers connected wirelessly, would both have 54mbps or would both ahve a throughput of somewhere nearer 27mbps?

As I said, just something I wondered about that may be helpful at a later time.

- Jack

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I have installed drivers to latest etc but still cannot get back to the speeds I should be getting on my 50Meg BB.

Nothing has changed with the router or anything so am at a loss as to why this has suddenly happened.

Help please!

A:Wireless N only getting 54mbps

try releasing control from the application that came with the wireless device and turning it back over to windows, or vice versa, whichever may be the case. This is usually a application oriented problem in my experience and not a hardware oriented once (unless signal strength is an issue)

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A:Wireless Connection ONLY 54MBps

Just to make sure your wireless adapter is wireless N also? If so then you might want to check your wireless settings. I had a similar problem with mine. When in mixed mode it would cut my rate down to 36Mbps instead of 54MBps despite my adapter being G like the router. When I would set it to G only everything was fine. Maybe you're having the same issue.

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A:Netgear WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

Disable encryption and MAC Address filtering on the router and try to connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect. If unsuccessful please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/netgear-wg111v2-54mbps-wireless-usb-2-0-adapter.801386/
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Device Model Number

You need to tell people more about the device you may get help quicker.

Try to post the model number there are a lot of products made by Zonet. So there is no chance of help by just saying the product manufacturer.
 

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have you tried installing from device manager
you should have a yellow ? or ! right click and install from there and then point to the CD driver
 

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A:Win 7 connecting to n router @54mbps

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeshot


My HP mini 110 with win7 starter edition is connecting to a linksys wrt120n router at 54 mbps with router right next to computer. this router replaced my linksys g router. This is my first post to a forum, let me know if did anything wrong and I will correct it.


We could use some system specs to know what hardware we are dealing with. Is the pc wifi card "n" as well?

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The ADSL mdoem is probably looking for the MAC address of your computer (which had normally been the first device modem connected to till now). The MAC address is unique hardware address assigned every network adapter.
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A:another wireless question

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/another-wireless-question.1012751/
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A:Wireless question

I'd suggest speaking to the family member and having them juice the signal from the router.
Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit
This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
 

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i donot understand your question
what i think you are asking for is the status of network connection window?
i believe this is what you are looking for?

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A:pci wireless question

jimboy said:

Hi, I have a few questions about the pci wireless device. My cousin has a laptop on their house and she can get a wi-fi access free from the neighbor. They also has a desktop and paying for a dial-up internet. Since they have a free wi-fi on their house, I suggest they just buy a pci wireless adapter and install it in the desktop ao they can have free internet and faster.

The product I'm talking about is this:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...43959?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

And one more thing. Here is the device:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3350612&CatId=2691

I know that is built for the purpose of laptop but do you think it will be best if I buy that compare to the pci?

Which one is better pci wireless or usb wireless for desktop pc?

And also, since they are just gonna use the internet for free, will the settings on how to connect the internet same with the laptop?

Thank so much. I prefer the USB thing but I'm afraid it might not work in desktop pc.

Please advise. Thanks so much!! Click to expand...

Since using their neighbor's Internet access is not sanctioned by the ISP, I don't think anybody here is going to help you on this matter. Sorry......

I suggest you read the forum rules.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pci-wireless-question.645509/
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A:wireless question

do you have any firewalls? what games are you playing?
 

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A:A wireless question

No, wireless is not safe. Since you are asking the question, then it will probably be even more insecure.
No, no wireless device can work with a hub. They do work with wireless access points and wireless routers.
 

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A:Wireless Question

I like your explanation personally!

You might show them the picture below of WiFi channel overlap. It should point out the fallacy of too many AP's in a small place.

You could consider 802.11a for the second network, it runs on a totally different frequency spectrum. You can also consider 802.11n, it runs on both of these frequency bands.

The best you can do with the 11 channels available is probably 1, 4, 8, and 11, and make sure that the none of the adjacent channel allocations are next to each other physically.
 

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A:Wireless question

No, you will need a wireless adaptor for each of your computers.
 

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A:wireless question?

Here two lists of choices from NewEgg.
Assuming this is a standard desktop. Youn can use USB or PCI card.

USB adapters:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...s&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&Order=PRICE

I am using the TrendNetI 424 UB on an old minicase desktop without any problems.
PCI cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=False&Order=PRICE

I have a full case desktop that uses the TrendNet 423PI 32 bit card without any problems.
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Wireless N router choose a wireless N adapter.
 

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Welcome to TSF.

My guess is that the data bandwidth for the cell phone today can only go as fast as our regular phone lines. Unlike wireless where it's actually getting high speed access (DSL, Cable, T1/T3, etc.).

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A:Wireless ISP Question

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A:wireless question

I wouldn't recommend either of those cards personally, but then again, what do I know, I just work with wireless networks every day. I'd recommend something from Linksys, Dlink or Netgear, in that order. I'd also recommend using a USB adapter rather than a PCI card. PCI cards tend to be less effective since the computer case tends to act as a large amount of interference. With a USB adapter, you have the ability to place the adapter a few feet away from the comp and get it in a place where it will get optimal signal. Again, thats just my professional opinion, so take it as you will.

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What do you mean about Internet connection campgrounds? Do you min that you can still connect to the Internet even if you are away from the campground wherein the Internet connection goes?
 

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A:Really quick wireless i-net question

http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/785904-quick-wireless-i-net-question.html

duplicate thread - please only enter once
see my reply here

I have closed this thread
 

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how do i get internet on xbox from computer 2 without running wireless from it or ethernet.
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A:i got a doosy question about wireless.

use ICS or Bridging - what windows version do you have on computer 2
TURN ON ICS

XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/crawford_02july01.mspx

General
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing

VISTA
http://www.windowsreference.com/win...ternet-connection-sharing-ics-setup-in-vista/
Bridging two network connections:
Make sure the secondary connection has DHCP enabled.
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Holding the Ctrl key, select the second connection to be used in the bridge by left clicking on it.
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Do you have a firewall running on your local pc? Even sp2 firewall?

If you go to a cmd prompt and type ipconfig /all and press enter do you have a gateway, dns server, and ip address?

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A:Wireless Problem Question

Hi,

It could be an IP conflict. Is you internet setting set to automatically obtain a ip address?

Jay.

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A:question about wireless router

Sorry, but this is against the terms of service for the ISP, and we don't assist with this kind of issue here at TSG.

Closed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-about-wireless-router.819332/
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A:wireless connection question?

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Network Address Translation

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A:Question about wireless connection

As thats only 12MB I wouldn't be that worried.... Are you sure these 2 sites don't have larger content?
 

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A:USB Wireless Adapter Question

6 feet and wire is out of the question?

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My daughter has a linksys USB adapter (wireless B) and she has no problems connecting to the network. I did have to change from WEP to WPA though as wep was given me intermitent connections.

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A:Solved: USB Wireless Question

First off, dissimilar brands will only connect at the standard maximum, probably 54mbit since that's the 2WIRE 802.11g maximum speed. Those "turbo" speeds are only with the same brand hardware, both with the same features.

As far as the 24mbit connection, wireless is subject to a wide array of issues that will reduce the speed. If you want performance, connect the cable.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-usb-wireless-question.681874/
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A:Wireless Connection question

Your fist post on this issue is in the best place tpm.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/241873/wireless-connection-question/
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A:Wireless G connection question.

Yes, there is a way. Assign a static ip address to the network adapter.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/41261-wireless-g-connection-question.html
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Despite the advice, I personally would like to turn it off when not using it, but I would like to get a response from the Tech Intellects on the forums.

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A:Wireless Modem Question.

Personally, I'm a leave it on all the time man. The modem and router consume very little energy, the big energy users are your computers and monitors.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-modem-question.898117/
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When I go into the router to set a wireless password, I choose WEP password (it says basic beside it), then it gives me 2 options:

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Here enlies the problem: I cannot connect wirelessly when there is a password (both 64, 128 Hex or ASCII), but when I remove the password I am fine.

Sorry, the problem isn't that I can't connect - it connects and says i'm connected, but when I open my safari it says "you are not connected to the internet".

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A:Wireless Router Question

If your computer supports WPA, quit messing around with the less secure WEP.

With WEP stay away from the ASCII password that gets translated to a key; different manufacturer's sometimes translate differently. You're sure that you didn't mistype the 64- or 128-bit hex key in the Mac?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-router-question.492760/
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A:Wireless bridge question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by koch1ar


I have my router on the main level of my house and my bedroom is in my basement. Normally my laptop has 2-3bars of strength but if I'm lucky it will jump up for some reason. I have no problem with this, just some FYI for you guys.

Problem 1: Ps3 keeps timing out obtaining IP address. I can get it to work by plugging it into LAN then changing the settings back to WIFI. When I put my Ps3 bck in my room it will only maintain a connection for a few days then I need to repeat the process. Connection percentage is between 40%-70%.

Problem 2: My desktop will be moved to my basement as soon as I get it WIFI compatible.

Running a cable is out of the question. I just want something stable and that will support both my Ps3 and Desktop. My router isn't the best so theoretically I should just replace it, but I'm not sure if that would solve the signal/stability issue with my Ps3 and a new router won't help with putting my desktop downstairs.
Newegg.com - D-Link DAP-1522 Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point - Wireless AP / Bridges Does this look like the best solution to my problem? Could I buy another router to use to just receive a wireless signal? I think that this would receive better then my Ps3

Thanks in advance. Sorry for the rambling, it's who I am, get used to it


Hi and welcome

that wasnt even close to rambling.

there are a few options. One is a reepeater (like a router but boosts the signal). If you are going to move the desktop then the "N" router should give some additonal strength and stabiliy over the a,b,g, router you now have.

The other thing I am wondering about is are you using homegroup for networking?

Thanks

Ken J+

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/43550-wireless-bridge-question.html
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A:Wireless card, XP question

Is it built-in wireless or an aftermarket network card?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wireless-card-xp-question.175383/
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Cheers,
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A:Wireless router question

Flea said:

I have a wireless-g network card but our house has a wireless-b router. Is this a problem? It's working right now, but the speed is really bad (the signal strength goes from no signal to very low). My laptop with a b/g card works fine down here.

If the b/g thing isn't the problem, the only other thing I can think of is this card has a very poor strength. It's a Netgear WG311 v3, anyone know if this is a bad card?

Cheers,
ChrisClick to expand...

It shouldn't be a problem. The signal strenghth comes from the router. You may want to try moving your PC around a bit to find the best signal strength in case there are some walls/floors interfering.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-router-question.498503/
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A:Wireless Network Question!

You need to open ports for that Remote Admin to work correctly. It should tell you which ports. I don't use that software anymore, since you got it free with XP Pro Remote Desktop works much better..

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A:simple wireless question

That message is normal if your ethernet connection is enabled but is not connected to something. On my laptop I keep that connection disabled since I seldom use the ethernet. The trick then is to remember to enable it soon after connecting via wire.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/simple-wireless-question.535611/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-router-question.555580/
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A:wireless antenna question

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-antenna-question.917005/
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A:Wireless Router Question?

Since you already have a working router, why not just add a hi-gain antenna or booster to it?
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Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-router-question.897197/
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