I am currently on a satellite internet connection which doesn't run particularly fast but it does the job.
I brought a Belkin wireless router [Intel(R) Wifi Link 5100 AGN] so that the rest of the house would be able to get the internet rather then just my desktop. While the download rate is the same I have trouble establishing a connection sometimes.
It will say it is connected to the network but when I have try to load internet pages I have to refresh a bunch of times to finally get the page to start loading, and it's the same with downloads or IM.
I didn't have this problem before the wireless router, but I really need the house to be networked.
Is there any program I could run or perhaps a few settings I could change that could get my internet working the way it should.
And by the way, it happens on all computers I've tried it on, my laptop, and 2 desktops do the same thing so I know its the router.
OK, I checked my download and upload speed and they are as listed:
Download :: 135 Kbps or 0.14 Mbps (16 kB/s)
Upload :: 282 Kbps or 0.3 Mbps (34 kB/s)
The speed that everything runs at isn't actually affected, it's just that sometimes it doesn't connect. Once a download has commenced everything runs fine, and downloads have even reached speeds of up to 200 kB/s.
How would I go about updating my belkin router? I've run the install disks but that's all.
My satellite provider is ipstar (that's the name on the modem)
I've had the satellite for over 2 years now and I'm on a 2gb off peak 1gb on peak plan. I know its small but its the bst I can get for where I live.
I've actually had the wireless router in for a year now, but up until this point I've endured it. Its just gotten too much, and complaints about the inconsitency is too much