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Old 01-05-2008, 02:21 PM
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Question wireless speed is slow !

Hello everyone, my name is monty. I have a compaq presario 2100 it has a mobile amd athlon xp 1800 1.5 ghz. i am running 756 mgb of ram. for wireless i have wpc54g wireless linksys card. i am not sure what settings are optimal. everytime it connects it starts at 54 then drops anywhere from 24 to 5.5 . i don't understand some of the settings on it. i tried the tools on the website but it says it running fine. i am at wits end with this thing. other poeple using it say it works good for them. please help someone.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:52 PM
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When this occurs are you:-
1.Using a home network?
2.Using a Hotspot?

If at home are you in the same room as your wireless router/AP or in another room? The construction of the walls can attenuate the signal by quite a large amount and in order to keep your wireless link activate your Data Rate will be reduced to a suitable level.
The more people using the AP at the same time will also reduce the Data Rate as will anyone using an 802.11b device on a mixed b/g network.
Interference from other 2.4GHz wireless devices can also cause a reduction.

If you are using a Hotspot you will find similar rules apply and the further you are from the Hotspot will also cause a reduction in Data rate.
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