wireless range - faulty or not?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I have recently bought a WRT54G. I have a lapi with an Intel Pro Wireless 2100 3a with the latest drivers. I only get a "fair" single strength and can connect @ 1Mbs. I have used NetStumbler and still don't get a decent signal. How can I tell if my Router is faulty?.

    I can connect and browse the internet etc... but just get a cr£p signal :(
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    What version is the firmware on the router as some are known to give a low signal output?
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    i think you'll find the Intel Pro Wireless device has a poor receiver
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Their 2200 B/G mini-PCI card works much better these days. I was at my friend's office recently and I placed my notebook with a WPC54G side-by-side to his new fleet of Toshiba Tecra Centrino notebooks, all with a 2200 B/G mini-PCI card, and my notebook couldn't detect the Buffalo router that was about 100ft away through a couple of brick walls. I changed to my Buffalo card and still nothing, but the Toshiba could maintain a steady connection throughout even though Windows WZC reported a low signal strength.

    Too bad I couldn't convince him to give me one of these Toshibas :p
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I was using the linksys original 2.4.4 (something like that), now i'm using the Sveasoft Satori v4 (downloaded from this links on this site).
    Are the 2100 ProWireless rubbish, because I also have difficulty connecting @ close range (like the ssame room) ??.
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