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TP Link Powerline with Wifi - No Wifi performance boost...?

Question: TP Link Powerline with Wifi - No Wifi performance boost...?

Hi there.
Over the weekend I picked up a set of TP Link WPA4220 Powerline (with Wifi) Extenders and a pair of TL PA-411 wired extenders.
This should give me wired extenders in 3 rooms and a wifi boost in one of those rooms. The wired system all works fine but the wifi is a different matter.
The wifi extender is paired to the same SSID as my main Sky router and I can see both devices working properly, however there is absolutely no performance improvement in the room(s) which previously had patchy wifi and now have the wifi extender in. It's like the extender is having no impact at all.
Wifi quality on my Galaxy Note 2 and wife's Iphone 4s have not improved with the addition of the wifi extender.
The internet on the xbox360 in my son's room was sketchy on wifi without the extender, and there was no improvement with the wifi extender switched on, so I have hardwired this now.
I tested the kit with some speed tests around the house via speedtest.net, using both wired and wireless on a laptop and wireless on my phone, and all speeds and pings are almost identical with the TP Link wifi extender switched on or off.
I then used an Android app called Wifi Analyzer which can see the main router and TP Link extender and reports on both.
The Sky router signal sits at -40db ("excellent") when next to it, dropping to -60 ("medium") when in the bedroom with patchy wifi (and the extender in it).
The TP Link wifi signal is sat at -60 (+/-3) all the time in the bedroom and drops lower as you move downstairs (to be expected).
This indicates to me it is offering no increase in performance at all. It's not taking up the slack where the router signal quality is starting to drop. In fact, the signal strength from the BT Home Hub 5 doors down is as good as that coming from the TP link...
So it appears the wifi element is extremely weak and has no use at all. Or am I missing something here?
Is there an alternative product on the market that would do the job better? I'm likely going to return the wifi extender and get a wired one.
I basically want what the TP Link claims to be, but one that actually does boost/extend the signal quality...
Thanks!

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Answer: TP Link Powerline with Wifi - No Wifi performance boost...?

It sounds like you are still connecting to your router rather than the extender.
I have a range extender and the SSID is the same as the router but with _EXT tagged on the end so in order to connect a device to it I have to go into windows networking and attach to the extender otherwise it will automatically attach to the router as in the past but I guess you have already tried this.

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Can you add an additional (third) adaptor to the TP-Link 300Mbps AV500 WiFi Powerline to further extend its use around the home?

Answer:P-Link 300Mbps AV500 WiFi Powerline

tullochkempe62,
I've successfully added a third TP-Link 200Mbps AV200 WiFi Powerline to a TP-Link Starter AV200 kit, so I can't see why it shouldn't work in the same manner with your TP-Link 300Mbps AV500 WiFi Powerline adaptors.
Peter.

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Hi there, I recently bought the TP-Link Powerline Adapter to extend the range of the wifi signal into the top floor. I have a BT router and a packard bell laptop with windows 8.1. It did work very well with the ethernet cable.
I do need it to work wirelessly though.
I can connect the the adapter to the internet, however it says that the wifi does not have a valid ip configuration and that the network is not identified.
Please help me!

Answer:TP-Link Powerline Adapter (TL-WPA281) wifi does not have a valid ip configuration

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Hi ! Researchers Find Way to Boost WiFi Performance 400-700 Percent
"As many WiFi users know, WiFi performance is often poor in areas where there are a lot of users, such as airports or coffee shops.
But researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new software program, called WiFox, which can be incorporated into existing networks and expedites data traffic in large audience WiFi environments, improving data throughput by up to 700 percent.
WiFi traffic gets slowed down in high-population environments because computer users and the WiFi access point they are connected to have to send data back and forth via a single channel.
If a large number of users are submitting data requests on that channel, it is more difficult for the access point to send them back the data they requested.
Similarly, if the access point is permanently given a high priority, enabling it to override user requests in order to send out its data, users would have trouble submitting their data requests.
Either way, things slow down when there is a data traffic jam on the shared channel.
Now NC State researchers have created WiFox, which monitors the amount of traffic on a WiFi channel and grants an access point priority to send its data when it detects that the access point is developing a backlog of data.
The amount of priority the access point is given depends on the size of the backlog, the longer the backlog, the higher the priority.
In effect, the program ... Read more

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I am considering using a powerline system to give me additional wifi cover, but I am unclear how the available wifi connection is protected. They make a great deal of encrypting the traffic over the power circuit, but no mention is made of protecting the wifi connection. Surely, the risk with these is the same as with a wireless router?

Anyone got any experience of this?

Answer:Wifi over Powerline - security - e.g. Devolo dLAN 500 Mbps WiFi

They did a review of it here Devolo dLAN 500 AV Wireless+ Review | Expert Reviews.

In the review they mention it comes with a default password that you can change later.

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Hi Guys,
This is Viral. I am using an Acer laptop model ASPIRE 4736 since the last five years. There haven't been much issues with it. except for the battery and thats it. But recently, since last two weeks I noticed that my Wifi would stop blinking after sometime after I start my laptop and then it wouldn't work even when I try to turn on and turn off the Wifi switch(it doesn't respond anything). I tried searching the net for this issue using my office laptop and found that a system restore would help to solve this issue. Since I remembered that I updated Java as well as there was this ad software which got installed and I had unistalled it. So I did a system restore and then when I opened the device manager, I am not able to see intel r wifi link 5100 driver on it. I tried restarting my laptop and did everything and couldn't find the driver(it was there before the system restore). But later on the same day, the driver got installed automatically and the WiFi started working but only for a couple of minutes after the restart and then it stopped. So  I did the system restore again to the date when everything was working perfectly and when i did that, again my intel r wifi link 5100 driver is not shown on the device manager(network adapters). I don't if it would automatically get installed or not but its sure that the WiFi issue still be there. So can you please help with this issue?
1. Help me get the intel r wifi link 5100 driver back
2. Help me the solve the WiFi issue... Read more

Answer:Issues with WiFi as intel r wifi link 5100 is not installed after d systm restor

Select Model, Select Operating System, Download your Drivers
 
There is also a hardware detection tool to assist you.
 
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
 
If the software is listed in add/remove programs; Uninstall it.
 
If the device is listed in device manager; uninstall it.

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Hi Guys,
This is Viral. I am using an Acer laptop model ASPIRE 4736 since the last five years. There haven't been much issues with it. except for the battery and thats it. But recently, since last two weeks I noticed that my Wifi would stop blinking after sometime after I start my laptop and then it wouldn't work even when I try to turn on and turn off the Wifi switch(it doesn't respond anything). I tried searching the net for this issue using my office laptop and found that a system restore would help to solve this issue. Since I remembered that I updated Java as well as there was this ad software which got installed and I had unistalled it. So I did a system restore and then when I opened the device manager, I am not able to see intel r wifi link 5100 driver on it. I tried restarting my laptop and did everything and couldn't find the driver(it was there before the system restore). But later on the same day, the driver got installed automatically and the WiFi started working but only for a couple of minutes after the restart and then it stopped. So  I did the system restore again to the date when everything was working perfectly and when i did that, again my intel r wifi link 5100 driver is not shown on the device manager(network adapters). I don't if it would automatically get installed or not but its sure that the WiFi issue still be there. So can you please help with this issue?
1. Help me get the intel r wifi link 5100 driver back
2. Help me the solve the WiFi issue... Read more

Answer:Issues with WiFi as intel r wifi link 5100 is not installed after d systm restor

Select Model, Select Operating System, Download your Drivers
 
There is also a hardware detection tool to assist you.
 
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
 
If the software is listed in add/remove programs; Uninstall it.
 
If the device is listed in device manager; uninstall it.

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I bought my Lenovo T500 last year in summer (2009). It came with a b/g wifi card and I want to upgrade it to Intel Wifi Link 5300 but it seems lenovo.com has stopped selling this card. I also heard that not all 5300 cards are compatible with Lenovo Thinkpads. Could anyone tell me if this card is compatible or not? If not, any suggestions?http://www.amazon.com/Intel-533ANMMWW-Wifi-Link-5300/dp/B001CXT6NQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1284... Thank You. 

Answer:Wifi Upgrade to Intel Wifi Link 5300

Hi and welcome to the forum!It will work but the card must be lenovo approved as far as I know, following will definitely work:- http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=t500+intel+5300&_sacat=See-All-Categor...Not so sure about the one you linked to though.Hope it helps.





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Hey,
I recently bought a D-link wifi card DWA-582.
I also have a Powerline connection to my PC,via electricity network.
Im unsure wether this question has been asked somewhere else, if it has excuse me for the double post.
I would like to setup the Powerline as the main connection, and the Wifi as a backup connection in case off loss of connection.
I've looked trough the network utilities, but havent found anyway off doin this.
Is this possible in any way? Thx in advance.

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Hi there, I own a D-link DHP-307AV powerline network adapter and I had a quick question regarding its properties.
The router in the house I am currently living in is setup on the main floor; I have directly connected the powerline network adapter into it via Ethernet port.
The second adapter is on the second floor in my room connecting to various devices at different times.
One of my roommates (who also lives on the second floor) has declared that the device is ?hogging? all the bandwidth creating slow Internet for him. After checking with the other 2 roommates (house of 4: 1 on second floor & 1 in basement) they both stated they had no Internet problems.
Essentially I am curious if the device has any correlation with this roommate's Internet connectivity? And does the device in fact ?hog? bandwidth?
Thank you.
 

Answer:Powerline and WIFI inquiry

yes, a device streaming or downloading will hog a lot of the bandwidth
but everyone should see the issue, of course depends on what they are doing

are you the only one using the poerline ?
 

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Hi
I have a modem router downstairs throwing out a 5ghz ssid and also a 2.4ghz ssid. Was thinking of using power line adaptor from modem router to upstairs to connect to another wireless router to improve WiFi signal upstairs. However I see there are new power line adaptors that create a new WiFi signal using house wiring as one connects by Ethernet to modem router and then plug the other adaptor upstairs. Thing is does the adaptor plugged upstairs throw out both ssids?

Answer:powerline WiFi adapters speed

Yes if you buy the correct ones click here

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I have installed a BT extender Flex 1000 powerline kit with one end next to router and one end next to TV. Works well. However with a 1m thick wall between router and kitchen. Can I plug in a device to give me a wifi hotspot using the powerline created network so I can use devices in the kitchen on wifi?!?

Answer:BT powerline extender wifi hotspot

yes as long as kitchen is on same ring main as the one next to the router.

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I'm attempting to build my own gaming computer but it doesn't come with any native wifi support so would it be faster to get a wireless adaptor for USB or to get a powerline adaptor (as my computer will be situated quite far from my hub) and then access internet by ethernet cable?

Answer:Wifi or Powerline adapter + Ethernet?

I have been given the impression that second option is the faster as with, for example, a PS2 Mouse over a wireless mouse or a USB one

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At home I have a Zyxel 802.11n router with a laptop and printer connected by WiFi, there's also a wired connection to a NAS.
The router is plugged into a powerline ethernet adapter.
In the other part of the house is a secont powerline ethernet adaptor which is linked to a Zyxel gigabit ethernet switch.
Off the switch is a PC and CCTV DVR.
I can see the printer & NAS from the laptop, but I can't ping the PC or DVR from the laptop when connected by WiFi or cabled to the router, but if I connect the laptop to the switch I can see everything on the network.
I've come to the conclusion that the powerline adaptors are somehow blocking communication, although the PC can see the printer and connect to the net.
both the PC & laptop are running Windows 7 home

Answer:WiFi and Powerline Ethernet problem

I foud the easy way to overcome this was to replace the adaptors and used an extension ethernet cable I used a 15m but can obtain longer ( purchased from local tv shop ) run from downstairs to upstairs. My results were full speeds without any loss of signal

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Hello, does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade your wifi Lenovo R500 from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. Reference to buy:  http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth.html Reference that is in inside the laptop/:- The Long one.http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/wifi-link-5100-brief.html













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Answer:Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Welcome to the forum!
 
You'll need a modded BIOS in order to use that card in R500. Stock BIOS will not allow the machine to boot with it.
 

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Hi
I need to create a wifi signal from a powerline adapter. Is this possible and if so what do I need.
Thanks

Answer:Need to create a wifi network from a powerline adapter

I should probably provide more information. I have a main router which is plugged into a powerline adapater. The router does not have wifi (and I can't get one which does have wifi - don't ask). In another room I have a powerline adapter and this works fine for wired internet. What I want is to be able to turn wifi on or off in that second room. Are there any powerline adapters which take the internet connection from the powerlines and turn it into wifi?
I have tried pluging a wirless dsl router into the powerline adapter but it does not have an internet connection when I do this.
Any help would be great. thanks.

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Hi, in the house I just moved in (two floors) theres a problem with the walls and although the distance is not big, the wifi drops to 1 line in my room. We tried extender, it is quite fine, but my neighbour cant play games so we rather invest to something better.
Powerlines are better since the signal should not drop as it uses the power cables.
So I read this one
click here rather good.
However my laptop's ethernet socket (well, where you plug in the cable) is proken, so my laptop can use only a wifi.
At home i have this touter which works good click here despite being cheap. but its only 300Mbs so
I was wondering, does it make sense to invest into an expensive extender (1200Mbs but actually im not 100% sure the 1200 is the Mbs or whatever the AV means next to the numbers) and then cheaper 300Mbs router?
Or should I just buy also a 500Mbs Powerline adapter and it will be the same as the touter might slow it down with its 300Mbs?
Thanks in advance!
All i want is a reliable connection and to watch HD.
is

Answer:Powerline Extender (without wifi) connected to router (300Mbs)

You will be lucky to get 300Mbs whatever you use so go for the cheaper option.

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Hi. I've set up my laptop to connect wirelessly onto our bt broadband network. I put a wireless card into the BTmodem. Everything works - but - it's the old problem of poor signal strength in a solid brick Victorian house. For various reasons I can't change the location of the base station, nor can I go knocking brick walls down. What's the best thing I can buy to boost the signal (or is it just a lost cause when we're talking brick walls?) I've seen things advertised that look like antennae - but because I did wifi through a slot in card, where and how would I attach such a booster? Is there another type? Many thanks!

Answer:best way to boost wifi

Would this work?click here

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I was a little puzzled by part of the answer in the current issue (February 2014) to the magazine's Helproom question headed "Powerline Adapters". You stated that the adapter should be given a channel number "that's as far away as possible from that of the main wi-fi router".
My set-up includes a TP-Link WiFi Range Extender (TL-WA850RE). When this connects to my wifi router, it automatically assumes the SAME channel number as the router, and in fact there is no option on the web-based configuration management pages to change it. And if the router channel is changed, the Range Extender automatically follows.
As far as I can tell, there is no interference caused between the two. The only slight disadvantage I can see is that once a device has latched onto one of the signals, it stays connected to the original source even if moved close to the alternative.
So my question I guess is - is the Range Extender operating correctly, or is there some setting I've missed that would allow the channel to be set so that it doesn't interfere of weaken the source signal?
(Apologies - originally posted in wrong forum)

Answer:WiFi Powerline Adapters Range Extenders - Channel setting

"You stated that the adapter should be given a channel number "that's as far away as possible from that of the main wi-fi router"."
That's the wrong advice for wireless extenders. The channel number should always be the same as the router's. So, your setup is working as it should.
"The only slight disadvantage I can see is that once a device has latched onto one of the signals, it stays connected to the original source even if moved close to the alternative."
When the signal becomes too weak it's unusable then the wireless client should then latch on to the stronger signal. Can you test this? Are you having wireless connection problems?

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I was a little surprised by part of the answer in the current issue (February 2014) to the magazine's Helproom question headed "Powerline Adapters". You stated that the adapter should be given a channel number "that's as far away as possible from that of the main wi-fi router".
My set-up includes a TP-Link WiFi Range Extender (TL-WA850RE). When this connects to my wifi router, it automatically assumes the SAME channel number as the router, and in fact there is no option on the web-based configuration management pages to change it. And if the router channel is changed, the Range Extender automatically follows.
As far as I can tell, there is no interference caused between the two. The only slight disadvantage I can see is that once a device has latched onto one of the signals, it stays connected to the original source even if moved close to the alternative.
So my question I guess is - is the Range Extender operating correctly, or is there some setting I've missed that would allow the channel to be set so that it doesn't interfere of weaken the source signal?

Answer:WiFi Powerline Adapters Range Extenders - Channel setting

Aplologies - I posted this in the wrong forum - now located on Networking Help forum.

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Question: Boost Wifi Signal

Hello, I have a wireless router that rests across the house next to the modem. The signal is too weak to reach to the other side of the house. Is there a way to boost the signal so I can get wifi from across the house or any other way to get an internet connection without several fifty foot wires going across the house? All suggestions are appreciated, Thank you.
 

Answer:Boost Wifi Signal

Products like these can do the job.

Others may have more appropriate suggestions though.
 

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Question: boost wifi signal

hello
is there any way i can boost a wifi sgnal.i have a cheap tablet which connects to my wifi when i am in the same room as the modem.the minute i go to the next room the tablet loses the wifi signal.please help
 

Answer:boost wifi signal

Hello,

Here's some tips from Microsoft's website on boosting wifi signal. Some of these ideas seem like they might work for you. Here's the link http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/wirelesstips.aspx#fbid=ItwYczqIMTp
 

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Hi all, I am using windows 8 in my laptop and Ubuntu in my desktop PC. In the desktop, I used to browse the internet by connecting LAN cable. and using WiFi on my laptop. I am using Acanac's unlimited internet plans in Quebec. The browsing speed is comparatively high in Ubuntu than windows 8. Is there any mechanism to boost the browsing speed in windows 8? I am not very familiar with Ubuntu. Most of the times I use my laptop to browse. If you have any solution, please put it here.

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Hi all, I am using windows 8 in my laptop and Ubuntu in my desktop PC. In the desktop, I used to browse the internet by connecting LAN cable. and using WiFi on my laptop. I am using Acanac's unlimited internet plans in Quebec. The browsing speed is comparatively high in Ubuntu than windows 8. Is there any mechanism to boost the browsing speed in windows 8? I am not very familiar with Ubuntu. Most of the times I use my laptop to browse. If you have any solution, please put it here.

Answer:To boost WiFi speed

Please read the article at below link.Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet: How Much Better is a Wired Connection?http://www.howtogeek.com/217463/wi-fi-vs.-ethernet-how-much-better-is-a-wired-connection/

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Ive been getting latency lately while playing wow, due to the addition of another computer using our verizon fiber optic internet. Is there a program out there that could boost my internet speed and possibly help me get more out of a connection that is already pretty fast? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Can I boost wifi Speed

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Ok, so I have a linksys WRT54G router directly connected to one desktop in one room and another desktop in another room on the other side of the house connected via usb stick type wifi adapter. Unfortunately at this distance and with so many walls in between (two of them concrete) the wifi signal is weak at best but usually non existent. So my question is what is the best way to boost my routers wifi signal?
 

Answer:Best way to boost wifi signal

1.Install Buffalo or ddwrt and there's a tab in there to boost signal strenght.. Don't boost too high, you might fry your router.

2.Change your wireless channel.

Wireless routers can broadcast on several different channels, similar to the way radio stations use different channels. In the United States and Canada, these channels are 1, 6, and 11. Just like you'll sometimes hear interference on one radio station while another is perfectly clear, sometimes one wireless channel is clearer than others. Try changing your wireless router's channel through your router's configuration page to see if your signal strength improves. You don't need to change your computer's configuration, because it'll automatically detect the new channel.

3. Reduce wireless interference.

If you have cordless phones or other wireless electronics in your home, your computer might not be able to "hear" your router over the noise from the other wireless devices. To quiet the noise, avoid wireless electronics that use the 2.4GHz frequency. Instead, look for cordless phones that use the 5.8GHz or 900MHz frequencies.
 

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I have an older Linksys wireless router and cable Internet. I use a Roku player, stream through computers and use an iPad2. I notice some slow streaming and stopping and starting sometimes. Is there a way to boost my wifi strength? Perhaps that is not the best wording, but I am hoping you techy people will know what I mean. I am pretty savvy about some tech things, but on this, I don't know what will improve my wifi use--better router--signal "booster"--?
Here are some facts:
Download speed=7.64Mbps (7.06 when I checked on laptop using wifi)
Upload speed=48 Mbps
Ping=44 ms (50 when I checked on laptop using wifi)

Linksys router WRT54G
Wireless Broadband Router v.1.02.5

Thanks for any/all help!
 

Answer:How to boost my wifi for streaming, etc.?

Wireless G is not going to get much faster than that sorry to say. It also depends largely on the service provider and the bandwidth you purchased.
 

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hi please helpi currently have a netgear DG834GT wireless router provided by my isp SKY.i tried geting a new router but i have found out that you cannot use any other router than the one supplied by sky.the signal is ok but now i am using a laptop and wireless xbox 360 for gaming, and down one floor and one rom away the signal can be awfull.please can someone help. i aint very technically minded and so was wondering was the best thing to do or to buy. i have heard of booster arials and wireless access points but i really dont now what to get and what to do with them. please can someone recommend whai can use and do!! thanks in advance:)

Answer:boost wifi signal help

It might be worth looking at "Homeplug" networking via the mains electrical wiring. Connect a Homeplug to your router by ethernet cable and then plug in a second one in the remote location; this could be a second 'wired' one or a 'wireless' one to give you wireless networking from the Laptop. click here

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Is it Possible to boost your wifi to 800 metres? Basically I've been playing the new pokemon go and the local signal is not man enough for the job, i can connect and play the game from my home via the wifi but as soon as i head outside and switch over to the mobile data the app fails to connect. Over in the major towns I've been able to walk out of work and play the game fine on mobile data but here in my village it rarely connects, fails to load map data and when it does it's not stable enough for me to fight the gym here.
I was wandering if there was a way to give myself the coverage i need by boosting my wifi signal to such a range that i could connect to it from the other side of the viallge. An 800m radius would go out just beyond the village in one direction and way out in the other but would serve my purposes.
Can it be done from a technical stand point? Is it commercially available to buy? and what kind of price are we talking about?
This link to amazon is as far as i got doing my own research but these products are not something i can fully understand myself.
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Answer:Is it Possible to boost your wifi to 800 metres?

Is it Possible to boost your wifi to 800 metres?

No, it's not something you can achieve yourself with affordable equipment.

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This problem has driven me nuts. I can never get consistent wifi in my home. I don't know if its because of the concrete walls with rebar inside them or what, but after two rooms I get literally zero wireless signal with my E3000 or WRT54G running boosted signals. Is there some router I can buy that just blasts the strongest signal possible?
 

Answer:Need to boost wifi signal

You could try getting a second router and setting it to repeat your wireless signal.
 

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Hey guys,
quick rundown
1.just bought dell e1705 and linksey's 54mbps wireless G router
2.connection type-charter high speed "3 meg" connected to destop pc.
Now my problem,not getting very good speed on laptop while surfing"around 34 mbps"
the linksey's is set up in my wash room on a shelf about 6ft high.My question, is there a better place to put it so I could recieve a great signal throughout my home,or do I just need to buy some antenna extender's or a faster wireless router "108 mbs",or can I make some kind of homade antenna or extender for the wireless router.
thanks
 

Answer:Can I boost my Wifi signal?

If I were buying a wireless setup for my home right now, i would probably try to find one of pre-n models out now.
from what i've read, they are pretty good with range and speed.

if i could live with the slowness/laggyness for a while, i would probably wait until the final 802.11n spec is released and get one of those setups.

you could try antenna's but i haven't had the greatest luck with them. some people have had better though.
not sure i helped any, but personally i would go 'n' as much as i could.
 

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Can anyone recommend a simple and inexpensive way to boost the WiFi reception signal strength of a Laptop.

When I am away from the office I often use WiFi Hotspots to connect to the Internet. Some Hotspots are very good and provide a good signal, but the strength of other Hotspot signals is often very poor. If you check the signal strength it is often so weak that connection is not possible or frequently drops out.

If possible I would prefer not to change the WiFi card in the Laptop but rather use something like an antenna to boost the received signal.

TiA

T.
 

Answer:Boost WiFi Signal to Laptop

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I recently had Comcast XFinity internet installed and I am running wireless throughout the house. I am not able to move my wireless Xfinity router.
I have come up with a problem of signal strength in one area of the house. I was hoping I could use my old Linksys E2500 router as a Bridge and boost the signal into the other area of my home. Can I do this wireless ? Can I link the Linksys router to the Xfinity router wireless and then have the Linksys router transmit the signal on from it's location to the other area of the house ?

Thanks for your help
 

Answer:Solved: Boost WiFi Signal

Yes, if the Linksys has Range Extender (Repeater) mode.

Yes, if there is third party firmware (e.g., DD-WRT or Tomato) for the Linksys.
 

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Not a problem or a trouble message; just a question about how to do something.

I travel in my RV and now days many campgrounds advertise they have wifi. Trouble is, they do, but unless you stay about 6" (that's inches, not feet, but perhaps I'm too sarcastic) you can't pick up anything remotely resembling a decent signal.

I want to connect and stay connected IN my RV. Now I know that having redwoods between me and the signal will not help. Nor will a monsoon or other bad weather, I guess.

But in general, what sort of gizmo should I shop for, to boost signal strength coming into my laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite A15-S127, 256mb ram, (soon to become 768), windows home sp2, a linksys ext wifi card that I plug into the PCMCIA (?) slot on the side of the puter, and only 2 USB ports, one of which is always for my mouse, so only one free.

Suggestions, please, that won't break the bank?

Thx.
 

Answer:How to boost campground wifi signals

Hi Tom,

You may need a better antenna than what is built into the laptop or into a plug-in card. JohnWill posted some links of interest for someone else with a similar problem ...

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/566217-entending-wifi-range.html

Have you tried using your computer's WiFi connection outside of your RV? It might be acting as a shielded room, blocking the signals.
 

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Have been looking to share my HS cable internet with a widowed neighbor and found this link in a recent Popular Science mag regarding a Neighborhood Wi-Fi setup called NeighborhoodNode. Not sure my ISP will allow and waiting for a response back from them.

However, the site does have a do-it-yourself section for making an antenna to boost the signals within your own LAN and an antenna for your notebook/laptop. There is a lot of good info there as well as a rating on the major manufacturers of routers.

http://wireless.gumph.org/

Just thought I would share the info and hope it falls within TSG guide lines. If not, mods fill free to delete link.
 

Answer:Boost Your WiFi at Home & Neighborhood

Neat link, lots of good DIY stuff there.
 

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I have no idea if this is the best place for this msg but I'll try.

Newbie here so pls keep answers simple.

I have an ATT Uverse modem hard wired to my Dell desktop and also connected via the usual Windows 10 wifi. The incoming signal from ATT is hard wired to the house . The hardware is all in my "man cave" in the bonus room, which we call the FROG, or Family Room Over the Garage. I have no problems with signal strength in my recliner in the living room (and none at all, of course, right next to the modem and the Dell), but I do on the patio. I'd estimate the linear distance between the modem and the patio is about 75-80' straight line but it's through walls, of course.

All I'm asking now is: is it possible to install any sort of device to boost signal strength to the patio? I'll go into withdraw if I can't sit on the patio and use my tablet!
 

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Some of you may have seen this before, but for those that haven't, enjoy!

If you have a poor wifi signal or simply want to get the absolute most bandwidth possible from your wireless connection, take a look at this deceivingly simple antenna booster made from nothing more than some tinfoil and paper.

Patrick Norton explains:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUTT...op-10-wi+fi-boosts-tweaks-and-apps-306436.php

and here's a link to the image you'll be printing out:
http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html

After setting up one of these on my router and pointing it in the general direction of my laptop, I went from a typical 1-2 bars to 4 minimum. Some people have seen even greater signal strength when setting up one on both their router and PC's antenna. Test it out and post your experience.
 

Answer:Incredible DIY Tinfoil WiFi Boost

yep, this works... just remember - you're re-directing signal that used to go somewhere else... if its still needed there - you just screwed yourself over.

No fancy antenna creates more signal... just changes the signal pattern.

This type of antenna works really well if you have your router at one end of your house - it will focus most of your signal inside your house + not to your neighbor's house.... some signal will probably still go around your antenna, but this will severely limit it.
 

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I've expanded wireless internet using WDS: routers, but only with 1 boost.
Is there a limit on how many times I can use WDS routers to boost a signal AND get ethernet connections out of the receiving side?

I always use "Medialink - Wireless N Router"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0044YU60M/ref=ox_ya_os_product
 

Answer:How many times can I boost a WIFI signal.

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I'm at a university and we only have wireless in specific parts of my accomodation, but I can just about pick it up in my room.However, the signal is low (~2 bars), loves to disconnect and sometimes won't even connect at all......but when I go right outside my room it tends to be more consistent although signal strength is similar.I was wondering if anyone has any easy to follow tips that I can perform help boost my signal in my room (bearing in mind I'm not in control of any router).Thanks!

Answer:Any tips to boost WiFi signal?

What are you using on the laptop to connect ? Built in , PCMCIA card , USB connector .....also , when you get , say , 2 bars that is only " seeing " the router , the overheads from encryption will decrease the strength of the connection to less still , hence the drop outs . An example of this was today when I delivered a laptop back to a neighbour , I was picking up my own network ( 2 bars ) that was across the road , through at least 5 walls , and at the bottom of their 50ft garden , tried to connect and it dropped immediately . Ashley

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Moral/Ethical issues aside - Purely from a technical standpoint.

I am amazed at how many unsecured wifi signals I recieve in the city. Unfortuantely, all of them are only at 1 bar signal strength and though I can connect there is not enough signal too receive data. I have both a laptop and a desktop PC. I am wondering if there is some sort of Access point signal amplifier that could take a WiFi signal and amplify it or even just some sort of repeater that would just pass the WiFi signal.

One of my co-workers informed me of this, which I'm investigating further.

http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/has.html


Does anyone know of any WiFi cards that have an external jack for an additional external antennae for both laptop or desktop?

Does anyone know of a particular access point that would amplify or repeat the signal?
 

Answer:How to boost WiFi reception - How to get free internet?

Archaea said:



Moral/Ethical issues aside - Purely from a technical standpoint.Click to expand...

Moral and ethical are offically taking a backseat to legal these days.
http://www.sptimes.com/2005/07/04/State/Wi_Fi_cloaks_a_new_br.shtml
 

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Hi, I'm after some help and advice regarding my home wi-fi. We have BT infinity broadband and a Home Hub 4. We can never get wireless signal in the main bedroom upstairs, this is the only room we can't get a signal in. You can't even pick up the router when it searches for wi-fi, finds absolutely nothing.
We were hoping to somehow boost the signal in this bedroom. We have gone around the house with ours phones & the iPad and we can get a signal in every other room upstairs & downstairs. The iPad on the odd occasion does pick up a very weak signal in the main bedroom but it is so slow when using I'm convinced there is no strength to it at all.
What are our options to boost/improve the signal in this one room upstairs? Any advice appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:No wifi at all in one room upstairs - advice in how to boost.

A wireless extender is one solution to your problem. This TP-Link model gets good reviews and is very reasonably priced.
After setting it up with your HomeHub, plug it into an available mains socket upstairs where there is a signal and it'll broadcast a stronger signal that should reach that problem bedroom.

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Hello

First post-er here so here it goes. I've tried to find some help elsewhere online but can't seem to find what I am looking for.

I have a Mac computer running OS 10.8.5 and recently purchased a Linksys EA3500 dual bank N750 router that is all set up and working great. In our house, the wifi signal at the back of the house doesn't seem to be strong and a friend mentioned I could use my old (working) Linksys wireless G (WRT54G) as a signal booster - basically connecting it to my existing Wifi network and using the old router to boost/ extend the signal? I want them both running on the same network and want to be able to do this wirelessly. Possible?

If so, I am looking for some helpful step x step instructions to make any modifications to settings on my New router and my Old router. With thanks!
mirkymirk
 

Answer:Using a 2nd Linksys router to boost wifi signal?

Check the user guide or the configuration pages, but I think that the old Linksys will not have the "Repeater" or "Range Extender" mode that you want. However, there is probably DD-WRT firmware for it, if you choose to use that.
 

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I just got a new Pavilion laptop  yesterday and so far I like it except for one thing. When I'm working in my home office, I hook the laptop up to two monitors, a keyboard, etc. I found out through the forums that the wifi antennae is in the lid and when the lid is closed my wifi signal degrades so much my computer is basically useless. Is there a way I can boost the signal with the lid closed? Would an extra antennae help? This is a pretty ridiculous antennae design for people who use their laptops in home offices hooked up to monitors. 

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Was not sure what category this goes into. Here is my situation/question. I run a small motel and having trouble with Wifi signal reaching the 2nd floor rooms sufficiently. I have heard of the terminology and it's quite daunting... you have wifi booster, access point, range expanders, repeaters, bridges...etc. Do I need one of booster/expanders/repeaters for each floor? The property is a L shape, the router is in the office on the short side. Below is the the orientation of the property which might help. Thanks in advance...

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Answer:Outside Hardware needed to boost Wifi router signal?

Can't give any guarantees, as sometimes you just have to try to see if there are any obstacles (e.g., concrete wall) to proposed solutions.

For the diagram shown the best solution is to add an Access Point (AP) somewhere along the long side and run an ethernet cable from the router to the AP. If running a cable is not an option there are (at least) three alternatives ...

a. Replace the router antenna(s) with a hi-gain antenna if the router has removable antenna(s).

b. Use powerline adapters (example) to add an AP along the long side. These adapters may work great, may not work at all, or may work fine until something else is plugged into the electrical circuit.

c. Put a Range Extender (Repeater) at the corner of the L. Since these rebroadcast the signals the network is necessarily slowed, and they are often difficult to get working, especially if they are a different brand than the router.

Depending on the construction of your walls and ceiling/floors you may need more than one of the above additions.

Note 1: Any wireless router can be configured as an Access Point, and often are less expensive. I can post the procedure if you go that route.

Note 2: If you are looking for a Range Extender (Repeater) also search for Access Point and "Ethernet Convertor" and see if the unit also has the Extender/Repeater function. A few routers also have this feature.
 

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hello everyone,

my problem is how to boost the signal of public wifi
which demands user name and password (web authentication ),
like in hotels, or even from Iphone hotspot.

Right now i am using acess point TP-LINK WA801ND,
which in universal REPEATER mood increase signal of private wifi,
but failed to do so when needed web authentication.
To be more exact, the connection is made but the page with user name and password never comes.
my question so would be : is there a way to overcome this problem using this device,
or is there any other device like maybe strong antenna which will make the work for me ??

thank you in advance
 

Answer:how to boost signal of public wifi which demand user and password

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recently i was having major computer issues on my desktop, i did a full restore to factory settings and after doing a few windows updates i found that my network adaptor was not finding any signals. it does not show up in the change adaptor settings page or in the device manager page. when i troubleshoot my internet connection it says an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in. I have a desktop computer but it definately has a wireless network card. i used to get windows updates for it and it just stopped working one day. when i look in the BIOS the only option related to booting a network card is B03 D00 Yukon PXE. no matter when i boot it i still dont get wireless signals. when i go into the boot menu and try to boot this device it says " PXE E61: media test failure please check cable" i have opened the tower and the card is securely in its slot. i thought i would workaround by getting a usb wifi card. I installed it and connected to the internet and it alternated between having a connection to the internet and being connected to the network but not the internet. even when it is connected to the internet i cannot reach any web pages. my dropbox desktop files update very slowly (7kb/s). when i am connected with the usb card the network stops working for everyone else in the house. they can no longer reach web pages or continue downloads. please help.

gateway DX4300
AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor 2.60 GHz
8.00 GB DDRII RAM
windows 7 home premium

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Answer:wifi adaptor not recognized, usb wifi hogging wifi resources

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Question: wifi performance

I have been having a problem with wifi performance on this laptop since I purchased it in December. All other devices in the house (phones, tablets etc) operate normally and quickly. Connection with this machine is very slow. Pages with lots of images etc take time to load. Embedded youtube videos often hang or buffer and the internet connection regularly drops. Any advice?

Answer:wifi performance

Best advice: give us the model number. Unfortunately competitive pressures have caused some laptop makers to save money by bundling inferior wireless cards with otherwise decent laptops and then again there are lots of laptops being sold to the people who look at it and say oh, look a $200 laptop!!! These are crippled by all the hardware being very low-end and low-performing.  So again, let's start with the model number so we can see what hardware you have an assess what is possible for you to do. 

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I was looking on the Blink(1) site and it mentioned using it to:

Monitor network speed when you're in the cafe, so you know when the guy in the corner is seeding on BitTorrent and it's time to go elsewhere.Click to expand...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thingm/blink1-the-usb-rgb-led

Is it possible to do this using an app on my Windows PC (without the Blink stick)?

Is there any way to see what is going on in terms of bandwidth on a WiFi network I am connected to?

Thanks.
 

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Hi there

I was over sorting out a friends Cable box system and I got some real weird wifi results. He needs the 2.4 GHZ so 5 GHZ wasn't an option

Set his router to "N" only -- Wideband -- wifi connector showed 300 Mbs connection - but talk about SLOW -- and I tried all the available channels -- no difference -- and believe me in ISL we probably have one of the best broadband systems on the entire planet and not too much contention either.

Set back to "G" only with narrow (20MHZ) option.

Wifi card back to 150 Mbs connection (i.e half that of the "N" connection). Thing flew --go figure !!!!
Download from a torrent site (not saying which - but a good test) was regularly over 4 - 5 Mb/s over wifi so not a bad result for the "G" wifi.

Any idea why the faster broadband spectrum performed so abysmally compared with the lower, slower and older standard.

At my home I use 5GHZ and regularly see 500 or more Mbs connection over wifi. The only difference is the cable boxes -- we both have the same ISP and they do support all the fast protocols. I suggested changing the cable box but he has a load of people using his Wifi and some of those PC's can only use 2.4 GHZ. Still doesn't explain why modern laptop was slower on "N" than the "G" standard while we were testing. -- On "G" we used channel 11 which usually seems the best one to use.

Totally puzzeled.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Wifi - performance - am I going BONKERS !!

I had an article saved that i was looking at when i had the same issues this solved it , dunno if itll be any help but the full srticle .... 5 Ways To Fix Slow 802.11n Speed - SmallNetBuilder

Fix #3: Don't Connect Draft 11n and 11b/g clients to the same router The 2.4 GHz radio on an 802.11n single or dual-band router can also work with 802.11g and even 11b devices. But these much slower devices force the router to slow down to talk to them, which means a big throughput hit. Fortunately, the "legacy" mechanisms are pretty efficient and reduce throughput only when the slower devices are actively transmitting or receiving.
As we showed in Add, Don't Replace When Upgrading to 802.11n, mixing 11n and "legacy" clients can reduce throughput by 50 to 80%. So if you are mixing old and new devices, you could be shooting yourself in the (throughput) foot. Either upgrade to all 11n clients, or use a separate 802.11g router or AP to handle your "legacy" stuff.

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Hi there

I was over sorting out a friends Cable box system and I got some real weird wifi results. He needs the 2.4 GHZ so 5 GHZ wasn't an option

Set his router to "N" only -- Wideband -- wifi connector showed 300 Mbs connection - but talk about SLOW -- and I tried all the available channels -- no difference -- and believe me in ISL we probably have one of the best broadband systems on the entire planet and not too much contention either.

Set back to "G" only with narrow (20MHZ) option.

Wifi card back to 150 Mbs connection (i.e half that of the "N" connection). Thing flew --go figure !!!!
Download from a torrent site (not saying which - but a good test) was regularly over 4 - 5 Mb/s over wifi so not a bad result for the "G" wifi.

Any idea why the faster broadband spectrum performed so abysmally compared with the lower, slower and older standard.

At my home I use 5GHZ and regularly see 500 or more Mbs connection over wifi. The only difference is the cable boxes -- we both have the same ISP and they do support all the fast protocols. I suggested changing the cable box but he has a load of people using his Wifi and some of those PC's can only use 2.4 GHZ. Still doesn't explain why modern laptop was slower on "N" than the "G" standard while we were testing. -- On "G" we used channel 11 which usually seems the best one to use.

Totally puzzeled.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Wifi - performance - am I going BONKERS !!

I had an article saved that i was looking at when i had the same issues this solved it , dunno if itll be any help but the full srticle .... 5 Ways To Fix Slow 802.11n Speed - SmallNetBuilder

Fix #3: Don't Connect Draft 11n and 11b/g clients to the same router The 2.4 GHz radio on an 802.11n single or dual-band router can also work with 802.11g and even 11b devices. But these much slower devices force the router to slow down to talk to them, which means a big throughput hit. Fortunately, the "legacy" mechanisms are pretty efficient and reduce throughput only when the slower devices are actively transmitting or receiving.
As we showed in Add, Don't Replace When Upgrading to 802.11n, mixing 11n and "legacy" clients can reduce throughput by 50 to 80%. So if you are mixing old and new devices, you could be shooting yourself in the (throughput) foot. Either upgrade to all 11n clients, or use a separate 802.11g router or AP to handle your "legacy" stuff.

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Hi there

I was over sorting out a friends Cable box system and I got some real weird wifi results. He needs the 2.4 GHZ so 5 GHZ wasn't an option

Set his router to "N" only -- Wideband -- wifi connector showed 300 Mbs connection - but talk about SLOW -- and I tried all the available channels -- no difference -- and believe me in ISL we probably have one of the best broadband systems on the entire planet and not too much contention either.

Set back to "G" only with narrow (20MHZ) option.

Wifi card back to 150 Mbs connection (i.e half that of the "N" connection). Thing flew --go figure !!!!
Download from a torrent site (not saying which - but a good test) was regularly over 4 - 5 Mb/s over wifi so not a bad result for the "G" wifi.

Any idea why the faster broadband spectrum performed so abysmally compared with the lower, slower and older standard.

At my home I use 5GHZ and regularly see 500 or more Mbs connection over wifi. The only difference is the cable boxes -- we both have the same ISP and they do support all the fast protocols. I suggested changing the cable box but he has a load of people using his Wifi and some of those PC's can only use 2.4 GHZ. Still doesn't explain why modern laptop was slower on "N" than the "G" standard while we were testing. -- On "G" we used channel 11 which usually seems the best one to use.

Totally puzzeled.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Wifi - performance - am I going BONKERS !!

I had an article saved that i was looking at when i had the same issues this solved it , dunno if itll be any help but the full srticle .... 5 Ways To Fix Slow 802.11n Speed - SmallNetBuilder

Fix #3: Don't Connect Draft 11n and 11b/g clients to the same router The 2.4 GHz radio on an 802.11n single or dual-band router can also work with 802.11g and even 11b devices. But these much slower devices force the router to slow down to talk to them, which means a big throughput hit. Fortunately, the "legacy" mechanisms are pretty efficient and reduce throughput only when the slower devices are actively transmitting or receiving.
As we showed in Add, Don't Replace When Upgrading to 802.11n, mixing 11n and "legacy" clients can reduce throughput by 50 to 80%. So if you are mixing old and new devices, you could be shooting yourself in the (throughput) foot. Either upgrade to all 11n clients, or use a separate 802.11g router or AP to handle your "legacy" stuff.

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I received an A740 last week and I'm very disappointed with the network / WiFi performance. So far the speed has shown no more than 29 Mbps but averages 14 Mbps - compare that to my Dell laptop which is constantly around the 78 Mbps mark, and the Microsoft Surface Pro which ranges between 39 and 78. Every time I've attempted to join a conference call using Microsoft Lync the voice quality has been terrible or the call drops repeatedly, and I've ended up switching to the laptop to complete the call. I bought this A740 based on it's top-of-the-specs to work from home, but in terms of the network speed it's currently the worst device by far.

Answer:A740 WiFi performance

Sorry about your performance issues, but A740 does not fit here, wrong section. It is not ThinkCentre. 14-29 Mbps is more than enough for Lync I believe. A740 is consumer grade product, so budget WiFi is used. Try to update drivers.





***Disclaimer: I am not Lenovo employee. While I do work for Lenovo Partner, all my contributions are my personal, non-official and not that of Lenovo or my employer.

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Question: Wifi link speed

Hello, I have an X200 laptop, and I'm making voip calls.Sometimes I have a very bad conversation quality, even that I'm connected to the WIFI with 5 bars and there is a very good internet bandwidth.The strange thing is that when the link speed is constant (for example 2 Mbps or 54Mbps), the conversatin quality is very good. But when it changes on the scale from 1mbps to 54mbps every 5 seconds, the call quality is poor.It happens at my house and also in cafes. Why does the link speed changes when I have 5 bars?Is it possible to solve it? Thank you very much,I'll be glad if someone can help me, because I'm talking over my SIP application every day and I wish that the call quality will always be good. Mark.

Answer:Wifi link speed

> Why does the link speed changes when I have 5 bars?
 
Basically you may have a strong signal indication, but there may be a lot of contention for the use of the radio band that the signal is in.
 
WiFi uses a shared medium.  Achieveable data throughput will vary with the number of other users concurrently accessing any access point in the vicinity, and will also vary if there are other devices want to use the Wi Fi channel space.  WiFi operates on what is effectively unlicenced wireless spectrum, so you can be contending with a range of other non-WiFi devices in the same wireless spectrum.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill
 

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etaf said:


Remove the wireless security
Is your wireless security enabled?
if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect.
if it does - log back into the router and try with the wireless security enabled again
Click to expand...

Hi guys, I have the following symptoms with a TP-LINK router (TL-WDR3600) connected to a modem-router.

- Wired internet works fine
- Wifi signal ok, but not as stable as it should be
- NO internet via wifi, unless I remove the wifi security
- Removing and restoring the wifi security gave me back internet access, for only a while though.

All tested with pc, tablet and phone.
Any clues to what might be the problem?
 

Answer:wifi but no internet - tp-link

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Question: wifi link busted

i AM LOGGING ON FROM ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL US

woops sorry all the caps

my wifi wants to connect to ecwaco I wont be there for weeks.

How do I tell my PC laptop that I want to wifi connect to wherever I am and screw the connectioin from where I was??????????
Windows 7 wants to connect to where I was and I cannot even connect to a strong hotel feed!!!!

 

Answer:wifi link busted

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I have just recently installed a D-link 614+ router. I want to connect to it trough WIFI with my IBM T30, however I have a problem. The network would periodically go down for a second and that come back up. It happens every 2 minutes or so. Can anyone suggest a way to solve this. I have upgraded the firmware on the router and gone through all support material on D-link site, but I can't find anything.

For extra information I want to add that I have a neighbor who has a WIFI installed also and he broadcasts his SSID. Maybe this can be a cause.
 

Answer:D-link WIFI problems

If the 614 is anything like the 624 then you are in a world of trouble

http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/41551
 

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Hello!

I need to make a 50m WIFI link and I have a tree top in the way. Is it still possible to make a link?

As far as hardware goes, I was looking at
Ubiquiti :: AirMax Airgrid M2 16dBi High Power or
Ubiquiti :: AirMax Airgrid M2 20dBi High Power or
Ubiquiti :: AirMax NanoBridge M2 18dBi

Do you think that would do?
Anyone have similar link online?
Do you know, if I can pass VLAN trunk over these devices?

Matej
 

Answer:50m WIFI link with one tree in the way

Get two extra small directional antennas and connect with a short wire. Install one on either side of the tree.

Yes, it'll work. Robert X. Cringely did at his old house years ago to share a neighbors DSL line.
 

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Hi, i need to be able to get wifi access about 2miles away from my house, with my laptop. I was thinking about putting a huge 24dbi dish on my roof, do you think this would do the trick?

Thanks
 

Answer:1.5 - 2 mile wifi link

it may be worth waiting for wi-max. Don't want to irradiated yourself!
 

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Question: WiFi Link 4965AGN

I have Computer w/ 3 operating systems on it, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 RC, and Windows XP Professional. Windows Vista was the original operating system but I downgraded due to software conflicts at the time. I hardly use Vista anymore because its too slow on my laptop, I use Windows XP and Windows 7RC.... ANYHOW....

I have a 7.1 mbps internet connection that I connect through over wireless G. My network card is the Intel? Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN. I have a Linksys WRT54gs2 router with secured WI-FI & mac address. When I connect to the internet using Windows XP OS, I download no faster than 80KB/s on rapidshare, or 150kb/s on the Microsoft server. When I use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, I download at 800kb/s on the same wifi connection. Therefore my questions is: WHY DO I DOWNLOAD SLOWER ON XP? I have my wireless card driver updated on all operated systems.

Answer:WiFi Link 4965AGN

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f136...gn-421883.html

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The Wifi speed on my Dell XPS15 is pretty bad.

Finally did a comparison test between the XPS15 and my old Vaio.
Tested upload and download speeds using my ISP test site, from the same location on my home
network.

These are the average result:
DELL XPS: Download=9.80 Mbps     Upload=10.94 Mbps
VAIO: Download=65.40 Mbps    Upload=17.55 Mbps

Any ideas?

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Hi everyone, I've owned my X220t for a year now and the past two months I've noticed such terrible Wi-Fi performance that I can barely use the computer without a wired connection. I've since purchasing gone off to medical school and am running into issue after issue with my unit! I have the screen bleed in and bright spot issue (which I think has been recalled?), The palmrest has cracked down the center from my palms "resting" on the thing. The little plastic tabs that hold the hinge in place along the side have all fallen out, the hinge doesn't quite sit right, the Bluetooth hasn't worked since I got it and for being a Core-i7 machine with 16gb of ram, it doesn't fly quite as fast as I'd have hoped. BUT I can deal with all of those situations because for the most part it tends to just work like I need it and right now I can't be a day without my laptop. Some day I'll get the screen and bt fixed (I have an extended warranty) but the Wi-Fi is driving me crazy! I can't do half of my work without the internet and it is as slow as a dialup, let me rephrase more like a 2000 baud connection! I have my Galaxy S3 cell phone next to my computer on the same network and speedtest tells me 25-35mbps while my thinkpad gets 300k-700k if I'm lucky! Now, I know I have Intel Wifi Link 1000 which (had I known at purchase) I would have never bought, but I just chose Thinkpad Wi-Fi because it didn't mention it was a 1000. I've tweaked all the settings I could, and I disabled Wirel... Read more

Answer:X220T Wifi performance horrendous!

Something isn't right. I would request an RMA for correction. The X220t that I have is easily the best wifi laptop tablet I've seen. I get signals that are so far away my cellphones and other laptops don't even show them on the map. I've tested it with a droid X, lumia 710, multiple laptops, iphone, and nokia e5. The x220t card I have in there is just absurdly good. NOW, understand, if it's in tablet rotation, you do hamper the reception. It's still pretty good, but you're basically shoving the antenna into the body of electronics. You could use an external USB wifi adapter that has an external antenna to counter this, when needed. They cost about $25 for one that works quite well. I'm using the 3-antenna Intel version (no webcam), and it's easily better than every macbookpro user I see on campus, and it just devours signals. I'm assuming you made sure to put the power saving mode of the wifi to "maximum performance"? The Lenovo power manager is handy if you want simple, but if you want speed, remove it completely and set up the power mode so that it doesn't throttle the wifi. Beyond that, something is physically wrong, and you need to get it fixed. I can't find a laptop that can compete with my signal yet. Speeds, maybe, but not strength. It's possible that the antenna leads aren't connected properly, or the card needs to be replaced. If you have the tri-antenna version, and tri-antenna card, there shouldn't be anyone else on campus getting... Read more

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Dear all, I am writing to you because I have serious issues with my wlan card, which performance is miserable. The router is placed in the living room and when I am in my working room (study) which is less than 5 meters from the router (neither big walls nor metall, etc) the signal drops until 1 bar. However the smartphone and my business laptop are having almost all coverage. Do you happen to know what's going on? (apart from the whole bad laptop quality). Thank you! CheersCorn

Answer:WiFi Card performance is horrible

Hi: What model wifi card does your notebook have? Maybe there is a driver update that is not on your notebook's support page that will help.

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Hello,  I just got a Y70 touch and the wifi performance is less than half of my other devices.It has the Broadcom AC wireless card. I've updated to the latest drivers.My other devices get 60+Mbs on speedtest.This Y70 gets 24Mbs if I'm lucky.I have the 1900 Nighthawk router that works great with my other devices. Any ideas? Thank You

Answer:Y70 Touch Slow WiFi performance

I have the exact same issue, and I have bought TWO of these from Best Buy and have had same issue. I am downloading 15-20 where as old toshiba next to it is downloading 60 easily.   I thought my first computer was defective, because I called support and they had me delete out a wifi driver and reinstall.  Still same speed.  I returned first computer, bought identical computer arrived today and still slow wifi connection. This has to be something with lenova 70 touch's overall?  Is there anything I can do to improve the wifi speeds or do I need to return this one as well. Thanks!

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My new X220 comes with an Intel Wifi 1000 bgn. The wifi would only work if the computer sits few feet away from the router. It would not be able to connect to the wireless router if I'm sitting one floor above the router, while my other laptops do not have any connectivity trouble.  When it connects, the speed could drop to very low even with "excellent" signal quality as reported by Windows. Any hints?

Answer:X220 wifi very poor performance

Make sure your router has the latest firmware for it.  Seen this a lot with router with original firmware.  The router gets updated and most problems disappear.

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I have just purchased a Yoga 2 11 and find that connectivity is poor (zero to two bars) and unreliable (occasionally reverting to a yellow exclamation point)  in my favorite thinking chair. I get reasonable performance at the same location from other machines including a T420, a Nexus 7, and an IPad. After reviewing some community forum fixes for the presumably Yoga 2 Pro, I have checked to ensure that I have the most recent driver; that I have turned off bluetooth; that I am not using protected sharing; that windows is not managing the wifi Plus I have installed on the order of 33 windows updates (a pretty large number considering this is right out of the box on the first day of availability!). Am I missing anything or is this a problem related to something unfixable like the antenna design? Other potentially connected diagnostic information is that some sites e.g. zillo do not load quickly behave very smoothly, even in locations with more than one "bar" of wifi connectivity. Thank in advance for any input.

Answer:Poor WiFi performance of Yoga 2 11?

I see the same poor wifi connection when comparing to my old laptop and to my Galaxy S4.  I updated the driver but it did not help (think it was the same one).  I have a week left for no hassle returns and if this cannot get resolved I think this unit has to go back.anonymousscreen wrote:I have just purchased a Yoga 2 11 and find that connectivity is poor (zero to two bars) and unreliable (occasionally reverting to a yellow exclamation point)  in my favorite thinking chair. I get reasonable performance at the same location from other machines including a T420, a Nexus 7, and an IPad. After reviewing some community forum fixes for the presumably Yoga 2 Pro, I have checked to ensure that I have the most recent driver; that I have turned off bluetooth; that I am not using protected sharing; that windows is not managing the wifi Plus I have installed on the order of 33 windows updates (a pretty large number considering this is right out of the box on the first day of availability!). Am I missing anything or is this a problem related to something unfixable like the antenna design? Other potentially connected diagnostic information is that some sites e.g. zillo do not load quickly behave very smoothly, even in locations with more than one "bar" of wifi connectivity. Thank in advance for any input. 

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New E5-573 with poor WiFi performance. Told by teck support to exchange unit for another one and it has the same problem. With my old acer I connect at 50 MPS with the new one only 1 to 1.5 MPS. Have tried multiple driver reloads to no avail. It is a hardware issue because I can connect a 802.11G adapter by USB and I get 20 MPS. Tech support has been no help!

Answer:New E5-573 with poor WiFi performance. Told by tec...

In this case, check if the troubleshooting options mentioned on the link below help (if you have not tried this already):http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/network-connection-problem-help#network-problems=windows-... If the issue still persists, you are advised to visit nearest Acer service center as your laptop is new. To do this, the following link can be useful:http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service Hope this will help you.

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Hi there guys,it's my first post on this forum even although I should've asked here first. I have the same problem with the network wifi adapter as mentioned in the previous thread with this subject: it happens to disconnect and after that it doesn't appear in Device Manager for some time. Ussually I go there 'scan for hardware changes' and it appears back, but sometimes it doesn't come back for good and I need to restart my laptop. So..this is quite sad. I've read all the opinions about this and all solutions so far and nothing worked for me. I checked my driver on Intel and it says: Product DetectedIntel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGNCurrent Driver Installed14.3.2.1This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates.So I downloaded their newer driver which is 15.3 and still the driver version remains 14.3.  This is becoming quite annoying becouse it happens to disconnect right when I am downloading or writing an email.        Did someone from tech support found a solution for this? please! I would appreciate a lot. Thank you. p.s. I am running win8 pro.

Answer:About Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN

I suspect there are variants of the Intel 5300 card that will work in Lenovo systems, and other versions of the card that are designed for other systems (like HP, etc) and will not work in a Lenovo. It's possible that the 5300 card you have wasn't designed for Lenovo platforms, and as a result doesn't match up with the bios whitelist on your system. Did the system originally come with this card, or was the card installed sometime later? If installed later, was the card supposedly compatible with Lenovo systems (incl your model)? I picked up my new 5300 card from eBay sometime back... it was listed as compatible with my Lenovo T400 (incl a few other models), and once I installed it (and installed the driver, updated access connections, rebooted the system etc), it came right up at 450mbps when near the access-point. Finally, the 15.x (I'm assuming Lenovo) driver might not support this older 5300 card... my T400 is running a 14.x driver for Win7 64-bit which does support the 5300, but I noticed the 15.x driver for my system doesn't support the older 5300 (and states that in the release notes for this ver). That's all I can come up with for now... hope something here helps you out. And keep me posted... will check this thread from time to time. Mike

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Hello. Your recently posted WIFI combo driver for this product WILL NOT INSTALL on Windows 7 32-bit. It's the one labeled "Intel,Atheros,Broadcom." The file that is downloaded is only 15.5 MB and not 61.5 MB like it says. My version of the S10-3T has the broadcom driver and now my bt+wifi won't install! Here is the link >>>> http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_3643.html My computer needs the driver for the Broadcom BCM4313, 14e4:4727. I believe the download link is actually pointing to the >> http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_2332.html  This file is 15.5 MB I need the Broadcom Windows 7 32-bit driver please. These are not avail. over windows update or from broadcom you need to supply them please.

Answer:Broken S10-3T WIFI driver link

Hi and welcome,
why didnt use pinned driver section above ?
Driver for my machine   -->S10-3t Driver Windows 7   -->  BroadCom Wireless Driver (Sorry thats for XP)
File : IN2WLN45WW1.exe Vs. 5.60.18.41 Date: 2010-08-06 Size: 9.02 MB       Sorry thats for XP)
Download  IN2WLN45WW1.exe   Sorry thats for XP)
For Windows 7: BroadCom Wireless Driver
IN2WLN21WW5.exe Vs. 5.60.18.41 Date 2010-01-19 Size: 19.7 MB
and iclick nstall ... this deflates in folder  C:\Drivers\Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver and setup.exe included in that folder starting immediatly..
 
sincerely KalvinKlein
 
Edit: Sorry pointed to wrong driver
 
 

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I can watch internet content on the TV but when I try to link it to my computer it says this is available when connected.Can any tell me in simple terms how to make this work?Cheers Bruz

Answer:Wifi link problem, with Sony tv

Personally I have no idea how to do it but I found this on Google click here

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I have set up a passcode for my sisters wifi as it was not enabled by the tech that set up her D Link/wifi.

I couldn't believe that wasn't taken care of but I am not that wise about all aspects, so thought I would ask someone here.

I renamed her SSID to a private name rather then dlink, the way it was, and I set up a passcode so others that want to use their computer here at her place will need to login using that key. I figured her neighbors could bleed off her signal, but even if they aren't doing that, it seems to me securing your signal is best. Am I right?

My second question to do with that, is, I set it up on my computer because I was on her signal of course, but she was on her computer, which she said she was going to be off it, and I didn't know. Her connection is still on and she hasn't used the passcode yet? Do I have to set up her computer with the same info as I did on the router from my laptop?

Sorry if this sounds confused, I am a bit. denise
 

Answer:D Link Wifi Security Pass Key

You're headed down the right path. You are correct in your thinking with regard to changing the SSID name and setting up a passcode in the router.

And, yes, the passcode will have to be saved in her computer before it can connect to the Internet.
 

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hi i recently bought this nano wifi to connect internet from my wifi router and it was working fine but since yesterday its just not connecting to my wifi and says cannot connect but its connecting to other devices like my mobile when i open hotspot and i reinstalled the driver but the same problem exists i tried other nano usb wifi to connect and it was working fine can nay one pls tell me what the problem with my tp link nano wifi ? is there any need to reset the nano usb or something else ??

Answer:TP Link Nano Wifi TL-WN725N

pra09kash said:

hi i recently bought this nano wifi to connect internet from my wifi router and it was working fine but since yesterday its just not connecting to my wifi and says cannot connect but its connecting to other devices like my mobile when i open hotspot and i reinstalled the driver but the same problem exists i tried other nano usb wifi to connect and it was working fine can nay one pls tell me what the problem with my tp link nano wifi ? is there any need to reset the nano usb or something else ??



no one knows the problem or no one wanna help me

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Hi everyon! Happy New Year. I received a new T400s at last week.OS is Windows 7 and my wireless LAN card is Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN. It doesen't works well.It happens to disconnect network 5 ~ 10 minutes interval. I have two another notebook.They have no problems. What is the problem?What do I do?  

Answer:About Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN

I'm having the same problem with my T500 (same wireless adapter, Intel 5300 AGN) since upgrading from Vista Business to Win 7 Professional.  I had no problems with wireless connectivity under Vista.  From what I can tell, this seems to be a problem with the 5300 adapter running under Win 7 on the T400/500 platforms.  I've tried everything, and I haven't been able to find a resolution on this forum up to this point.  I believe this is a problem Lenovo owes its customers a solution for.

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Hello,out Russia brought Lenovo y550, in y550 intel wifi link 5150 abg with 11n draft. IN  houses a network of support 11n, learned that RUSSIA is not certified by this standard, the function n draft blocked. What can I do to unlock the standard 11n? http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/wireless/wimax/wifi/index.htm In Russia there is a man who can remotely flash these cards from under Linux. Where can I learn how to do this?

Answer:Intel WIFI LINK 5150 ABG\AGN

you may need to install softwares, on linux that won't be a problem but i'm not sure it'll work on windows.

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I recently bought a blink wifi adapter for my pc and I set it all up and it shows my wifi name and the IP and everything but when I look down at the wifi it has a 4 Bar but has an explanation point next to it
 

Answer:B-Link Wifi Adapter Not Working

You need a driver update for it
 

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So im deployment and we have hardwire internet in my room. wanting to use all other devices eg. iphone and what not i bought a router to plug the hardwire in to and run the wifi off the router for all devices. its made by TP-LINK the model is TL-WR940N. it worked great for a while but then kept giving me DNS server is not responding but i could plug the hard cable in my computer and the internet would work fine? so i reset the router and set it all up again like before. Now i cant get it to run wifi off it anymore it recognizes and connect through wifi but no internet and its telling me i need to plud the hardwire in to my internet but my computer is recognizing it and saying i have internet access, but no internet i mean its not even thinking if there is internet. i have re-set up the router twice and still same thing? im lost on what to do? i run a lot things off my iphone and with no wifi i cant keep in contact with people let alone my wife through certain apps to text or things.. any help would be very grateful thanks?
 

Answer:Wifi not working with TP-LINK router

For a computer running Windows please show the following for a connection to the ethernet jack in your room and for a connection to the router ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

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.
 

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Maybe this problem is not the Mobile Intel 4 family express chipset but thw wireless card? I just received an R400 with the above intel media graphics accelarator. Unfortunately, when playing an game like Second Life, it completely locks up the laptop. When in wireless mode, the wirelss connection shuts down. There is no way to get it back without rebooting the computer. The same is true when connected by a LAN. I checked to make sure I have the latest driver for the chipset. As I am sure everyone is aware, millions of people use Second Life for work and play. Its too bad I cannot use this laptop. Any suggestions? Mac

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Hello,I purchased a ThinkPad SL400 2743-4UA, My WLAN  is "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN",and Our Wireless Router is "Dir-615",The problem is that My WALN can find the wireless network,but can't connect to it successfully,it always shows "Connected Limited Devic", I don't know why? anybody can help me?

Answer:Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN

hi welcome to forum regrding not finding wireless network either your sid is hidden, in this case u have to put wireless point name and password and try to connect manually.. hope it will works





LEOVO SL500 WITH VISTA ULTIMATE 27464WM WITH 4GB RAM

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I have the WiFi LINK for PS3/PSP/NDSL/Wii. I am trying to connect my Wii to the internet thru my computer. The Wii will connect to the WiFi Link but the WiFi Link will not connect to the internet even though my computer is connected to the internet. I believe the problem is my PPPoE connection. I have DSL thru ATT and I am using their Westell Wirespeed DSL modem.

I have followed all the directions provided at http://www.mayflash.com/pc/pc041/001.htm and it still will not connect. My computer is running Windows XP professional and it connects to the internet by using the SBC Connection Manager. How do I get this to work?
 

Answer:Solved: WiFi LINK for PS3/PSP/NDSL/Wii

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HiCan anyone give me some advice please.I have a relatively recent Toshiba laptop. Model Satellite L300-1AQ with Windows Vista Home Premium.I have a holiday home and would like to use the computer there. I have a BT account with access to BT Openzone. There is a neighbour 15mtrs away who is registered for the Openzone scheme. I am able to link into his system with WiFi but the signal is not strong enough. Two bars max.Looking at the internet, I can see, as usual, that there appear to be a million solutions. Boosters etc etc. Can somebody point me in the right direction please. I notice that BT sell a Hawking Hi-Gain Wireless 300n USB network dish adaptor and a Hawking Wireless G dish adaptor.The High gain 300n gives speeds up to 300Mbps and the G model 54Mbps.Will this work or are there any better solutions.Thanks in advance.John.I will post this on networking as well.

Answer:WiFi link. Signal weak

firstly has you neighbour given permission for you to pig-e-back on his broadband - it is illegal if he has not. If permission is granted you will have to experiment with position. In my home certain rooms have no trouble connecting but others cannot. Where his wireless router is poitioned will also make a difference. The higher the transmitter the better the signal. If he uses wifi could he move it to the closest point to your place?

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set up was went fine but when I try to connect another device it says no connection found. I am able to do my 1 cell phone but my laptop and/or tablet say no connection. I can't figure out what is wrong??

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HiCan anyone give me some advice please.I have a relatively recent Toshiba laptop. Model Satellite L300-1AQ with Vista Home PremiumI have a holiday home and would like to use the computer there. I have a BT account with access to BT Openzone. There is a neighbour 15mtrs away who is registered for the Openzone scheme. I am able to link into his system with WiFi but the signal is not strong enough. Two bars max.Looking at the internet, I can see, as usual, that there appear to be a million solutions. Boosters etc etc. Can somebody point me in the right direction please. I notice that BT sell a Hawking Hi-Gain Wireless 300n USB network dish adaptor and a Hawking Wireless G dish adaptor.The High gain 300n gives speeds up to 300Mbps and the G model 54Mbps.Will this work or are there any better solutions.Thanks in advance.John.Posted on Helproom as well.

Answer:WiFi link weak signa.

Me again ... please note Forum Rules - One Subject = One Forum! Or words to that effect.I would advise you to put a Green-tick 'Resolved' on this particular thread here!Cheers ... TT -see you on the other side!

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I'm a bit of a rookie when it comes to Networking but here goes.

I've got a D-Link DSL-604+ 22Mbps Wireless router with built-in ADSL modem and a D-Link DI-624 108Mbps Wireless Broadband router.

Obviously the DI-624 that I recently purchased doesn't feature an in-built modem so instead of blowing $50 on a D-Link ADSL modem with Ethernet connectivity I was hoping to use the ADSL modem feature in my old Wireless router (604+) as my modem for the DI-624.

I called D-Link support but unfortunately after an hour of following live instructions from their support staff, I ended up nowhere.

They instructed me to disable DHCP and NAT features on the 604+ and plug an ethernet cable into it's LAN PORT 1 and plug the other end into the WAN PORT on the 624.

I plugged an ethernet cable into the DI-624 LAN PORT 1 and into my computer's Ethernet port in order to configure the DI-624.

After configuring the DI-624 via its web configuration web page, I could get the 108Mbps network up and running but without the access to DSL.

If anyone any of the above mentioned products and can provide a tip or a link to a guide or something, that would be great.

Thanks
 

Answer:Using a D-Link DSL WiFi Router as a Modem

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I just thought I would write a little something for the people on this forum struggling with Wi-Fi range issues. I solved mine after many problems using a couple of high-wattage items from wifi-link.com.

Here is my situation:
I live in a rural area serviced by Charter cable. I have the 10Mb down / 1Mb up service (which has been working great for me, btw). The problem came when my sister moved a couple of streets away from me. She just separated from her husband and they have yet to work out the alimony/child support issues, so she is kinda light on money right now. Unfortunately, her children "attend" the ONLINE middle / high school. Obviously she requires high-speed internet access, but would have a hard time affording the cost. So, being the loving brother that I am, I told her, "Hey, don't worry about it, I'll hook you up to my network and you can share my connection." She said, "Can you do that? I live too far away to string a cable across the neighborhood." I assured her I could do it using Wi-Fi. I then started making my own YAGI potato chip can antennas. I am an experienced A+-certified technician, so I figured it would be no big deal. Well, long story short, my antennas sucked. NO SIGNAL. I must have aimed and re-aimed the things for hours. I started to worry that I had bitten off more than I could chew. I did NOT want to tell my sister that I had failed. So I went looking on the web for some cheap antennas... Read more

Answer:My experience with some wifi-link.com products.

Some pretty potent dBi units there...commonly only see 7 or 9 or maybe 11.

Any odd shaped tumors growing from yer head yet with all that power?

Bookmarked the site..thanks for the link.
 

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Hey guys, got a macbook pro(running win7 bootcamp) and a pc desktop at home, and both wifi stop working yesterday, not sure whats going on, My iphone & powerbook can pick up my Wifi network just fine.
I have a cable modem box hooked up to a Dlink DI 614+. Im in my Dlink router config page, everything is still the same, wireless still enabled, password is still set. in the system tray, the wireless connection box doesn't show any wireless network, not even my neighbors. I tried manually adding the Wifi network in the Wireless connection network menu, but it doesn't seem to do anything. A few days ago i did try to network share my macbook pro with my desktop(which i did get working) not sure if that might have caused the wireless failure. But it is odd that the pc and macbook pro now stop working, but the powerbook is fine.
any suggestions ?

thanks.

Answer:WIFI stop working - d-link DI 614+

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hastyle


Hey guys, got a macbook pro(running win7 bootcamp) and a pc desktop at home, and both wifi stop working yesterday, not sure whats going on, My iphone & powerbook can pick up my Wifi network just fine.
I have a cable modem box hooked up to a Dlink DI 614+. Im in my Dlink router config page, everything is still the same, wireless still enabled, password is still set. in the system tray, the wireless connection box doesn't show any wireless network, not even my neighbors. I tried manually adding the Wifi network in the Wireless connection network menu, but it doesn't seem to do anything. A few days ago i did try to network share my macbook pro with my desktop(which i did get working) not sure if that might have caused the wireless failure. But it is odd that the pc and macbook pro now stop working, but the powerbook is fine.


any suggestions ?


thanks.


In general these types of problems can be fixed by resetting the router. After resetting the router you will need to go through the routers set up page and enter your SSID, password, and other wireless connection settings.

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hi i recently bought this nano wifi to connect internet from my wifi router and it was working fine but since yesterday its just not connecting to my wifi and says cannot connect but its connecting to other devices like my mobile when i open hotspot and i reinstalled the driver but the same problem exists i tried other nano usb wifi to connect and it was working fine can nay one pls tell me what the problem with my tp link nano wifi ? is there any need to reset the nano usb or something else ??

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I would like to begin by thanking you for your help (please help me). I am trying to set up my family with wireless internet, but my parents are technophobes and I'm kind of on my own with this and the antivirus.
But I digress.
I have a secondhand Dlink DI-524 wireless router and have connected it to my modem with and ethernet cable, and have connected the router to my PC.
When I try to connect to 192.168.0.1 as is stated in my manual, it used to pop up with a password screen and when I tried to enter in the default and hit enter, it just popped up again. After resetting, firefox just says it can't display the page.
When I connect to the network on my PC and laptop, it has an excellent connection yet won't connect to the internet.
If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.
 

Answer:Solved: Issues with wifi (D-Link DI-524)

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Just found out about the Nebo WiFi Dialup Link for $49.50..Seems like on e-bay there were a lot of favorable comments about this product. Some say it's slightly slower than hardwire but others report it even is slightly faster ??
Just wondering if anybody has any experience with this produce. Currently I have several phone jacks throughout the house which has worked for me but it would be nice to work outside when the weather improves.
http://www.nebowireless.com/index.html
 

Answer:Nebo wifi link for dial-up ??

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I purchased a d link dwa 131 wifi usb adapter on 23-02-2012. I installed it on my desktop . My desktop is running on windows xp. I have dsl router. My ISP is BSNL. After installation it shows the wifi modem but do not connect with it. What will I do ?

Answer:d link dwa 131 usb wifi adapter problem

Hi,

Have set up the wirless settings of your router with your wifi adapter i.e wireless encryption password?

Steve

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I'm spec'ing out a new x200 tablet and wondering what is the advantage of having an Intel WiFi link wireless adapter, over the Thinkpad adapter? thanks

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Hi guys Several months ago I buy a network card Intel WiFi Link 5300 compatible with my thinkpad on ebay, since that day I began to have problems when I turn on my thinkpad ... (more info here: http://lnv.lithium.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T500-reboot-on-startup/m-p/201907#M21611 )  Also I have trouble suspending, as it does not resume correctly and thought it would linux problem, but today I discovered that no, that is the problem of network card. I would like to know where to buy it but lenovo original. The problem is that I do not see on the website of lenovo.I'm from Argentina, but my brother travels to Miami tomorrow for 15 days... thanks

Answer:where to buy a intel wifi link 5300

ask your brother to call IBM parts and order it from them directly.
 
Phone number: 877-426-6006

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where i live TP Link wifi router cost US $15 and Linksys wifi router cost rs US $40

obviously i want to go with TP Link router but i want to know which router offers more quality

ie long range and better bandwidth

i have 2 laptops (xp and win 7), one ipod touch and one andriod tablet all of them using Wifi internet

my old linksys router which is 4 years old has stopped working

Answer:TP Link or Linksys wifi router

That TP Link has almost 800 reviews on Amazon and it's almost all four star reviews. The cost of consumer wireless devises has become very affordable. I use those little $5 USB wifi dongles on my Raspberry Pi's and they work great. The box I'm on now has a low cost NetGear USB dongle and the speed and reliability is great. I'd buy it.

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