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Wireless Worries

PhilthePillPhilthePill Registered User regular
Just built a new desktop, and I've got a stock standard Dlink wireless card, and I'm about 20m from my wireless access point. I've used wireless around this house before without too much trouble.

So I've got a 54Mbps connection right? Well my wireless utility (Xp's intergrated one) continuously varies between a "Good" and a "Very Good" Connection. But my connection speed varies between the 54 and 9Mbps. Which seems a little odd.

Anything I can do to keep this a little more normalized/optimized besides the old "move you router closer" routine?

Edit: Also WPA secure, but this shouldn't matter too much surely.

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  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    does the behaviour change as you get closer?

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  • PhilthePillPhilthePill Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Haven't tried moving the box, it's a bit of a pain to move, was just wondering if there was anything optimizable on the software side of things really. Should static/dynamic IPs affect this at all?

    If there isn't, I'll just re-wire it I think. Might just put a direct LAN line down.

    Just got a nice box to play some TF2 and stuff, and my stupid network is letting me down:(

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  • PhilthePillPhilthePill Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Fixed!

    Can't believe it was just a case of: "Get the newest drivers."

    It seems for my particular model of D-link there were 5 revisions to the drivers, and as soon as I updated to the newest the problem went away.

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