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 Post subject: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:30 am 
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I'm having a problem with a wireless internet connection, it says that the signal is low and the connection. I cant move the router so I was wondering if a booster would help, if so which is the best one? BTW a need something thats easy to configure...


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:25 am 
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RickRock wrote:
I'm having a problem with a wireless internet connection, it says that the signal is low and the connection. I cant move the router so I was wondering if a booster would help, if so which is the best one? BTW a need something thats easy to configure...


More information about the computer(s) connecting to it and the type of hardware being used would be appreciated and make the troubleshooting process easier and faster.

What OS are any computers?
What brand of router is it?
What brand or type of wireless NIC are being used?
What type of internet connction are you using? Provider would help as well.
What browsers are being used?
Any and all Specs about the computer(s) being used.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:34 pm 
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RickRock wrote:
I'm having a problem with a wireless internet connection, it says that the signal is low and the connection. I cant move the router so I was wondering if a booster would help, if so which is the best one? BTW a need something thats easy to configure...


More information about the computer(s) connecting to it and the type of hardware being used would be appreciated and make the troubleshooting process easier and faster.

What OS are any computers?
What brand of router is it?
What brand or type of wireless NIC are being used?
What type of internet connction are you using? Provider would help as well.
What browsers are being used?
Any and all Specs about the computer(s) being used.


OS= WinXP
Brand= Linksys WRT54GS trying to hook up a Linksys wre54g signal expander
Internet conecction= Verizon DSL
Brower= IE
Specs= 2xToshiba laptop 3.4HT P4, 512mb RAM, 80gb hd, and built in 54g wireless card.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:46 pm 
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RickRock wrote:
I cant move the router so I was wondering if a booster would help, if so which is the best one? BTW a need something thats easy to configure...


Two Options, you can one, the other, or both:

1. Add High Gain Antennas to your existing Linksys router:

http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 43&scid=38

2. Add a Wireless G range extender to your network:

http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 29&scid=38


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 9:46 pm 
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RickRock wrote:
I cant move the router so I was wondering if a booster would help, if so which is the best one? BTW a need something thats easy to configure...


Two Options, you can one, the other, or both:

1. Add High Gain Antennas to your existing Linksys router:

http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 43&scid=38

2. Add a Wireless G range extender to your network:

http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 29&scid=38


I have the expander but its not being reconize


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hey rickrock try moving the range expander to differ location. see if this helps. good luck


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:24 am 
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thanx guys I had a faulty expander (or so the guy from India says)!


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:51 pm 
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baldeagle wrote:
More information about the computer(s) connecting to it and the type of hardware being used would be appreciated and make the troubleshooting process easier and faster.

Not really... the problem is a poor transmit range, very common with Linksys routers and especially with Linksys brand PCI / PCMCIA wireless G cards... Buying high gain antennas and range expanders is a waste of money, when a simple, cheap, home made antenna conversion (turning the router antennas into directional parabolic antennas) would do...


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:04 pm 
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maxx wrote:
baldeagle wrote:
More information about the computer(s) connecting to it and the type of hardware being used would be appreciated and make the troubleshooting process easier and faster.

Not really... the problem is a poor transmit range, very common with Linksys routers and especially with Linksys brand PCI / PCMCIA wireless G cards... Buying high gain antennas and range expanders is a waste of money, when a simple, cheap, home made antenna conversion (turning the router antennas into directional parabolic antennas) would do...


Some of us isnt that smart so we turn to the forums t make sure we get thte right equipment.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:23 pm 
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RickRock wrote:
Some of us isnt that smart so we turn to the forums t make sure we get thte right equipment.

1. I'm not arguing that, however you could have turned to the forum, before purchasing an expander.
2. I was just pointing out that in this case, no other information is needed, the source of the problem is clear.
3. Learn to use the search feature, this previous thread could have helped you: http://www.maximumpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7314


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help from Network Junkies!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:50 am 
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maxx wrote:
RickRock wrote:
Some of us isnt that smart so we turn to the forums t make sure we get thte right equipment.

1. I'm not arguing that, however you could have turned to the forum, before purchasing an expander.
2. I was just pointing out that in this case, no other information is needed, the source of the problem is clear.
3. Learn to use the search feature, this previous thread could have helped you: http://www.maximumpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7314


I understand what u are saying, but this is the government buying this stuff so we have to deal with what they give us.


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