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My wireless keeps changing to lower speeds


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Skyliner

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Hi all,

Im not sure if its since ive gone from WEP to WPA but my laptop used to stay on 108 constantly. But now laptop is dropping down to 11meg.. even 1 meg!

The laptop and wireless router have not moved an inch since the connection drop.

What could cause this?


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SuperSam

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Is there something blocking the way, or a damaged aerial or card? I don't thinkg the security type could make a difference... This sounds strange.
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If I am totally off base then ignore my suggestions. What you may need to do is update the driver for your wireless card. Let me know what the exact model number is and brand of your card. For many cards included with intel centrino machines there is a power saving mechanism which will gradually lower your speeds and/or completely disable your internet connection. With some new routers and newer drivers the card is not able to detect if you are actually surfing the internet i.e bandwith is being used. Even if you dont understand any of that just update your driver. If it's a laptop with centrino this is definetly your problem!!!! Any questions feel free to ask
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