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wireless home network with slow internet


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bodben

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Hey!

I have some problems with my network and I would like to ask your help.

We have a network of four computers. We have 1 Mb DSL internet with a regular router (DrayTek Vigor2200E). Two computers are connected with cable to the router and there is a wireless access point also connected to the router. One destop computer and a laptop are in different rooms of the house and they are connected wireless to the access point (D-link G700AP).

They are part of the same 'network' and it is working but I have two problems.

One is that the two wirelessly connected computers often do not "see" each other or if they do the speed of communication between them is very low, far lower than the speed of internet.

The other problem is that though internet works great on the two computers connected by cable to the router, the wirelessly connected desktop computer has often very slow internet connection. Sometimes if I start the computer again it gets faster but I cannot find a pattern in it. It is a brand new computer with Windows XP Pro on it.

Thank you for your help!
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what wirless channel are your running on, ido you have a lot of neighbors that also have wirless internet, i would recommending changing to wirless channel 1 or 11
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I am using channel 1. I only see one other wireless network besides mine and that one is using channel 11.
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I am using channel 1. I only see one other wireless network besides mine and that one is using channel 11.

Hi, don't know a lot about the tech side of networking though I have set a network up in the house with four computers which now seems to be stable. My main problem was my daughter’s computer which is two stories up and has a wireless connection via a network card. I found it was the distance between the router and the card which was the problem which included several walls. I drilled through a wall downstairs in order to take the cables through to another room which in effect cut out two walls and installed the router there. This improved the signal. I know the distance can be advertised as 300mtrs or so but I don't think allowance is made for obstacles and other interference. Don't know if this will be possible for you and your problem might well be settings but it is worth being aware of.

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Actually, a good idea, but I have both the wireless computers in the same room as the access point, which should mean that this is not the problem.
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