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I just bought an Airlink 101 802.11g usb wifi adapter model awll3052v2 installed it and everything. problem is when i connect to my wireless , it keeps dropping and reconnecting. i even stuck that thing in a strainer for better reception , any ideas?
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Hi bacitr. Welcome to the forum.
Check your router's wireless channel number setting. Too low a number can cause dropped connections, as can cross-channel interference from your neighbour using the same channel --- some wireless adaptor setup utilities will show the channel of each device in it's range, so pick a different one, bearing in mind that higher (10/11/12) is usually better.

On the other hand, you might simply be too far away from the router if it's a standard range USB adaptor (and most USB types usually are). If you can fit a PCMCIA cardbus card (if it's for a laptop) or a PCI wireless adaptor (if it's a desktop PC) you then have a choice of range-capabilities (standard, wide, and extra wide). The netgear 'rangemax' wireless adaptors are particularly good at maintaining a connection all around the house and even outside.

Edited by pip22, 06 December 2007 - 03:58 PM.

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