I am currently out of town for work and will be for awhile. The place I am staying is basically a self-managed extended stay and the lone employee knows nothing about their wireless network and the owner seems permanently unavailable.
Anyway, I have extremely low,slow connectivity with my laptop wireless card(Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter). I also happen to have a couple other adapters with me(Belkin F5D8053 N USB & a NetGear WPN111 G-Mimo USB).
The netgear has it's own wireless assistant and of the three, it always seems to get the best connection. So I hook it up first and then the other two connect with my HP wireless assistant but when they do connect, it's for local only. I have no ethernet connection to bridge them.
I do get on via the netgear and can separately get on with all three. So there is no real emergency but the best I get no matter which order I enable them is two or three bars.
So, I guess my questions are,1- is this the normal scenario? 2- Are the "local only" connections helping me? 3-How do I get the best performance using the three adapters together on a public unsecured network being that is all I have available now and the fact that the so-called hotel management is no help?
As always, thanks for your time. This site rocks!
PS- I have traced their access points and there are no closer rooms available and not likely to be anytime soon so changing rooms is not an option at this point.