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Slow Wi-Fi Router using DSL


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obewan3

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My Wi-Fi router (Trendnet TEW-652BRP) will not run streaming video. It is capable of 300MBps but the transfer rate on the status screen shows 65MBps. I think it is even less than that. I have ATT DSL ultra which will run streaming video with a direct connection, but when I use the wireless, it will stream for about 10 mins and then freeze or crash. After that, it will even freeze just clicking the back button in Google. If I don't try to steam, the wireless is pretty fast for web surfing or downloads. I read another post where a guy had help setting up his Windows config to speed up his WI-FI with the same router, but it didn't say what he did. I have a 2004 dell with a 32bit Celeron 2.0Ghz 512MB RAM with Windows XP Professional service pack 3.
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Just for clarifiaction: when you connect the computer directly to the router (no wireless) is the computer streaming video without interruption for a long time?

Your computer has quite limited performance with it's slow celeron CPU.
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Just for clarifiaction: when you connect the computer directly to the router (no wireless) is the computer streaming video without interruption for a long time?

Your computer has quite limited performance with it's slow celeron CPU.

Yes it streams fine with a direct DSL connection. I watched two continuous hours of webtv two days ago.

The Trendnet help desk just emailed me back. They said to try a less used SSID channel like 1 or 11. It seems like eveyone at my condo uses channel 6 like me. He also told me to set the channel width to Auto and 20/40 Mhz that will optimize my router. I will try those changes. If I can't fix this problem I can always run a 50' s-video cable from my office computer to my living room - maybe a bit unsightly though, but no wife to complain about it LOL.

Edited by obewan3, 26 February 2009 - 02:40 PM.

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