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Wireless conncetion "bouncing"


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Jon Up North

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My room-mate has XP service pack II. We have a linksys router attached to a broadband cabel connection. Both of us are using linksys PC cards. Router does not boradcast an ssid and is password encrypted using WEP.

My room-mates connection is unstable. He will have an "excellent" signal for 5 seconds, then no signal for 5 seconds back and forth. I hae a happy stable connection. We've computed from the same room, I'm fine, his signal is up and down in periodic fashion. We've even sat next to the router and had the same results.

We disabled f-secure on his system and there was no change. I installed the PC cards on each of our notebooks the exact same way.

One thing of note. I run XP pro, he runs XP home.

Any advice or help would be much appreciated.

Jon
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warriorscot

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Swap the cards that should tell you if his card is a duffer.
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Just discovered something on my wireless i had a mild case of bouncing connection every our or so occasionaly it would go then come back, i was using a WEP code i switched to WPA and now it doesnt bounce and i get a stronger signal.
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