I think I can tick this one as resolved in record time. As it happens I have noticed that when I tick on to my wireless connection manager I pick up at least another six people logged on wirelessly using I assume the same frequency as myself.
When I first had my wireless connection some two years ago I was the only one on the estate that was using it and so the only one that showed on the wireless connection manager.
The others that are using it now are my neighbours that have gone on line wirelessly recently. Some of them are not even using basic encryption so as you say Technotiger cable is much more secure.
Thanks again and as you suggest I will not tinker, not this time anyway.
You could try changing the wireless transmitting channel on your router to see if reception is better, and hopefully faster. If reception is poor the laptop and the router will take longer to exchange data and so speeds drop.
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