The main internet connection into our flat is 1MB Telewest Blueyonder broadband. From this I've got a Linksys Wireless-G Router broadcasting to a Linksys wireless-G card in my PCMCIA slot on a laptop
My issue is that I don't seem to be getting a very fast connection, either on the Web, or on downloads.
The fastest connection speed I ever get is 54 Mbps, and pages seem to take a while to load (faster than dial-up but not much quicker!). When I'm downloading stuff either P2P or through torrents, I never get above a speed of 12kb/s. Downloads from the Web don't get much faster either.
I know that I could and should be getting faster connection and download speeds than this, and wonder if I was doing something obviously wrong? On Task Manager it says I'm only utilising 1% of my wireless connection...
If it makes a difference, I'm running Norton Antivirus/Internet Security, plus have Lavasoft Ad-Watch professional running in the background
How do you connect to the router? Did you use an installation CD? If you right click your connection icon on the taskbar and select "view available networks" then click "change advanced settings" is there a wireless tab?
I mean - for security there's a network key / SSID which the router has, and which I need to match on my computer, in order to access the secure wireless network, and to prevent others from leeching/hacking
Box for Windows to configure the network is ticked, and wireless zero config is running