having just subscribed to o2 broadband, up to 16 MB Download speed, plus had a new BT Cable for my phone and broadband, i'm having problems, i dont like wireless routers, but as my Landlady doesn't want my PC in her living room, i'm using a 10 Metre.telephone extention Lead, could that be the reason i'm very lucky indeed if i can get Half a Mb download speed, anyone else had any problems with o2 broadband, i even have problems opening Internet Explorer 7? XP Home Service Pack 2 OS...i have a desktop computer, would it be better to run it wirelessly, any help, advice, suggestions would be very welcome, i feel like a hammer through the tower may be an option, its so very frustrating!!!
You could try putting the router downstairs close to the phone socket and connected with a short cable, and then use a long ethernet cable (CAT5) to connect to your PC. You may get less noise on the line that way.
I have a filter on the phone socket, and could you advise the maximum length of ethernet cable available to purchase, and where could i buy one, as for wireless i have tried that and it makes no difference, signal is always low? I dont know anyone local to me who has internet access who i could compare mine with
Many thanks for your combined answers, still very frustrated :-(
thanks in advance of anymore suggestions ( Ps the BT line was a new installation only last week)