wireless router internet connection problems!!

  lonemascot 16:23 27 May 2006

I have a Linksys WAG 354 GS wireless router. My downstairs PC is connected to it via Ethernet and my upstairs PC is wirelessly connected with a Ralink RT2500 802.11g PCI card.

The Ethernet connection provides a perfect internet connection. However, connecting to the internet is very temperamental with the wireless connection.

Signal changes from full strength to low for no apparent reason. I don’t have any encryption enabled so it should be near to/or full strength.

Sometimes I can connect to the internet sometimes I can’t. Sometimes it cuts out mid flow which is very annoying.

Im running on Windows XP and Firefox browser.

Does anyone have any clue as to why its being a bit rubbish.


  Taff™ 16:30 27 May 2006

All sorts of things can affect the wireless transmission signal. A DECT phonebase station next to the router, the operation of a microwave oven or another wireless router within range and using either the same channel or one very close to your routers channel - Does any of this apply in your case?

  lonemascot 16:33 27 May 2006

im running on channel six. the router is situated next to a cordless phone, the microwave however is miles away from it. i mite try changing the channel to 11 see if that improves performance. thanks

  Taff™ 21:02 27 May 2006

And try moving the phone!

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