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#1 woolley1

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 09:50 AM

i have a wireless internet connection (on a BT home hub) and i connect to it using a belkin wireless G USB adapter.
most of the time the signal strength is either good or very good, but the speed is only 1mbps.
i used to press the repair button if it was going too slow or something etc, and it normally just said the normal disabling, enabling, connecting and renewing ip address thing. but recently i pressed repair, and it went through that but aswell as that it said all this new stuff to do with a DNS server. It went through it very fast so i cant really remember what it said, registering or something like that. And ever since that it had constantly connected at 54 mbps, which i was very happy with. it was like this for about a week every time i connected, and then my computer crashed so i had to restart, and then it went back to only connecting at 1mbps. so basically im asking how do i get the repair thing to go through the whole DNS thing again to make it go faster?
thanks
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~Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 02 October 2007 - 11:33 AM.


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#2 woolley1

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:50 PM

i did an ipconfig if its any help.
thanks

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Me>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : acer-hudvhelddy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-28-1B-A1

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G US
B Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-50-C5-E0-7C
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.71
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 02 October 2007 18:11:39
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 October 2007 18:11:39

#3 woolley1

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:12 PM

ok this is doin my head in now its doin the clearing dns cache thing again and everything when i press repair, but itll still only connect at 1mbps, it used to connect at 54. please help!

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:54 PM

:thumbsup:

Hiya,

Seems that I have seen this senario before. On a previous occassion I found that it was easier to remove the adapter and replace it with a Wireless PCI card. Never saw the problem again.

Just a thought.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:52 PM

any idea how much thats gonna cost me?
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:58 PM

and i dont even know if i have the right slot for that on my laptop...
its an acer aspire 1310

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:15 PM

Hello woolley!! I have a problem now and then with my laptop or my ISP says it is not connected to my wireless. I have Road Runner through Time-Warner cable but I run a linkys router with it which gives me 54 mpbs all of the time except obviously when it doesn't connect to my ISP. I too take the repair option from the task bar and it is almost always taken care of and goes back to 54, I've not had an occasion when it went lower than that but I've had on rare occasion had the repair done and still have no connection. At that point I have to check my modem and cable connections and my router connection to the modem and make sure they're plugged in to the AC. The last time I found my dog had partially pulled the plug out of the wall chasing the cat!! I've never gotten anyother messages while doing the repair on the connection. Today of all days I accidently clicked on my Wireless Network Connection and that killed the connection and I had to do a repair to get connected. I don't know if this would work out for your set up or not, I just know it worked for me. The only other message I get when doing the repair is that if it doesn't work to contact my wireless provider but outside of the usual repair through my IP address etc. I've never had the repair do or show anything else.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:04 PM

Hi Woolley1,

I don't know if this will be of any help. Near the bottom of the page you will find a few suggestions for a slow wireless connection. Have you ever viewed your wireless settings and security settings?

http://www.frequencycast.co.uk/homehubfaq.html#problems

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:42 AM

ive been through all them, the securitys fine and everything, i tried changing the channel to 9, and it still only connects at 1mbps.
the computer downstairs is connected to the same network, and its always connected at 54, or 36, sometimes 18 but its never 1...
the signal here is always either good or very good aswell so its not that.
im confused as to why it was constantly connected at 54 for a week, and then it went back down to 1 suddenly.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:44 AM

also when i went into the homehub settings, it said that the downstream was at 6,816 kbps.
i cant get my downloads to get above 20kbps at this speed.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:04 PM

Have you tried the winsockxpfix? Can't hurt to try.

http://majorgeeks.com/WinSock_XP_Fix_d4372.html

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:23 AM

k done that, still only 1mbps.
yesterday it managed to briefly get up to 5.5 and then 11, but within a couple of minutes it was back down again.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:51 PM

Sorry I didn't check back sooner, are you still having this problem? If so, is there anyway you can test another wireless adapter in your computer? I had a belkin wireless once and it didn't perform very well for me, after I swapped it out for a linksys and haven't had anymore problems.

Edited by Crizz44, 09 October 2007 - 02:56 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:51 AM

not unless i buy one.
ive disabled the windows firewall, and now it tends to fluctuate.
itll connect at 1mbps, then the signal strength will go down to low or good and itll be very slow for a while then for a couple of minutes every now an then the signal strength will go back up to excellent and it might go up to 2, sometimes 5.5mbps.
do you think i should buy a different adapter?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:38 PM

Your laptop takes a Cardbus Type II or III.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=2470729

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_in...uct_code=299892

I have had better luck with the Linksys

I have tried to see if your router has a firmware update, but cannot find anything on it. Sometimes that will help with connection problems. The also have a forum just for your router/modem, not sure if you might get more help from them.

http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/cgi-bin/for...?board=btvision


Do you have any other computers connected that are working good with this router? Can you connect your laptop with an ethernet cable and get a good signal?




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