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Wireless Connection Dropping When Trying To Stream Anything


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#1 tsherma

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 01:11 PM

Anytime I try to stream anything on my laptop over wireless, like Youtube videos or any other streaming video my Router just gets a slower and slower connection until it just completely drops my connection. The signal strength is listed as "Excellent", but the mbps just drop. Most of the time windows just reconnects automatically with no problems, but other times I have to do the Modem/router reboot trick. When I am not streaming, the connection is just fine at a steady 54mbps.
My desktop pc is hard wired through the router and has far few issues with streaming although it does also drop me occassionally.
Is it time for me to get a new router, or is there anything else I can do?

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#2 Dr_Manhattan

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:11 AM

I don't think you will need to get a new router since the connection works fine when your not streaming video. Perform a windows update on your computer and also you try upgrading the wireless network card drivers and see if that helps you out.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:28 PM

Also, while your at it, check for new firmware for your router.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:43 AM

I just ran the windows updates, and I will try to update the firmware on the router later tonight.
thanks for the suggestions

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:16 PM

I finally had a chance to run the firmware update and so far so good. It seems to be a much more stable connection.

Thanks for the advise. :thumbsup:




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