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#1 davislove

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

I have an old laptop that I want to get back up and running. It's about as thick as a phone book. I know it's a toshiba satelite. can't find all the specs and particulars, i'm not computer literate.

Anyway I use a modem card to get online but it's as slow as dial up. the signal strength range from 30-50 % while the quality also runs in that range. My other newer computer with the internal modem runs fine with a strong signal.

I guess my question is is there a way to tweak or increase the signal? is the signal causing the slow speed, or do I need more ram? and how do you add ram to a laptop?


thanks

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:59 PM

You may need more RAM, but replacing the network card/modem will be the best solution!

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:41 PM

thanks for the reply.

some modem cards are better then others? any suggestion on what brand or type?

thanks

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:25 PM

Linksys has always been stable for me. That is a good solution, especially having a direct Cisco partnership.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:07 PM

Some cards are better than others, I use D-Link mostly. I did like Netgear equipment, until they changed their drivers which messed things up.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:14 PM

I agree. Some are better than others. Linksys, Netgear, and D-link are very stable.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:32 PM

Linksys is what i use now




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