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Problems with getting WiFi through wireless usb adapter


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#1 nick468

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:24 PM

HI there : hope someone can offer their expertise.....

I get my internet connection through the following wi-fi adapter
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...3a55365fca60ae7

and have been doing so for several months now.

It is connected to my laptop through a usb socket made available after I installed a "Standard Enhanced PCI to USB host controller" after the two existing USB sockets on the laptop packed up.

However, whenever I am availing of the internet service, I always find it is intermittent at best, i.e. it will work fine for a period of time then disconnect and automatically reconnect. I thought originally this was because in my old house, the wi-fi connection was always "Low" or "Very Low". However, I have since moved to a new place where the signal more often than not is "Good" or "Very Good" (even though I am three floors away from the wireless port). But I am still having the same problems.

Does anyone know why this might be? It is to do with the fact I am using the dongle through a secondary USB port, or will the problem solve by purchasing a "repeater" device?

Any tips welcome! Thanks very much.

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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:53 PM

To be honest it could be the adapter I have never heard of that brand. Have you tried connecting at a WiFi hotspot and see if you have better luck?
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