The other problem that I had with those speeds is that I was trying to download a large file. The file would seem to come over at top speed as before, at around 700-800 KB/s, but as I was downloading it the connection would cut out, every time.
So, I tried to look up new drivers for it to see if that might help. Lo and behold, Belkin doesn't have any drivers for the 5000 series adapter yet. I decided to Google it and see what everyone else had to say. There's very little to be found about this particular adapter anywhere, though I did manage to find some reviews about it being crappy and needing some new drivers. However, anyone online can say anything, so I figured I'd come to where I've gotten help before.
Anyone have any experience or reviews about this thing? I'd like to know if it's fixable, something I need to wait for a driver release for, or if it's just plain faulty. If it's faulty, anyone have a cheap, working alternate card?
EDIT: This is on WinXP SP2, BTW. All Automatic Updates other than SP3 have been applied.
EDIT 2: More information for y'all, it seems the adapter can do only a certain type of traffic. I left a torrenting program on last night to send out some home movies to a friend (We find it easier for big files, just drop and leave it). This morning, they were still seeding just fine at about 30 KB/s max. However, as soon as I started browsing as well as letting that run, the connection cut out. I repaired it, shut down the torrent, and started browsing with no problems for a good hour. Tried turning the torrents back on, boom. Loss of any speed. Also, the connection itself doesn't drop out, just stops transmitting data.
Edited by Ultymoo, 31 March 2009 - 08:33 AM.