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Wireless Network, Laptops & Lag


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#1 kwiatkiem

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

Hello everyone!

My husband and I play World of Warcraft (insert nerd joke here) and we have a question.

I play on an XPS420 Desktop (8GB HDD) & there's absolutely NO lag issues whatsoever. We have the fastest of the fastest speed that AT&T offers in Chicago. I have a Netgear Router (Wireless N). My desktop is wired to it and the hubs connects wirelessly on a laptop (Gateway NV52 4GB HDD). Sometimes he experiences nasty lag.

Is there any way to speed him up or is he doomed because he's on a laptop? My desktop used to be a 2GB HDD but I upgraded it - but I never really had lag in the first place. Would connecting him (wired) directly to the router be of any help?

And yes my router is up and away from interference (my husband usually sits only about 2 feet from the router).

Thanks!!!!!!

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:45 PM

Check the "power settings", and make sure its selected on high performance. Also, just because you're "close" to the router, interference could still be happening. I'd also check and adjust channels(avoid 1 and 6, as they are normally the most congested) to see if performance improves..

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:10 PM

thanks for the tips!

But another dumb question.....I went and bought an ethernet cable and I want to wire the laptop to the router directly. One end into the laptop, the other into the router - and I expected -*PRESTO*-

What I actually got made me more confused. It's still on the wireless connection and the #2 light on the router is lighting up. My desktop is #1 (solid green light) and the laptop is #2 (Orange light that flashes once in a while). I disconnected from the wireless network, expecting to be still connected because of the cable but no dice.

I have a Netgear Wireless N WNR2000 and AT&T DSL (the fastest they have) if that helps....

Thank you!!!

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:12 PM

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Now you can see the lights

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:11 PM

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

So, does anyone know how to connect a laptop to the internet with an ethernet cable?

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 07:24 AM

You should just connect ethernet cable to lan port on laptop and the other end to one of the four lan ports on router RJ45 connectors on end of each cable ensure local area connection is set to obtain an ip address atuomatically and obtain an dns server address to automatic.

Check firewall isn't blocking connection.
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