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My First Wifi Hotspot Experience, Not So Good


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#1 Bernie70

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 07:44 PM

so i take my laptop to panera and look forward to my first wifi hotsspot experience. it took a while to connect, and when i did, i'd only stay on for a few minutes before disconnecting (a red x thru the wireless icon). this occurred several times. Sometimes I'd view all the wireless networks and the Panera network wouldn't even be on there.

When i was connected I noticed a slow speed (about 11 Mbs). It was during lunch so maybe the network was busy.

I'm now on my wireless network and never d/c. Could it have been a shoddy or busy network or could it possibly be on my end?

Thanks so much..

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 08:52 AM

you were connected to an 802.11b standard router. meaning 11mbs. 802.11g is 54mbs. there could be many reasons for disconnecting and poor connection in a public access point. either from , old router technology, 802.11b, to high traffic , to incompatibility with the wireless utility and or hardware. can you get a reasonable signal and bandwidth from another access point?
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 10:42 AM

i talked with a few people and we came to the conclusion that it was my laptop's location. It was right up against a thick wall, on the other side of where the router or access point was.

At times, my comp would not even recognize the network was available even though i had refreshed it several times... I'll have to go there again and sit in the open next time

Edited by Bernie70, 15 July 2006 - 10:43 AM.





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