December 17th, 2005, 01:34 AM #1
My Internet Connection Speed @ 1Mbps! Help!
Well...the title saids it. After moving the computer to upstairs, the rate dropped from 2mbps to 1mbps and the connection drops sometimes. I have the Linksys Wireless-B (802.11b) Router and on my computer.... i think and i have the Belkin Corporation Wireless adaptor that receives the signal. I thought the wireless signal can be reached far away and im wondering why the speed has dropped significantly. I'm wondering if its the crappy wireless receiver. Will it help if i get a Linksys USB Bluetooth or get a Linksys PCI adaptor? I need help plz =)Live Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 17th, 2005, 01:54 AM #2
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Distance has to be considered here without knowing the actual range limitations on the
wireless setup you have. The materials inbetween can also have a bearing. The materials in
the walls and floor as well as any large appliances can reduce signal strength regardless of
the make and model router you are using. You could go out and spend twice as much on a
totally different setup only to see the same thing happen again.
December 17th, 2005, 08:43 AM #3
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what electronics do you have around the router and the computer?
Do you have the latest firmware for the router?
December 17th, 2005, 03:00 PM #4
Around the computer, i have a printer, around the router, its in a small office room surrounded by walls, lamp. Whats a firmware?Live Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 17th, 2005, 03:12 PM #5
Firmware is the operating system built into a device. Like the BIOS on the PC, it can be updated to cure some problems, and possibly cause new problems.
December 17th, 2005, 03:16 PM #6
even tho the signal is low, why isnt my speed at 11mbps?Live Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 17th, 2005, 03:21 PM #7
11mbps? now are you talking about ur network speed or internet speed?AMD Opteron 146 2.8ghz 280x10
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December 17th, 2005, 03:49 PM #8Originally Posted by NightRise420
December 17th, 2005, 04:00 PM #9Originally Posted by vikeorLive Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 17th, 2005, 04:03 PM #10Originally Posted by paul9Live Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 17th, 2005, 04:09 PM #11
also whats TNC and SMC?Live Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 17th, 2005, 04:18 PM #12
December 17th, 2005, 06:49 PM #13
will adding a high gain antenna make my network speed higher?Live Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 17th, 2005, 07:11 PM #14
If the signal path improves, then it should make a fair bit of difference. However, you will probably need a decent antenna at both ends.
December 17th, 2005, 10:50 PM #15
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You will definitely have to have a boost at both ends to see any good results there. A loss
of signal strength has already been the main reason why your speed has dropped. Boost a
living heck at both ends may see some much needed improvement. Do you remember those
old cd radios with directional antennas? What happened when you moved away from this or
that contact to speak to another? The answer is obvious. Boost reception and transmission
at both ends to get improved results.
December 18th, 2005, 12:24 AM #16
I have a linksys Broadband router.
is that a good antenna?
or this one?
the second one seems to have a bad review on it....Live Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 18th, 2005, 12:30 AM #17Live Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 18th, 2005, 12:31 AM #18
Personally, I'd give GroundZero a nudge, as he likes to do a bit wireless work.
December 18th, 2005, 01:36 AM #19
i guess ill have to wait for someone to recommend me an antennaLive Fast, Die Young, Dont Forget, Dont Regret
December 18th, 2005, 03:53 AM #20Originally Posted by NightRise420
TNC and SMA are types of RF connectors, similar to the "F" connector used for TV coax cable and the BNC connector used on certain monitors. Most routers use the "reverse" SMA connector. Whichever one your router uses, you'll want to make sure that any antenna you buy uses the same, otherwise you'll need some kind of adapter.
First of all, have you tried reorienting the antennas on your router? Dipole antennas work best when they are oriented perpendicular to the direction of travel. A simple reorienting may boost your signal enough to establish a solid connection.
If this doesn't help, THEN you can try buying higher gain antennas. Generally, the higher the gain, the stronger your signal will be, but the narrower the "beam" will be. Any points located outside the beam will see weaker signal (which is often a good thing). Since you already have some signal then you may just need a few dB of gain. A pair of replacement high gain antennas could be the thing you need:
I forgot that you moved your computer upstairs. These antennas will have a narrower beamwidth so orienting the antennas will be more critical. If you don't do it right, your signal strength will decrease!
Last edited by DanU; December 18th, 2005 at 03:56 AM.
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