Re: Wireless Fall Back
From: Geoff Lane (bunsen_at_talk21.com)
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 20:53:33 +0100
On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 11:58:55 -0700, "Jordan Freeland"
>> I've got a small home network which consists of wired and wireless
>> The range is very eratic on my wireless section and nowhere near what
>> the manufacturers suggest is possible (in ideal conditions).
>In most cases, using network devices made from the same manufacturer works
I would have stayed with Netgear except that the Linksys USB was more
suitable for the circunstances and the Dell was supplied with the
> If you have rpoblems with wireless quality and strength, here are a
>1. Go wired when possible
As mentioned I have a mixture.
>2. Aim your antennas correctly or get better ones (omni-directionals are
How do you aim it, mine is like a stick, I thought vertical was the
>3. Try different channels on your WLAN
Tried that with my Dell card, made no difference, haven't tried it
with the Linksys
>4. Make sure your RX/TX power is set to the highest possible
>or if you really want better range,
Is that a card setting or an AP setting - I can only recall it in
relation to a modem.
>5. Get a signal booster for your AP/Router, if NetGear makes them.
New to WiFi so am not sure if Netgear make one or not.