Broadband Networking, MN-730



Robert G
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
I have a wireless network card for my desktop computer, and most of the time
it works correctly, but I've come across several times where it fails to work.

I'm fairly close to the b-generation wireless router (which is a Belkin,
sorry...). When problems occur, the computer says that the connection speed
is 5.5 Mbps; when it remains that way, the computer seems to lose its
connection, using the repair doesn't always work, and the only way to fix it
is to restart the computer- then there are times when during restart, the
computer freezes on the 'Shutting down the computer..." message.

I was just curious if this is a somewhat normal problem, or if there is any
way to fix it.

Alan C
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
There are known issues regarding wireless connections between adapters and
ap's from different manufacturers. Also pci wireless cards have problems
due to the aerial being close to display cables, etc. I have found that usb
wireless adapters work much better.


"Robert G" <RobertG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D0A6D0BD-D649-467C-A262-3E64F6848561@microsoft.com...
>I have a wireless network card for my desktop computer, and most of the
>time
> it works correctly, but I've come across several times where it fails to
> work.
>
> I'm fairly close to the b-generation wireless router (which is a Belkin,
> sorry...). When problems occur, the computer says that the connection
> speed
> is 5.5 Mbps; when it remains that way, the computer seems to lose its
> connection, using the repair doesn't always work, and the only way to fix
> it
> is to restart the computer- then there are times when during restart, the
> computer freezes on the 'Shutting down the computer..." message.
>
> I was just curious if this is a somewhat normal problem, or if there is
> any
> way to fix it.

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
"Alan C" <nospam@noisp.com> wrote:

>There are known issues regarding wireless connections between adapters and
>ap's from different manufacturers. Also pci wireless cards have problems
>due to the aerial being close to display cables, etc. I have found that usb
>wireless adapters work much better.
>

Some of the PCI wireless cards have a free standing antenna with a 12
to 15 inch cable that connects to the card. These have worked very
well for me in some situations where regular PCI wireless cards with
the antenna on the card would not work.

One such card is the AOpen model AOI-831

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
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http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
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Broadband Networking, MN-730