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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 11:20:37 PM

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Hi,
I'm using a Belkin F5D7632-4 router conencted to my ADSL line, and then
from there I have an MSI CB54G2 cardbus in the laptop, and an MSI PC54G2
on the PC. The PC and router are very close (around 15ft), but the
laptop is often used upstairs (around 35ft) from the router. However,
while I get a good signal while I'm up there, the link speed varies
immensely from 54Mbps to as low as 1Mbps. It also won't resolve an IP
address for the laptop unless I physically come downstairs nearer to the
router (anywhere on the ground floor seems to work fine). Now, I'm
thinking it can't all be out of range, so why does this happen? I've
tried moving around upstairs and going into different rooms, and I get
the same thing. Does anyone have any ideas?
Regards,
ThePotato

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December 8, 2004 9:26:55 AM

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Try moving the antenna's on the router around. Also, set the RTS/CTS to
1000 or 800 and give that a try.

sean
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 8, 2004 3:25:15 PM

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Chris Brennen <cbrennen.no.spam@hotmail.com> wrote:
> immensely from 54Mbps to as low as 1Mbps. It also won't resolve an IP
> address for the laptop unless I physically come downstairs nearer to the
> router (anywhere on the ground floor seems to work fine). Now, I'm

The radiation pattern from a standard rubber-ducky antenna is like a donut.
The antenna should be pointed so that it is broadside to the intended
target. There would be some tilt needed to shoot upstairs.

You can also add free reflectors to the Access Point which can give 10dBi
or more gain. If the laptop works at all upstairs, a reflector should make
it work quite well.

http://www.freeantennas.com The EZ-10 takes a few minutes to make with a
piece of cardboard and aluminum foil. My rendition may be too wrinkly, and
should be smoother, maybe made from a flat sheet of metal instead. My
setup was better with two reflectors. One reflector and one bare antenna
caused some "toggling" between the antennas.

< http://www.rahul.net/dold/clarence/SMC/EZ10-strength.ht... >

In my case, my living room couch location would connect and disconnect.
With the reflectors added, the living room and dining room beyond have
solid connections.

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Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 10, 2004 3:32:59 AM

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Sean wrote:
> Try moving the antenna's on the router around. Also, set the RTS/CTS to
> 1000 or 800 and give that a try.
>
> sean

Hi Sean,
Yes, I've tried that, but not much luck I'm afraid. What does the RTS/
CTS do, and where can I find it as I can't see it in my router's
settings anywhere.
ThePotato
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