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Having problems with the ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Card.

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October 31, 2011 9:32:10 PM

I am having frustrating problems with the ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Card. As the name suggests, it is a PCI-Express wireless card. The frustrating part is that it drops me at random times while I have excellent signal (5 bars). I have tried to update the drivers, re-install them as well as try different drivers thanks to google searches and it still does the same thing. IT does not matter if I am browsing the web, playing a multiplayer game or streaming videos, it basically lags out and stops working for a min or more and turns back on to normal. I have done numerous tests. When it is working normally, I get around 24mpbs download and 3.5mpbs upload. When it begins to cause problems that number drops way below to around 5-6mpbs download and < or 1mpbs upload.
I play video games competitively so it is quite annoying.

My Specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8 Ghz
BIOSTAR A870 AM3 ATX Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB(2x4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
SAPPHIRE Toxic Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Case
Antec BP550 Plus 550W
ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Card

Any suggestions?
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October 31, 2011 9:33:22 PM

Do you have wireless phones, or a microwave near your router that gets used?
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October 31, 2011 9:34:52 PM

My cellphone usually sits right on the desk next to the computer about 5 feet away.
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October 31, 2011 9:36:28 PM

A cell phone should be at a much higher frequency than wireless internet, so that should not interfere.

I would suggest logging into your router, and changing the Wireless channel. it is probably on 6 as a default, so change it to 2, or 11.

if there are other wireless networks in the area they can interfere with each other on the same channel.

See if that helps at all.
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October 31, 2011 9:37:51 PM

How do I login into the router?
There are an average of 2-3 other networks being recognized by the wireless card so that might be it.
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October 31, 2011 9:39:36 PM

You are going to have to connect directly to it.

On your browser try 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 that should take you to a login page. If not check your manual for the address. What model router do you havE?
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October 31, 2011 9:41:08 PM

It's a NETGEAR Wireless-N 150 Router Model WNR1000V2. I think I logged in. For Channel it is set to Auto. Should I change it to a specific number?
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October 31, 2011 9:44:13 PM

Alright, just check in there for wireless channel
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October 31, 2011 9:45:42 PM

The Channel is set to auto. Should I change it to a specific number?

Also if I go to wireless settings, it asks me if I want to Enable Wireless Router Radio, Enable SSID Broadcast, Enable WMM (Wi-Fi multi-media) Settings (5GHz a/n). And much more options.
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October 31, 2011 9:51:30 PM

Yes, set it to a specific channel. It should say somewhere what channel it is currently on when it is set to auto... I would suggest trying 2 or 11.

Radio is already enabled, or you wouldn't be able to connect to wireless at all.

SSID broadcast set to on

WMM, use defaults.

Use the 2.4GHz N band, it is usually more stable than the 5GHz.
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October 31, 2011 9:55:33 PM

Changed the Auto setting to 11. Will let you know how that works out.
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October 31, 2011 9:56:16 PM

Alrighty, hope that helps
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November 7, 2011 4:20:26 AM

Works fine now. Thanks a lot!
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November 7, 2011 4:20:39 AM

Best answer selected by recktech.
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November 7, 2011 5:46:04 AM

This topic has been closed by Maziar
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