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Do I need an N connection to get faster speed? *help please!*

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January 2, 2011 10:48:54 AM

Hello everybody, I am currently on TPGs 500GB ADSL2+ and I am getting download speeds "peaking" at 1.1Mb/s ... I currently LOATH my current connection, I cannot connect to any BFBC2 servers due to their ping all being 200+, on games such as MW2, CSS, ect. I get pings minimum of about 100... Now is it just me or should i be getting the normal 30-50 ping as other players do? Is it my G connection? I have a TPG TL-WN321G USB connector and ITS SO SH!T.. When i was downloading Crysis, to keep my temps down I had to ice cool the thing to keep my connection from dropping out. My current router is a TD-W8901G. I am seriously considering getting a PCI-e adapter and an N router but would this really make a difference for me? would I get faster download speeds? would I still drop out every 5 f%cking minutes?

Thanks for helping,
Intel1502
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January 2, 2011 11:40:46 AM

I doubt if you'll experience much in the way of a speed increase by buying a new router (and wireless adapter).

Anyway, before spending any money, you should try to optimise your reception and avoid interference.

1) raise the router above furniture level
2) Experiment with channels (some will work better or worse depending on your environment)
3) If you can detect strong neighbouring wifi, use a channel 5 stops away from strongest.
4) Relocate cordless phone base or video sender etc.
5) Be prepared to move the computer (or at least turn it so your body is not between the router signal and the wireless adapter's antenna.
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January 2, 2011 1:32:16 PM

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I doubt if you'll experience much in the way of a speed increase by buying a new router (and wireless adapter).

Anyway, before spending any money, you should try to optimise your reception and avoid interference.

1) raise the router above furniture level
2) Experiment with channels (some will work better or worse depending on your environment)
3) If you can detect strong neighbouring wifi, use a channel 5 stops away from strongest.
4) Relocate cordless phone base or video sender etc.
5) Be prepared to move the computer (or at least turn it so your body is not between the router signal and the wireless adapter's antenna.


I live on a 5th floor apartment and the router is in the only available room - my mums room (im 13). The apartment is shaped like an L , The top of the 'L' being the room the router is in, the bottom left is my room (were in the corner where 2 buildings 'meet') so theoretically the router is top of L i am bottom right and in the middle is 5 storyes of drop.. lol if you can understand that thumbs up to you ! xD my body isnt in the way of the two connecting and I cannot relocate my PC. What do you mean when you say to "experiment with channels"; please explain ? Sorry im really nooby when it comes to things not involving CPUs and watercooling ect. =\

Edit: if that means if I buy a G connection PCI adapter that I'll get less heat? because thats the main thing im worked up about, the thing overheats to such an extent internet drops out and I burn my finger if I leave it on for 5+ seconds..
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January 2, 2011 4:01:44 PM

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What version of windows are you using?
How about portforwarding or a vpn like Your-freedom?


Windows 7
As I said, i am nooby with network I have no idea what a VPN is or portforwarding. Is any of this related to overheating??? :fou: 
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January 2, 2011 4:44:42 PM

"What do you mean when you say to "experiment with channels"

See the manual for your router (either on CD which came with it or from the maker's website. Basically, the different channels represent slightly different frequencies which will work better or worse depending on the physical layout of your place. Try changing channels between say 1 and 11 and you will probably see a change in reception signal strength.


As for heat, USB wireless adapters are notorious for dropout and failing altogether due to heat. I'd swap it for a PCI adapter.
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January 2, 2011 5:09:10 PM

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January 4, 2011 4:46:22 AM

lol i also have a toiletpaper-link-wn321g...ive noticed the piece of *** gets very hot but so far ive had no issues...we sell them new $25 at the store where i work :)  lol
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