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Wireless connection upgrade?

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by klyph, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. klyph

    klyph Dismember VIP

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    Here's my situation. I'm in an apartment attached to a house with a wireless router. I have a wireless card in my desktop, but the connection is very unstable. It says it has an excellent signal strength, 54mbps, and surfing the web it does great.
    My problem comes in when I play online multiplayer games (Battlefield2142) the connection randomly drops at the most inopportune times. It won't stay connected to a server for 1 round without disconnecting me.
    Is there any way to make my wireless connection more stable?
    Any ideas on any other solutions (I can't hook up a landline)
    This is very frustrating.
     
  2. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    is this your own wireless router , or ar you leeching off someone elses wireless device ?? if it's your own you can try and setup the proper ports on the router and forward them to your desktop, also set our ip address to a static address.
     
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    I guess I'm leaching, I can't access the router settings and I already have the IP set to static. That was the only way I could keep it connected longer than 10 seconds :confused:

    Got anything else?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    you can get range extender antennas for $30 by linksys at walmart.


    worked great for me.
     
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    Here's something I was thinking about doing. This is my wireless card.
    [​IMG]

    Could I put a cable on the antenna and move it somewhere else? My comp is kinda tucked into a corner, and I think it's location isn't good. Is it a coax cable that the antenna screws onto?
     
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    can't you just drill through the ice wall into the house? :D
     
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    Thanks, Jackass.

    How do i tell if my antenna is TNC or SMA?
     
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    you cant put a cable on the end...
     
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    dammit

    Which antenna should i get? All the ones I found are for routers.
     
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