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    Wireless Taking A While To Connect

    This is a discussion on Wireless Taking A While To Connect within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hopefully i can get some help here, when my laptop starts or wakes from standby the wireless connection takes around ...

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      Wireless Taking A While To Connect

      hopefully i can get some help here, when my laptop starts or wakes from standby the wireless connection takes around 35 seconds to connect, i have tried the default settings and tried different channel numbers and checked what other channels my neighbours are using by checking with inssider.

      any suggestions its the sagem 2504, the best signal i get is -43



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      Re: Wireless Taking A While To Connect

      There are a number of things that you could try.

      • have you got another device which can connect to the router? If so, please see how this behaves
      • ensure that you have installed all the latest hardware & software drivers for your Laptop, there could well be a relevant update that you require. Don't just rely on the M$ Updates, check the manufacturer's site as well
      • run AV scans (use your installed AV product & an on-line scanner)
      • run Anti-Malware & anti-Adware scanners
      • if you haven't done so recently, defrag your Laptop
      • install and run Advanced SystemCare


      Let us know if any of this helps to get things running more smoothly.

      Finally, as a courtesy, could you update your profile to reflect the Sagem 2504 router as well please.

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      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Wireless Taking A While To Connect

      Is your router standing up on its end or lying flat? If it is the latter, stand it up using the supplied base. Due to security the device will not connect immediately to the router, 35 secs is not too long a delay. If you turn off the security in the router, it will probably connect in half the time, but you don't want to run it like that for too long

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Wireless Taking A While To Connect

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      There are a number of things that you could try.

      • have you got another device which can connect to the router? If so, please see how this behaves
      • ensure that you have installed all the latest hardware & software drivers for your Laptop, there could well be a relevant update that you require. Don't just rely on the M$ Updates, check the manufacturer's site as well
      • run AV scans (use your installed AV product & an on-line scanner)
      • run Anti-Malware & anti-Adware scanners
      • if you haven't done so recently, defrag your Laptop
      • install and run Advanced SystemCare


      Let us know if any of this helps to get things running more smoothly.

      Finally, as a courtesy, could you update your profile to reflect the Sagem 2504 router as well please.
      my pc has a wireless pci card and it connects much quicker
      drivers and updates all ok, it was a fresh install 6 months ago and the drivers are still current.
      defrag and anti-malware and anti adware and anti viures checks all up to date as i do these routinely.

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Is your router standing up on its end or lying flat? If it is the latter, stand it up using the supplied base. Due to security the device will not connect immediately to the router, 35 secs is not too long a delay. If you turn off the security in the router, it will probably connect in half the time, but you don't want to run it like that for too long
      it is standing up, im wondering if a better seperate wireless adapter would benefit here

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      Re: Wireless Taking A While To Connect

      A good quality USB/PCMCIA adapter may improve your initial connection speed, but it is up to you whether it is worth it for the sake of a few seconds.

      TomD


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      Re: Wireless Taking A While To Connect

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      A good quality USB/PCMCIA adapter may improve your initial connection speed, but it is up to you whether it is worth it for the sake of a few seconds.
      ha ha it seems ages when your waiting to get online, i might buy a second hand one to try it out, my laptop goes in and out of standby a lot too so again having to wait for the connecting is annoying.

      my next gripe is when i start chrome or IE, it takes a further 12 seconds to load my homepage google search, whereas it used to be up instantly, i dont know if the browsers have just become so bloated, it only happens the first launch of the day or after running ccleaner, 12 seconds feels like on the old 56k modem lol

     

     

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