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This is a discussion on Wireless Cards within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Bah. I hate them. Right. I got a Netgear WPN311 when we got our router, and all was great in ...
- 21-10-06, 10:45 PM #1
I hate them.
Right. I got a Netgear WPN311 when we got our router, and all was great in the beginning.
And then, slowly over time my signal got worse and worse, untill it decides to tell me there is No Signal lol (yet I can connect to our neighbours across the road...with a nice d/l speed of 80kb)
The router is in the next room lol.
And yet my laptop, in the same place as the PC, with an old Buffalo 54g PCMCIA card has excellent signal.
Warning to users!
Do not buy a WPN311. They suck. And the rest of the net knows this as I only just decided to look for reviews on the fecking thing, and found out it sucks.
If buying a PCI card, go for a Dlink, I had a Dlink MIMO router and MIMO card at my old house and they ruled all, no problems at all.
So..Ive dragged a 10m ethernet cable around hte room, under the carpet and so forth, and now I have a lovely and stable connection to the net.
fin netgear. Useless mongrels.
Gonna get myself the ADSL version of the Dlink MIMO I had I think....afterall...it is ****hot.
- 23-10-06, 09:27 AM #2
If you want to avoid using the long ethernet cable you might want to try a pair of devolo plugs that send the network over your power network, my brother swears by them as he has a cottage with thick walls which makes wireless pretty useless.
- 23-10-06, 08:29 PM #3
^^^ I'd second that - I use them & they're fantastic! There are now a number of suppliers - google 'homeplug' & you'll get loads of choice - youi can even get speeds of 200 Mbps ... !!!!Rachel
- 23-10-06, 09:34 PM #4
I will have to investigate these develo plug thingys of which you speak .
Last edited by Benny; 24-10-06 at 01:03 AM.
- 23-10-06, 10:16 PM #5
Netgear do them too.
Basically you plug this devicve into your power socket, and plug your router into it.
Then another device goes into the power socket near the pc, and an ethernet cable from it to pc.
And thats it.
Obviously transfer speeds of anything above 100MB will only be usefull if you have a gigabit cable/nic........and a SATAII drive with write speeds of 300Mbp/s
- 24-10-06, 01:00 AM #6
- 24-10-06, 08:40 AM #7
Don't forget that you need two of the plugs, therefore the 200mb one that you have found will work at out at £130 for a pair.
If you don't need super high speed between your router and Pc, then you can get a pair of 14mbps ones for £66 at: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...avigationKey=0
or 85mbps for £94
The netgear high speed ones may are obviously higher spec, as they says on big brother "You Decide !". I'd be interested to hear how your get on.