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    would netgear rangemax connect better to sky router than WG111V2?

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      would netgear rangemax connect better to sky router than WG111V2?

      my existing adaptors, both Netgear wg111v2's dont connect when more than 4 feet away!
      is it worth me buying the dearer Rangemax 108mps adaptors at 49.99 from argos, or would the ones from sky (20)be just as improved over my 2yr old ones which worked bloody well fine before i swapped my netgear adaptor for the "identical model" sky version!l
      any ideas most welcome, russ.


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      Re: would netgear rangemax connect better to sky router than WG111V2?

      Geez, the WG111 isn't very good but it's better than that. I doubt if a RangeMax adapter will do much better, particularly as I think they're supposed to work with a RangeMax router using MIMO. Anyway, USB wireless isn't going to be as good as cardbus or PCI.

      Maybe your old router was on a different channel, so I think I would scan for intereference from neighbouring networks and change frequencies to 6 stops away from the strongest. Relocate cordless phone base station etc. Try raising the router to ceiling level -- to avoid furniture, people etc.

      As a last resort it is feasible to use a different router (like maybe your old one) see tutorials.

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      Re: would netgear rangemax connect better to sky router than WG111V2?

      Quote Originally Posted by russwill View Post
      my existing adaptors, both Netgear wg111v2's dont connect when more than 4 feet away!
      is it worth me buying the dearer Rangemax 108mps adaptors at 49.99 from argos, or would the ones from sky (20)be just as improved over my 2yr old ones which worked bloody well fine before i swapped my netgear adaptor for the "identical model" sky version!l
      any ideas most welcome, russ.
      I "invested" in a Rangemax adaptor to use with my (then) new Sky Netgear router. This "worked" but the range was unsatisfactory and not as good as is achieved with a built-in connectivity of my laptop. With Rangemax I can connect in the next room - with laptop I can connect two floors away!

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      Re: would netgear rangemax connect better to sky router than WG111V2?

      I hate to be very negative about wireless, but see if it is possible to avoid wireless altogether!!

     

     

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