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    Intermittent wireless

    This is a discussion on Intermittent wireless within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by Isitme Try going to the wireless adapter's manufacturers website. Download the latest driver for your adapter. Open ...

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      Re: Intermittent wireless

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Try going to the wireless adapter's manufacturers website. Download the latest driver for your adapter. Open the Device Manager and uninstall your wireless adapter then reboot your PC and install the new one. Don't believe Windows when it says you have the latest driver, and there is a possibility that your existing one is corrupted.

      Also try channel 13, it is little used and may give a result. Channel 7 is the default for the BT Home Hub, they are terrible for drowning out everyone else.
      Thanks IsIitme. I've moved to channel 13 but have tried it before. The drivers are up to date but, as it's happening on 3 different laptops, it's unlikely to be that anyway, especially as all were working fine with the wireless router at one time.


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      Re: Intermittent wireless

      Sorry, I missed the part where you said you had tried different laptops. As you have also tried a different router, it would seem the problem is environmental. Going back to your first post where you say-
      All I can think of is that the router is situated above a radiator but it's always been there even when all was working well. Anyone any ideas?
      I would assume that previously the radiator was not operational, ie, no water passing through it. I know it is clutching at straws, but now the radiator will be 'working', it may be the water movement which is causing the problem. Can you move the router to another position and see if that helps? Alternately, close the valve on the radiator and see that makes a difference. If this has just started when you heating was switched on, it may be connected to that in some way. eg, the pump or burner switching on at random intervals may be having an effect.

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      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: Intermittent wireless

      I'm afraid it was working fine last winter isitme. I first noticed the problem in the summer when the radiators were off, I just didn't realise how bad it had become until my daughter moved back in for a while and was using the upstairs room. I'm at a complete loss. Channel 13 worked fine yesterday but today it's business as usual.

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      Re: Intermittent wireless

      change the mode 802.11bonly for the sagem and d link routers also make sure that the router isnt near your raditors or windows or any glass units and make sure the is nothing in the home broadcasting on frquencies around 2.4GHz baby monitors chordless phones ect.
      i work for sky........

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      Re: Intermittent wireless

      Advising someone who has an internet speed of 14Mbps to use 11b is hardly helpful. This standard under the best conditions will pass a maximum of 4-5Mbps, more normally it will top out at 2-3Mbps, hardly acceptable for someone with a connection speed of 14Mb plus.

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