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    Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

    This is a discussion on Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hey, this is frustrating me alot. Since my computer is not wifi compatible i brought a Belkin Surf and Share ...

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      Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

      Hey,
      this is frustrating me alot. Since my computer is not wifi compatible i brought a Belkin Surf and Share so i can have wifi on my computer without any long leads. But everytime i play a game like counter strike or maplestory, after 5-10minutes the wifi signal disconnects. This is only for me, then i have to repair it on the bottom right, where the computer icon thing is in the tray. Is the problem in the wireless adapter or my router. The router works perfectly on my laptop but not on this. Any help please?


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      Re: Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

      From reading the experiences of other members who play on-line games, I would actually advise against it.

      WiFi will occasionally drop the signal.

      You are welcome to check that you are using a channel that isn't populated by other local WiFi routers. Download and install inSSIDer to see what ones are the better channels where you live.

      The Belkin will also let you set up a 5Mhz channel, so you might be able to take advantage of this if your machine is WiFi n enabled.

      Ultimately the best option is to connect via an Ethernet cable and forget WiFi for gaming.

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      Re: Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

      hey, even tho if i want a wifi adapter. Which one would be the best one compatible with netgear dg834gt router. Since this belkin one is frustrating me too much im going to return it tomorrow and hopefully get a different one. Which one would you reccoment to me that is under 30.
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      The Belkin will also let you set up a 5Mhz channel, so you might be able to take advantage of this if your machine is WiFi n enabled.
      and also im using channel 9, which is not used by anyone around in iissider

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      Re: Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

      The Sky Router is WiFi g. Any WiFi n adaptor would be backwards compatible with it.

      Personally I would recommend a WiFi n adaptor as this would ensure that you are more readily able to be alright when you get a WiFi n router.

      I'm not too up on any technical differences between the different WiFi adaptors themselves to comment hugely more on the topic. They may be a small difference between the different brands in terms of performance, but I wouldn't expect a huge amount to be present.

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      Re: Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

      so if i get this:
      NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter - 802.11 b/g/n at cheap prices | PC World
      it would be compatible since it is b/g/n?

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      Re: Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

      WiFi n can go up to 300mbps. If you wanted to assure yourself of being able to cope with this kind of speed in the future, then the adaptor that you've listed won't be suitable. However it would work comfortably with you current router as it is only capable of working to WiFi g which is 56mbps.

      Try looking at this adaptor:

      NETGEAR WNA3100 Wireless USB Adapter - 802.11 b/g/n at cheap prices | PC World

      Do check the Netgear forum if you want to look at the feedback on the product there.

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      Re: Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

      ah, since my belkin is same price i mite aswel exchange it and check this out, hopefully less dc and a little bit better gaming
      thanks

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      Re: Wireless Adapter + Sky Router=Fail?

      As I mentioned in my first post, most gamers on this site prefer not to use WiFi.

      If it is not easy for you to use an Ethernet adapter, you may wish to consider installing a pair of HomePlugs instead. This is one such place, there are other which can be cheaper:

      Cheap Powerline from Devolo, Billion & Netgear

      Try to get a pair that offers 100mbps or 200mbps connection speed and a 'Pass-through' mains socket. HomePlugs don't work well on surge protected sockets, so you could loose the use of a socket otherwise, hence why I prefer the 'Pass-through' feature.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

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