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- 18-12-06, 03:41 PM #1
Spent some time over the last few days setting up a friend's new Sky Broadband connection.
When connected to the router using a wired (ethernet) connection, everything seems fine, but if we connect using a Belkin F5D7050uk USB 54G wireless adapter, then connection (about 15', through a partition wall) is extremely erratic.
Can have a good wireless connection for perhaps 1/2 hour, then it will drop and not come back for ages. When it is working, ping times are great (1 or 2ms), but then an increasing number of timeouts will occur until the connection drops completely.
I am I.T. savvy and have changed channels from the default 6 (1, 3, 9, 11...), changed aerial orientation (although signal strength is usually 70-80% anyway), relocated the router to eliminate potential reflections from furniture etc, used a different PC in a different room etc, but all have made no difference.
I will try connecting with different wifi network adpters over the next day or two, but in the meantime, if anybody can share their experiences of connecting to the Sky router, whether with Sky's own adapter or 3rd party, then that would be appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.
- 18-12-06, 05:21 PM #2
Have you tried turning off the Security to see if this affects the connectivity, or changing it from WEP to WPA? You might want to change the beaconing from the default to 50ms.
- 18-12-06, 05:50 PM #3
Thanks for the reply.
No obvious difference between WEP and WPA-PSK, using the key supplied by Sky.
Hope to be able to have another look tomorrow evening and will take your advice on changing beaconing from the default to 50ms. Never had any need to do that before - where do I find it in the Netgear menus and what does it actually do ?
Will also follow the advice in other posts and try turning off uPNP.
PS Drivers for the Belkin were updated and also made no difference.
Look forward to your guidance.
- 18-12-06, 06:49 PM #4
I use the same Belkin adapter and find that the wireless signal is strong , except I found that DHCP is temperamental, so now have a static IP which works a lot better. The Belkin software is poor so I uninstalled and just use the Windows Zero Configuration utility.
- 19-12-06, 12:14 PM #5
I also have the same problem with the Belkin adapter and also the with my wireless laptop. Seems if im using the connection too long the the internet access just stops. The computers are connected wirelessly to the router with excellent signal strength but there are no uploads or downloads. I was using a Belkin router previously and that was perfect so I know that it cant be the computer that is having problems. I have also tried changing the channels and also changing the mode to Auto 108 which seems to be slightly better than g&b but still its really annoying when the connection goes as I have to repair to the connection each time.
- 22-12-06, 11:23 AM #6
Anyone know if it possible to change the channel when the router is set to Auto 108 and using WPA security?
This problem is really annoying me now. Ive changed the channels and also the tried the different types of security however no luck. The laptop remains conected to the router but I cannot browse the net at all after 30 minutes or so and the icon in the taskbar doesnt even light up at all. Surely it would light up if was trying to use find the webpage?
Any help would be appreciated
Last edited by Depul; 22-12-06 at 01:41 PM.