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Old 12-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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I've been having some connection issues with my netgear wireless adapter WG311v3. It disconnects when i use cpu intensive programs like games and playing multiplayer is nearly impossible. My computer is located nearly 20 meters from the router(netgear DG834). I want you guys to recommend me a good long range wireless network adapter. Price not very big issue(though it shouldn't be too expensive)
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need a Cantenna.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Man that thing is huge lol. Not enough space around me. More suggestions plz.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:49 PM   #4
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It's not that big. It's only 12 inches long.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:28 AM   #5
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My computer and my laptop always get disconnected from the internet (which is downstairs)

We've tried everything, new wireless network adapter, new router..everything! I can't play LAN or go on multiplayer for a long time without being disconnected.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:46 AM   #6
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Or you could just make one out of a Pringles can:

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Old 12-05-2008, 07:00 AM   #7
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Ya after atomic rooster's post i did a small research and found cantennas can be built at home. If I don't find any other option then maybe I'll build one.
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I've been having the same problem like yours with a Netgear router couple of years ago. I also tried so many things (incl. upgr the firmware, bought a bigger aerial for the router, i put it next to my comp, etc,etc....) At the end after spending one week trying to sort it out, read all the documentation i could find, i got pissed off and i bought myself Thomson (which i use until today, no problems, but it costed me 75 ) anyway, after i bought the thomson, i still decided to give the Netgear one last try. So i logged in in the router, switched off the DHCP server setting, rebooted it and.....it freakin' worked so you might as well try that
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:52 AM   #9
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at home, I'm fine, at work, I use a dlink wireless, and get d/c all the time, I think it has alot to do with your walls and distance from the wireless
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:13 AM   #10
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The problem here is that I can't really adjust any settings of the router as the land lord won't allow me. Hopefully i will find something good.
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