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Old 12-12-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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I have this router and this usb adapter. i have the adapter in two pcs and one has 4 bars, but the other one has only 2 bars that is convienetly place in MY room... Diablo 2 lags so much that i cant even play how can i increase my internet output to be able to play games online?


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124278
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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Many routers have a signal strength setting. They usually range from 75%-125%. Same with most adapters in the computers. Also, if you have a 802.11b/g router and adapter, changing the router and/or the computer from 'auto detect' mode, to G mode will greatly increase signal strength in many cases. (should be in the manual)

Try different frequencies. Often times other networks in the area on the same channel can interfere with yours. Other electronics like cell phones also interfere. Common channels are 1, 6, and 11. Channel 11 tends to have greater range.


Just a few other tips you could do is make sure your router is in a central place in the house so all parts of the house are covered. Any floors, walls or metal objects will greatly decrease the signal.

You could also make something like this for your antenna, (this actually does work)

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ok it doesnt say how to swich modes in the manual, how do i do it?
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Does your wireless router have the most current firmware?
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:35 PM   #5
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how do i install firmware becuase it says the file is unreadable on the linksys website
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