Originally Posted by shuutme03
Actually, it was the poster, but if you can answer as well, then by all means let me know. Thank you.
if its cutting out 20ft away then I would say somethign might be wrong.
I have a dlink 624 wireless router and will give my expereince with that.
Hmm, well, all I can say is I have been dissapointed with the performance of our wireless connection. It cuts out when people are on the phone, and you cant even do computer-to-computer transfers over the network, as the speed is so slow. But it works great as far as surfing the web, giving me full speed...so that hasn't been a problem or bottleneck...
As far as the connectoin, the windows wireless thing reports it usually flucuating betwene 54mbs and 24mbs. The wireless has the 108mbs capability but I have never tried it (we have the USB adapter that only goes up to 54mbs). Using the dlink software, it always says "Poor connection" (or "Good" at best) even if its at 54mbs, so maybe thats just based on 108mbs and it thinks its only connecting half speed? I dont know. I dont use that software anyways, just the built in windows software which says excellent when its at 54mbs (which lately has been pretty consistent, since updating to a USB2.0 PCI card). We have two computers (one in the basement) hooked up with USB adapters. They seem to work well, but occasionly I would need to reboot the computer to have it recognised the USB adapter again, but that doens't happen after upgrading to a USB2.0 PCI card....
so yeah, basically i have always had it report with the dlink software usually "Poor" (or "Good") even when its at 54mbs (never "Excellent"), and using either that or the built in windows wireless (which usually says "Excellent") the speed constantly seems to be flucuating between 54mbs and 24mbs and even down to 2bms. But even since upgrading to the USB2.0 PCI card like I said, it seems a lot more consistent at 54mbs.
When my friends come over, they all have brand new laptops (we're going to college!) with wifi, two are dells, one is a no-name, and they connect instantly no problem and the router doesn't seem to slow down at all with 5 computers on the wireless. (i wonder how many can connect at once?) The most annoying thing is when someone gets on the phone the entire wireless system goes down.
I have been more or less happy with the dlink router, although I find the control panel quite confusing and wish it was easier to configure to forward ports for games.
As far as distance, the basement computer works fine through two floors, and we once tested the distance by taking a laptop down the driveway to see how far it could go...it cut out about the bottom of the driveway (i know that doens't really mean much...but I would say maybe 75-100ft away?) I do pick up a connection from my house when it scans, i dunno, it must be my neighbors.
that was more of a review, than a specific answer to your question, but i hope it helped. I am basically trying to say, wifi isn't exactly as consistent and reliable as I expected, even without wireless phones around (and especially with the phones).