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    Well i finished building my NEW PC 2 weeks ago. I finally got my wireless card. A linksys PCI wireless 802.11G card with speed boost. But i have to say the the SUCKS! I can not even get a decent signal. The signal is constantly at "VERY LOW" and it is soooo slow. I am directly above my wireless router (WRT54G). When i use my laptop directly next to the new PC it has a PERFECT Excellent connection. My laptop is a toshiba with a built in atheros wireless card. Is there any way to resolve this problem or should i just return it and get a different card? If yes what should i get?
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    Something is wrong with it or you have it locked onto speed boost and your access point doesn't have it. I have used these many times and never had a problem although the linksys software sucks, I always set it to using windows to manage wifi.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cheekz185 View Post
      Well i finished building my NEW PC 2 weeks ago. I finally got my wireless card. A linksys PCI wireless 802.11G card with speed boost. But i have to say the the SUCKS! I can not even get a decent signal. The signal is constantly at "VERY LOW" and it is soooo slow. I am directly above my wireless router (WRT54G). When i use my laptop directly next to the new PC it has a PERFECT Excellent connection. My laptop is a toshiba with a built in atheros wireless card. Is there any way to resolve this problem or should i just return it and get a different card? If yes what should i get?
      Does the linksys have an antenna? If so, adjust the antenna (you won't notice a difference in signal strength instantaneously, let it sit in the new position for about 30 seconds or so, before you readjust) Sitting right on top of the router is not great for antennas. Antennas radiate and receive along the long part of the antenna. They don't go up and down. In the following picture, the antenna is basically standing up in the middle of the graph. This is the same for receiving. Since one is above the other, they are not radiating towards each other.



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      • #4
        I am using windows to manage it! I jkust figured out the problem...I a long time ago i set my wireless to only accept certain MAC addresses to get onto the internet cuz my neighbors were using my internet I saw lol. So i just had to add my new MAC address in and now all is good!
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        • #5
          That will do it right enough lol, glad you got it sussed.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by v8 scimitar View Post
            That will do it right enough lol, glad you got it sussed.
            Thanks!
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