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    Netgear...
    Windows networking is great for drag-and-drop transfers, but it freezes way too often... Maybe a driver problem? I want to try using ftp instead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Talldude4evr
    Netgear...
    Windows networking is great for drag-and-drop transfers, but it freezes way too often... Maybe a driver problem? I want to try using ftp instead.
    http://phillip.darktech.org/mp3box/mp3box.htm
    You are on the right track! I tried to transfer my mp3 collection, and it froze overnight after only 3 or 4 albums, and was very slow. Setup an FTP server, and it went about 2-3x faster (up to 600kb/s), no freezing. I was doing multiple transfers at a time with the FTP, maybe that's part of the reason it's faster?

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    I never get any freezes on my WiFi.
    Are you using WEP, WPA, or nothing?

    I noticed, that's a "b" NetGear USB card right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    I never get any freezes on my WiFi.
    Are you using WEP, WPA, or nothing?

    I noticed, that's a "b" NetGear USB card right?
    Yeah... "b" Netgear model MA101.... I got it on ebay.. it was from a guy selling a whole bunch of these factory refurbished. I'm using nothing as far as encryption goes. My car is a bit far out in my driveway, but I've been getting decent transfer rates until the lock-ups. I may go the ftp/vnc way.

    .... note... I'm using Windows 2000 on the mp3box, Windows XP on my desktop computer... over an Ad-hoc connection.... I have no access point. The ip is configured manually and everything else works seamlessly.

    A guy in a previous post said he was having problems setting up his MA101, but my problems have been on the second computer.

    Oh well.. Vineet Singh has a good idea...What protocol does everyone else use for file transfers?
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    I've used and sold both Dlink and Netgear products with pretty good results but I've switched to PCI products. So far, neither I or my customers have had a problem with them. I have the BRM-04 ADSL Bridge/Router, GW-NS11X cardbus adapter in my laptop and a GW-US11H USB adapter for my on-board computer fitted to my RV. I can't get it closer than a couple of hundred yards away but always get a connection at full speed.

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    Its scary how far my WiFi reaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    Its scary how far my WiFi reaches.
    How far is that?

    I made a 3db gain antenna for my linksys router with about a 40degree spread, and it effectively doubled the distance in one direction (I used to supply wireless internet to 3 of my neighbors).

    We had a grandoise plan to make some pringles can style antenna's and have a wan between my friends house and mine, which is around 3 miles away as the bird flies... then I realized I'm scared of heights while going up to the roof to point my defunct sprint broadband antenna in his direction as a test.

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    1000 feet or more.

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    Leslie ... can you give some info on that antenna (unless i msised it)

    is it a G antenna? multidirectional? where did you buy it? how much? etc.
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    from what I gather, it's a hawking technologies antenna. I could be wrong about this, but what I'm sure of:

    It's fine with B and G, per both using the same frequency. It's omnidirectional, and it's under $30.
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