unstable in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by PaulH7436, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. PaulH7436

    PaulH7436 Guest

    My Vista Home Premium desktop uses a Lunksys USB adapter to access my network
    and has an unstable connection. It drops signal several times per hour while
    I am streaming audio and frequently resets itself seconds after the buffer is
    finnished. Sometimes it never resets and tells me to pul in the cable to the
    router and displays no available wireless networks. Disconnecting the USB
    adapter will reset things until the next signal drop. The Acer laptop (XP
    Home) sitting next to my desktop maintains a reliable connection at all
    times. Both of these machines are upstairs from the router. The Toshiba
    (Vista) laptop, in the downstairs, ten feet from the router has a dependable
    connection. I have changed channels to no avail. My ISP suggested changing
    from WEP to WPA security and no improvement. Linksys says there are no
    settings on which to adjust my USB adapter. I have tried it in various
    locations in the room, etc. and no improvement. I have tried that adapter on
    other laptops in other homes and it seems dependable. Any suggestions before
    I run 50' of cable through my walls? THANKS!
     
    PaulH7436, Dec 15, 2008
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  2. Hi
    50' through walls indicate that your Desktop is in another room away from
    the Router.
    Might be that you have marginal signal. Try to get a USB extension cable and
    use it in order to position the USB Module above the system so that the
    signal would not be obstructed.
    Otherwise get a better Wireless card with a directional Antenna pointing to
    the Wireless source, or use a cable.
    In general.
    Extending Distance - http://www.ezlan.net/Distance.html
    Wireless Modes - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Modes.html
    Wireless Bridging - http://www.ezlan.net/bridging.html
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Dec 15, 2008
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  3. PaulH7436

    PaulH7436 Guest

    Thanks, the relocation of the USB adapter with an extension cable seems to be
    working.
     
    PaulH7436, Dec 16, 2008
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