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bstark73
2005-12-04, 19:26
Hi,

I just rearranged my wireless network at home to improve the wireless coverage within the house. Specifically, i moved the AP to the center of the house and put my main PC (which was wired via ethernet to the AP) on a wireless link. I did this with a linksys wireles usb adapter.

This definitely improved the wireless signal within the house. The clients within the main areas of the house (laptop, mp3 streaming device - slimdevices squeezebox) have much better signal strength and work better than before. Even the PC that is now connected wirelessly to the AP has good enough signal strength and has good data transfer rates.

Problem is that my PC now hangs with alarming regularity!. My system:
- AMX X2 3800
- Nvidia Nforce 4 ultra system - epox ultra 9npa+
- ATI 6800 XL graphics card
- 1 Gig RAM
- 2, 250GB sata drives

Has anyone had problems with USB wireless adapters and in particular, the linksys device? I am running it at 54G, but not turbo mode. I assume this is some form of either a bad driver for the wireless adapter (i am using the latest) or bad USB 2 drivers (i think i am again using the latest). Has anyone been able to fix this? Or should i simply buy a PCI based adapter?

thanks!

Mark Lanctot
2005-12-04, 19:48
USB-based networking devices are just trouble,
trouble, trouble.

This extends to DSL/cable modems as well.

Go for a PCI card.

--- bstark73
<bstark73.1zjpbz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> I just rearranged my wireless network at home to
> improve the wireless
> coverage within the house. Specifically, i moved the
> AP to the center
> of the house and put my main PC (which was wired via
> ethernet to the
> AP) on a wireless link. I did this with a linksys
> wireles usb adapter.
>
> This definitely improved the wireless signal within
> the house. The
> clients within the main areas of the house (laptop,
> mp3 streaming
> device - slimdevices squeezebox) have much better
> signal strength and
> work better than before. Even the PC that is now
> connected wirelessly
> to the AP has good enough signal strength and has
> good data transfer
> rates.
>
> Problem is that my PC now hangs with alarming
> regularity!. My system:
> - AMX X2 3800
> - Nvidia Nforce 4 ultra system - epox ultra 9npa+
> - ATI 6800 XL graphics card
> - 1 Gig RAM
> - 2, 250GB sata drives
>
> Has anyone had problems with USB wireless adapters
> and in particular,
> the linksys device? I am running it at 54G, but not
> turbo mode. I
> assume this is some form of either a bad driver for
> the wireless
> adapter (i am using the latest) or bad USB 2 drivers
> (i think i am
> again using the latest). Has anyone been able to fix
> this? Or should i
> simply buy a PCI based adapter?
>
> thanks!
>
>
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> bstark73
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Robster
2005-12-05, 14:17
[QUOTE=Mark Lanctot]USB-based networking devices are just trouble,
trouble, trouble.


Apart from my WUSB54GS........with drivers 1.0.0.1, firmware 3.60.9.1, 54 mps

Rob

Mark Lanctot
2005-12-05, 14:38
What I mean is they often are not stable on the
host PC. Speeds might or might not be OK but
often it makes the system very crash-prone.

Drivers for PCI devices are much, much simpler.

Robster wrote:
> Mark Lanctot Wrote:
>
>>USB-based networking devices are just trouble,
>>trouble, trouble.
>>
>>
>>Apart from my WUSB54GS........with drivers 1.0.0.1,
firmware 3.60.9.1,
>>54 mps
>>
>>Rob
>
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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notanatheist
2005-12-07, 10:34
What version of Windows? X64 has issues with plenty of USB wireless.

Your video card shouldn't matter since it doesn't exist. Is it an X800, 1600, 1800?

Also, if you think the wireless is the problem try installing just the driver and not the wireless utility.

bstark73
2005-12-07, 11:17
i have win xp, sp2 - std 32 bit version....i tried just installing the driver, not the linksys app...same issues seen.