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28 Aug 2009   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Interesting problem

Your favorite person here with another question!

The question is; How come when I am connected to my neighbors WIFI (1 bar signal, 11mbps connection speed) it will randomly drop and not allow me to load anything until it picks back up? It usually only does this when I play Xbox Live Games or download things.

Its unsecured WIFI, and the router is WRT54GS, and solutions I can do on my end to fix this?


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28 Aug 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

hello favorite person

the lower the signal, the more likely your computer will lose connection

You can try to set up a wireless repeater in your house. Maybe its antennas will be better, and boost the signal.
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28 Aug 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
hello favorite person

the lower the signal, the more likely your computer will lose connection

You can try to set up a repeater in your house. Maybe its antennas will be better, and boost the signal.
It doesn't have this problem when the speed is 5.5mbps =( Everything stays connected but the 'recieved' Bytes just stop moving. :|
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28 Aug 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

when the signal is low, the router/radio compensates by slowing down the speed. Given a weak signal, slower speed helps make a more stable connection
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28 Aug 2009   #5
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
when the signal is low, the router compensates by slowing down the speed. Slower speed makes a more stable connection
Okay and cheap/free ways I can help this? I'm limited with money. :|
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28 Aug 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

here are some cheap/free solutions

get your neighbor to move his router closer to your house, next to a window

make those ez-12 antenna reflectors for your neighbor's router and point them towards your house

buy a cheap wireless router that is supported by dd-wrt firmware. You can make a repeater with it.
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28 Aug 2009   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
here are some cheap/free solutions

Option 1: get your neighbor to move his router closer to your house, next to a window

Option 2: make those ez-12 antenna reflectors for your neighbor's router and point them towards your house

Option 3: buy a cheap wireless router that is supported by dd-wrt firmware. You can make a repeater with it.
Option 1: Uhm he doesn't know I use his internet, if he does then he doesn't know how to secure it. XD

Option 2: Refer to option 1.

Option 3: Eh? How much would that roughly cost and how hard would it be?
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28 Aug 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Uhm he doesn't know I use his internet
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28 Aug 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Well lets keep morals out of this, =P If he really didn't want anyone on it theres the ability to securify (lol) it, which is part of that particular router's setup I believe.

=P

Also would a hi-gain USB antenna help? Or would a repeater be better? :S
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28 Aug 2009   #10
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
...he doesn't know I use his internet, if he does then he doesn't know how to secure it.
You could use Google for this research. This forum is not the appropriate reference source for mastering larcenous and nefarious behavior. Your morals fail not so much in your thievery, but moreso in asking your peers to assist you.

A shame that you would post this here. And laugh about it. The SF community deserves better.
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