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Windows 7: built in wireless lan card (help) boost or bust

29 Apr 2010   #1
muffled

windows 7 64bit
 
 
built in wireless lan card (help) boost or bust

I think I'm in the right place. I bought a pre-packaged system from best buy 3 days ago:

Dell studio xps 8100
Win7-64bit
Intel i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz(4 of em i think)
8GB DDR3 memory
ATI Radeon HD5770 graphics (1GB)
Dell 1505 wireless LAN PCI-E card and 802.11n mini card (802.11b/g/n)

...don't know how much more ya'll need as far as info on my system?

After getting it up and running, I tried to play a MMO game...and had very noticeable latency issues(pings going from 30 to 12,000)(even on lowest graphic setting)....where i had none before on an older system (wireless/hp media center/vista/3gb ram/256 Graphics card).

I disabled the built in wireless and pluged in my old linksys usb wireless conector. Afterwards I did not notice any latency issues.

Is the Dell 1505 not a good wireless system? With the N band available does it inversly effect the G signal? Why does it go strong for 3-5 mins then crap out for 30-40 secs?

Is there something that I can do to "boost" the Built in wireless, or at least keep it more consistant without the ups/downs?


also...in my search for a solution, I did a bit of research and noticed that the Graphics Card to the system I bought specifies a 450watt power supply; however, the package spec'd in a 350watt. I thought this was the issue before I checked the usb wireless signal/consistancy.

Should I just return the system, or is the wattage not an issue and the built-in can be fixed.

Thanks in advance, opinions and shots are welcomed.


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29 Apr 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muffled View Post
I think I'm in the right place. I bought a pre-packaged system from best buy 3 days ago:

Dell studio xps 8100
Win7-64bit
Intel i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz(4 of em i think)
8GB DDR3 memory
ATI Radeon HD5770 graphics (1GB)
Dell 1505 wireless LAN PCI-E card and 802.11n mini card (802.11b/g/n)

...don't know how much more ya'll need as far as info on my system?

After getting it up and running, I tried to play a MMO game...and had very noticeable latency issues(pings going from 30 to 12,000)(even on lowest graphic setting)....where i had none before on an older system (wireless/hp media center/vista/3gb ram/256 Graphics card).

I disabled the built in wireless and pluged in my old linksys usb wireless conector. Afterwards I did not notice any latency issues.

Is the Dell 1505 not a good wireless system? With the N band available does it inversly effect the G signal? Why does it go strong for 3-5 mins then crap out for 30-40 secs?

Is there something that I can do to "boost" the Built in wireless, or at least keep it more consistant without the ups/downs?


also...in my search for a solution, I did a bit of research and noticed that the Graphics Card to the system I bought specifies a 450watt power supply; however, the package spec'd in a 350watt. I thought this was the issue before I checked the usb wireless signal/consistancy.

Should I just return the system, or is the wattage not an issue and the built-in can be fixed.

Thanks in advance, opinions and shots are welcomed.
Welcome to the forums muffled, sorry you are having problems.

The first place I'd go (after here) is Dell... get a tech and explain the issue. It may be that the antenna in that g/n unit is optimally placed for n and therefore you get substandard performance with g.

I also agree that the PSU seems to be a low wattage for a performance system... but I doubt its the cause of this issue!
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29 Apr 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muffled View Post
I think I'm in the right place. I bought a pre-packaged system from best buy 3 days ago:

Dell studio xps 8100
Win7-64bit
Intel i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz(4 of em i think)
8GB DDR3 memory
ATI Radeon HD5770 graphics (1GB)
Dell 1505 wireless LAN PCI-E card and 802.11n mini card (802.11b/g/n)

...don't know how much more ya'll need as far as info on my system?

After getting it up and running, I tried to play a MMO game...and had very noticeable latency issues(pings going from 30 to 12,000)(even on lowest graphic setting)....where i had none before on an older system (wireless/hp media center/vista/3gb ram/256 Graphics card).

I disabled the built in wireless and pluged in my old linksys usb wireless conector. Afterwards I did not notice any latency issues.

Is the Dell 1505 not a good wireless system? With the N band available does it inversly effect the G signal? Why does it go strong for 3-5 mins then crap out for 30-40 secs?

Is there something that I can do to "boost" the Built in wireless, or at least keep it more consistant without the ups/downs?


also...in my search for a solution, I did a bit of research and noticed that the Graphics Card to the system I bought specifies a 450watt power supply; however, the package spec'd in a 350watt. I thought this was the issue before I checked the usb wireless signal/consistancy.

Should I just return the system, or is the wattage not an issue and the built-in can be fixed.

Thanks in advance, opinions and shots are welcomed.
The specs for the 5770 show a 450 watt PSU requirement and that is the minimum for that card. Pretty cheesy on Dell to skimp on the PSU like that. Besides that obvious problem, I would make sure you have all the Windows updates for your system.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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29 Apr 2010   #4
muffled

windows 7 64bit
 
 

additional details:

the signal bar for the internal card is usually 3-4 bars while the usb adapter is 2-3 bars. So the internal card seems to have a better signal, Could it be the Power drain from the graphics card is causing the wireless card to "slow down", but doesn't effect the power needed for the usb device?
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