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Windows 7: Windows 7 Wireless Internet Connection Issue

29 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Can you get online if you connect via ethernet cable? Have you tried moving the pci card to another slot, or considered buying a new card? Have you checked for updated drivers for your card?

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30 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 RTM x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Can you get online if you connect via ethernet cable? Have you tried moving the pci card to another slot, or considered buying a new card? Have you checked for updated drivers for your card?
Me? No I can't use an ethernet as my HTPC is located in the 2nd floor loft of my home and I don't have a connection up there. My only solution for something like this would be homeplug, and I'm not sure if it'll work because this loft was an addition to a single story home the previous owner built. I don't know if the wiring is on the same circuit or however homeplug works. I honestly don't want to invest $100 [NetGear 200Mbps x2] to find out - and at the same time I *can* connect to the internet with wifi, but only at a resolution I can't use for 3D. I guess it wouldn't be so much of a problem, it's just that I wouldn't be able to stream 3D via the web.

Yes, I bought a new card and the problem still exists. I even bought a different brand PCI card and they both use the same Ralink driver. I could have kicked myself.This problem exists with both the stock Microsoft driver for my wireless card, and the Ralink driver. I even put my old motherboard back in. I just don't understand how I can have internet connection at 1680 x 1050 and not at 1280 x 800 or 1280 x 720. My Xbox360 is right next to the HTPC and it's wifi connection is perfect. I've unplugged the Nvidia 3D Vision emitter, got rid of all wireless mouse/keyboards and still have this issue.

I'm learning to live with 1680 x 1050, however, on a 150" screen sitting 12 feet away, I have to zoom in on most webpages if I want to read something. Plus the resolution is really ugly, like the brightness is too high, but if I lower the brightness for this resolution, it makes the 1280 x 720 too dark, and it's already dark enough in 120hz and when I'm using 3D. My only hope is that this will be resolved when I upgrade the HTPC to a Sandy Bridge or AMD Bulldozer. I won't even use these wireless adapters for fear of having the same issue, I'll buy another one.
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