Insanely Slow Wireless Connection! Help!

@fjgamer (544)
United States
June 8, 2008 4:26pm CST
I have a Xterasys XN-2526G with the latest driver/utility. Yesterday, I decided to start using the Windows Zero Config instead of the default program to utilize my connection, because it uses less system resources and makes some room on my taskbar. Anyway, since maybe a week or two ago, my wireless signal has been extremely bad. I tried moving my computer closer to the router yesterday. Very slight increase in upload speed; no download increase. By the way, my speed gets as high as 30kbps, but this is a broadband service I'm connecting to!
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@peavey (14936)
• United States
9 Jun 08
I had something very similar happen to me. I can't tell you just what happened and you might think I'm nuts. First, I rebooted the modem and had everything turned off, hoping fresh start would somehow fix something (yes, I dream a lot), then I was fooling around with it and knocked the wireless router to the floor. I picked it up, checked the connections and turned everything back on and the connection worked fine. I don't know if it was the reboot (do wireless routers need rebooted like cable modems do?) or if something was loose or what. I'm not advising you to throw the router to the floor, but maybe a reboot and/or checking the connections?
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@fjgamer (544)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Actually, earlier today, I checked and rechecked the connection of wires, and everything seemed fine, but I reset the router, and, for a short time, I got a drastic increase in bandwidth, but it only lasted a few minutes. I think it might just be some sort of cell phone interference or my router simply needs to sleep for about a day. Unfortunately, other people use the router and never have problems with the speed, so I don't know the problem.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
8 Jun 08
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16833147017 this is the best I can do to help!
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@fjgamer (544)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Ha, I went there before posting my topic, but thanks. Nobody on there even has the same problem as me, it seems, but they probably posted their cons before using it extensively. I've had mine for a long time.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I hope you can figure it out!
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