Tweaking wireless cards
Posted on 2004-10-16
I have had some difficulty connecting one of my computers to a wireless network. It was much slower than the other two computers in loading Internet pages and only a small number of pages could be loaded. Some very helpful people on this site assisted me in finding a solution to that. in fact I went back to just directly conected the slow computer via an ethernet cable and then tweaking the packet size for the Ethernet port (whatever the terminology is. I am happy to be corrected on all this). When I did that, and restarted the comptuer, I could load any required internet page.
I tried tweaking when I just had the wireless connection but I found it just did not help. Why is that?
The wireless card in the slow computer is a DWL-G520. The cards in the other two computers working well are Netcomm NP5420.
In essence, can you tweak the packet size for a wireless card? If so do you use the same sort of tweaking tool that you use for Ethernet ports? Or is there something else?
Should all the wireless cards be tweaked using the same packet size? Or do you test each individually using the DSL-REPORTS site?
Leon the Wolf