Signal Strength: Excellent lousy internet connection

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
Hi all,

2 computers: Desktop and laptop. both running winxp SP2 with all updates.
The desktop is connected to the internet, so I made an Ad-Hoc network betwen them (manual IP is assigned, no DHCP).

I can connect without any problem, I get excellent signal strength, I can share folders and internet connection.

The problem:
50% of the time I have problem with the internet, pages doesn't load, downloading is being stoped, etc. The wierdest thing is that, when I move 3 inch I get the connection again. then it works for a min and stops again. Then I move few inches again, trying to find the right place for "catching the radio waves", and so on (yes, within a hour I'm walking throu the whole house....).

All the time the signal strength is Excellent, Speed: 36.0 Mbps.

Any ideas?
Question by:eliavm
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    Do you have any other wireless devices?  Phones, Hubs, etc?  Try disabling these, then see what happens.  Some external device will conflict.  This will help narrow it down.  Then change the wireless change so it doesn't conflict with other stuff.

    Author Comment

    Hi Andre,

    I do have a wireless phone next to the Desktop. I disabled it but same results...
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    Accepted Solution

    Hmmm...try changing channels on the router.

    Author Comment

    I changed the channel and i get excellent internet connection, thanks!

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