D-Link Router - Low Signal Strength and Speed gradually drops from 54Mb to as low as 1Mb.
Posted on 2006-07-19
I am experiencing frustrating challenges for my wireless networking at home. Although, this has just proliferated, as it was not an issue before.
I have D-Link Router (AirPlus G 54Mb) connected to Cable network. We all have laptops with built-in 54 Mbps g-type wireless connections.
One of the issues I have is for some unknown reason the signal strength seems to be bouncing from high->low and may remain at low for some duration. Pleasae note, this is not consistent with time of the day. This happens so frequently throught the day or night and always.
The second issue, which is mor serious is the speed will gradually drop from 54Mb to almost 1Mb. When I "Repair" it gets back to 54 and will start dropping again down to 36Mb or 11Mb etc..etc.. This is the same effect for all other four laptops we have in the family. We have the latest HP and Thinkpad model laptops with built-in wireless features.
Hoping I will resolve the issue with a better router, although the original one is only a year old - I purchased another D-Link Model DI-634M Wireless 108G MIMO Router, 802.11g, b from Circuit City yesterday.
I installed and configured the router last night. The exact same issue remains. No difference whatsoever.
This is getting very frustrating, when you want to try and get work done at home and worst of all cannot use VPN effectively. I could loose my job for non-productivity.
Please! Help or Advise.
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