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Wireless adapter i have a Belkin Router running for two computers,one upstairs and one downstairs which is about 12 feet away from the router,the upstairs one works fine,but the closest seems has the problem,it looses connetions every one or two minutes while on the there any setting i can ajust? or the adapter faulty? please help me with this! many thanks!

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Re: wireless adapter

It depends what kind of wireless adapter you have in your 2nd computer. Some time there are compatability problems. just write more abt the hardware you have on 2nd computer.

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Belkin Router Signal Weak

Wireless configurations are tempermental over larger distances. Some routers do have the ability to increase the signal strength to over come this, but a good location is key.

The more obsticals in the way the slower the connection will become. Closed doors, being buried under books, underneath desks, can all cause the signal to come through a slower speeds to compensate.

Make sure your router is in an elevated location to help with a less blocked signal.

Are you using a Wireless-N adapter on your computer? If not, you might need an extender because Wireless-G does not have the same range as -N.

With the model number of your Belkin router I might be able to assist more.

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I just installed a linksys wireless-N home router and I have a netopia wireless usb 3-D adapter. I have the adapter connected to my desk top computer downstairs and the wireless router and modem is...

I'm not 100% clear on what you are asking ... I can't get a clear picture of your network in my head.

Your wireless router and your wireless computer should communicate if they are within 300 feet of each other, in a perfect world. If there is aluminum backed insulation between the two locations, expect significant degration of signal.

Now then, your USB adapter is connected to what? your computer and cat 5 wire to the router? Are there two routers, a standard router + a wireless?

You should have something similar to this - remove any parts from my explaination that you dont have, Deal?

Cable/FIOS/DSL "modem" - wire router (connected through the "up link") network devices connected to the router by Cat 5 or 6 ethernet cable. Wireless router, connected up link to router port OR (peer to peer) wireless router standard port connected to router standard port. Network devices connected to the wireless ports. Within 300 feet, any wireless device you may have.

If you are having trouble making the settings stick, may I recommend you give Network Magic a try. Free to try for a week, it is a teriffic Network Management tool that will help you with connection troubles, security and sharing. After the 7 days, they allow you to continue to use the product with some features disabled. You may find you want those features or not. I use the full paid pro version and I love it.

NM is a Cisco product as is your Linksys router, BTW.

Be aware wire networks can work up to 1 gig and are 100% secure to prying eyes. Wireless run atout 10 M and are not necessarily secure. So what? If speed counts, run the wire

If I missed the point, or if you have questions or comments, please post a comment to this question.

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Dec 15, 2009 | Routers

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Cant connect to internet with main computer, one upstairs is fine

The upstairs computer is wired or wireless ?

If the upstairs computer is working then the router must be working properly.
Check the connection between the downstairs computer and the router.
If it is a wireless computer then check the wireless connection status on that computer.
Click Here for step by step solution

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Trying to connect a wired network wirelessly to a router

No. You'll need to run a "cross-over" Ethernet cable from one of the "LAN" ports on the "downstairs" router, connecting to the "WAN" port on another router that you will need to buy, and place "upstairs", and connect the 4 devices to the 4 "LAN" ports.

Or, run a long "straight-through" Ethernet cable from your DSL-modem (or cable-modem) that is "downstairs", and move your wireless router "upstairs", and connect the 4 devices to the router's "LAN" ports.
Your laptop "downstairs" should still be able to connect (wirelessly) to the wireless-router that is "upstairs".

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Hi rgf47331,

When you move upstairs there is a solid wall in between that interfears with the signals.The only thing you can try is calling up belikin and asking them to check your settings on the router and see if changing the mode or channel helps. i wont recommend you do that on your own as you may end losing the connection altogether.

I hope this helped

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Cannot get internet connection on pc with wireless adapter

The LAN will really tell you that its disconnected since your computer downstairs is not connected with a cable to the router, the only problem here is the wireless PCI adapter is not installed properly, try to run again the setup CD for the adapter and make sure you restart the computer when the installation is complete...

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Your slow connection could be affected by poor location wireless router (therefore poor signal strength), electrical interference, or even someone else with a wireless router transmitting on the same channel as your wireless router.
Try relocating your router away from solid walls, and/or move your computer or router to another location.
If your connection speed varies, could be electrical interference with appliance/s in your house, turn off all appliances, test your internet speed connecting then turn on one appliance at a time to determine which appliance is at fault (could have a faulty capacitor in the appliance)

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My belkin light is on but the internet connection to my laptop keeps breaking up consistently

This sounds like it is probably the networking cables as your PC is directly connected so shouldnt have problems with net access. Get new cables as a first step :0)

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You'll need a way for your computer upstairs to connect to the hub/router. You can most likley get away buying a low priced wireless USB adapter like this one.
If your router has wireless security (such as WEP Encryption) you'll have to know the (WEP) key and SSID of the device in order to connect.

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