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Netgear WPN824 wireless router

I've just setup my new wireless router and the signal is appalling and I can only connect at 54mbps instead of the max 108mbps. Also, the signal is constantly dropping out, even when I'm connecting wirelessley right next to the router. At my PC end I'm using a Netgear WPN111 wireless USB adapter so I would expect to get maximum performance. When connected directly to the router via an enthernet cable the performance is fine, and at 100mbps as expected. Can anyone help?

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There is no reason why you shouldnt connect at 108 mpbs, so there are only a coulple of things you can try, the first is to change the channel that your router transmits on within the router settings, although this should automatically be done by the router when it comes up against any interference. Secondly try the adapter in a different usb port as USB 2.0 should be used and the port may not be recognised as a high speed port. Double check the router connection transmition speeds is set at 108 mbps; as it would also be able to transmit at a lower speed of 54 mbps so as to be backward compatable with 54 mbps adapters

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