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Connecting WUSB100 to Wireless G WRT54G

I have a Linksys Wireless G Router (model: WRT 54G) that definitely works well for laptops with wireless capabilities. I recently added a Dell desktop computer to my home and purchased a Linksys Rangeplus Wireless Network USB Adapter (model: WUSB100) to try to connect it to the internet. When I installed the WUSB100 it worked on the first day, but hasn't worked again since then. I am using a WPA-personal setup for the wireless network and have entered the Passphrase into the desktop. Sometimes it shows a strong signal and sometimes a weaker signal (but not less than 50%) on the desktop, but it just won't connect. The wireless router is upstairs and the desktop computer is downstairs in my house (but I can use my laptop right next to the desktop without any problems, so I know the connection is strong enough). Any suggestions of what to do? Do these two devices work well together or is there another wireless adapter that would be better suited to work with my Wireless G (WRT54G) router? Thanks for your help with this!

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Laptops have a wide range reciever built around the screen and tend to be far better than a normal usb dongle.

The fact that your pc is downstairs will be effected a lot because the signals from the router will be bouncing around in an area around the antenna and above, signals below will be effected by floors, doors and wall partitions.

Your best solution would be to place the router on a phone line downstairs and see if the signal is increased.

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