TechSpot

Problem connecting to Wi-Fi router

By milostuvic
Jan 3, 2013
Post New Reply
  1. Hi there I have a problem. I use a tp-link wr340g wifi router. I can connect to it with my nokia phone, laptop and have no problem at all there (it uses window 7). But when I want to connect to the same router from my pc using a wifi usb adapter it sort of connects, but its very slow (to the point it takes it several min to open google) and it frequently disconnects (evry few minutes) and cant find the network. although its well within range.(running window 7 on the pc as well and the usb adapter works I tried it with a diferent pc)
    Thanks I advnce.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    Make sure that when you are using the USB-WiFi, that you have disconnected the laptop from the router first.
    You can not have two connections on the same system to the same router. Several things will cause the first
    connection to dominate the traffic flow.
     
  3. milostuvic

    milostuvic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I tried disconnecting the laptop and with nothing connected to the router but the pc (via the wifi usb adapter) I still get the same problem that it is very slow and breaking up.
     
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    Try the adaptor on your laptop. Turn off the laptop built-in wifi while doing it, see what happens.
     
  5. milostuvic

    milostuvic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    When I put the usb adapter into my laptop (with the laptops wifi off) it worked with no problem at all, I could connect easily there was a full signal and the net was fast. But put it back into the pc and the same problem again. I took the pc to be serviced for this reason thinking there is something wrong with it (its hardware) because its under warrenty, but when they pluged the usb in it worked just fine at their place and connected to their wifi.
     
  6. milostuvic

    milostuvic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Any other suggestions on how to solve my internet connection problem?
    Thanks for your help so far.
     
  7. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,017   +153

    Have you tried using other front panel usb ports or other motherboard usb ports?

    also, if the usb wifi adapter has an external antenna, try to rotate it to get the best possible signal from the main tp-link wifi router.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    You're NOT trying to use a USB HUB for the wifi are you? DON'T
     
  9. milostuvic

    milostuvic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks again. I am not using a usb hub, I plug the usb adapter into the pc directly. I tried it using all the usb ports on the pc but with the same results. (the usb doesn't have an antenna)
     
  10. wrt54gs7

    wrt54gs7 TS Enthusiast Posts: 131

    Try changing your router's wifi security to wep or wpa-personal or open and check how it does. You may also try disabling QoS setting of your router.
     
  11. milostuvic

    milostuvic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I tried with the wep - wpa key on and off and nothing changed. I think Qos (Quality of service) is off I think aldough I am no expert on that matter. Is that something I find on the routers homepage (192.168.1.1) If it is its not there so I guess its off.
     
     
  12. milostuvic

    milostuvic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I seem to have fixed the problem. I bough a new usb adapter with an antenna and its working for now. The internet is fast, it does still disconnect sometimes (rarely) for still an unknown reason but I can reconnect within a matter of seconds. I will report back if the problem returns. Thanks again for all your help
     


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.