Wre54g - stronger signal slower performance

By richmarotta1
Jan 7, 2008
  1. I have successfully connected a wre54g range expander to my secure network. The signal stregnth is greater on my laptop but the browser speed is much slower. Any ideas?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    there's a small icon (two monitors) in the system tray; hold the mouse over it
    and it will report the connection speed. post back the data
  3. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    Also confirm that the laptop appears of the client table for the wre54g. The wre54g could broadcast the ssid, but not accept traffic. Hence the connection is still being carried elsewhere in the network.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Wireless nic card should have settings you can tweak it under advance to help make the speed faster. You can narrow the beam signal to the laptop.
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    The last time I came across this problem was when a Linksys range extender was running with a different make of wireless transmitter and the delays were caused by the security settings. This was confirmed by turning off wireless security for a short while to test the theory. The fix - get a Linksys wireless router and follow the setup instructions to the letter.
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