Wi-Fi Adapter Card Question

Microsoft Windows xp home edition eng 3p...
September 16, 2011 at 15:17:01
Specs: XP , Pentium 4
I've been using a Linksys WRT-54G router and adapter since it came out years ago. I use an FM transmitter to rebroadcast Sirius to all the radios in the house.

The adapter on my computer that is a long way from the modem/router broke recently, I explained this to a salesperson and explained that I wanted to get a really good adapter in hopes of greatly reducing the number of lost connections.

He told me that this is really a result of the router and any adapter card should be fine. I purchased one for about $25.

It seem that the time it takes to transfer a file from one computer to another has increased significantly. Also, and most importantly, it seems that I'm receiving far more "buffering" interruptions where I'll lost audio from a few seconds to maybe a minute or more. I'm not sue if I'm suffering more lost connections than before but I might be.

Was the sales person correct or could I have more success with a higher quality adapter card?

Thanks for your help.


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#1
September 16, 2011 at 15:58:46
How long is a long way from the router? Are they on the same floor?

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#2
September 16, 2011 at 18:02:24
It's one floor down and about 50 feet away.

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#3
September 16, 2011 at 19:56:30
Why can't you run a cat5 cable to it?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#4
September 16, 2011 at 22:02:27
I don't have the skills to do it and make it look acceptable. Also, we plan on selling the house shortly, so it wouldn't make sense to invest in a professional job.

BTW, if a new, higher quality adapter wouldn't help would a more recent version of a router be worth the investment to meet my needs.


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#5
September 17, 2011 at 04:40:45
I tend to agree with the sales person. I don't know that it would help but if you want to take a chance, go ahead.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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