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Belkin N wireless router
June 4, 2010 at 14:11:28
Specs: Windows XP, 2g

My setup is the following :

Belkin N wifi router
Old HP laptop with built-in wifi - running
windows xp
New desktop with D-Link Nano wifi usb key -
running windows xp (just reinstalled, not even
an antivirus on it yet)

The wifi router was installed using the laptop
one year ago and worked flawlessly since
then, despite the fact that quality of the signal
appeared as "low".
Yesterday I bought the D-Link Nano to make
my desktop wireless. The Nano key is "n"
certified so I thought it'd improve my surfing
experience (the laptop is pbbly a b or
something). Quality of the signal changes from
low to excellent, there's no connection loss
between the desktop and the router BUT I
can't access the internet.

I tried to change channels through the router
interface....some of them worked, I could get
download speeds that were at about 50 kbps
through one or two of them, but then they
starting dropping as low as 5 kbps -
impossible to use at all (while the laptop kept
the same speed through it all).

I tried to connect the desktop to the
router/modem using a cable, download speed
was fast/what it should be. But I unfortunately
can't keep it "cabled" (bad phone jacks setup
in the house) so I need the wifi setup to work.

I tried an old linksys wireless usb key just to
check the problem wasn't due to D-link :
problem was the same.

In the meantime, the laptop still works

I'm no techie so any help is more than
welcome....what should I do ? Is it a problem
of router configuration ? Windows ?

My HTC phone uses the wifi connection
without any problem

The router control panel recognizes the two
machines....and gives each of them a unique
ip....the way it should be I guess. But only one
of them gets normal internet access.

Thanks for any input, I'd like to settle this
quickly in order to know if I should bring the D-
link Nano to the store....


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June 4, 2010 at 19:06:12
What did you use to install the drivers?

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June 4, 2010 at 23:12:53
OEM CD for the wifi usb key on the desktop pc
OEM CD to setup the router/start up the connection on the
laptop (didn't install it on the desktop since it shouldn't be

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