My wireless connection very bad

Custom / CUSTOM
June 2, 2012 at 05:32:28
Specs: Windows 7, IntelQuadcore 2.8 GHz
I want to make a wireless connection to the internet on my Windows 7 64bit desktop. I installed my Digitus Wireless LAN PCI adapter, 802.11g I had from my XP time.

Digitus specifies as follows on their data sheet:

IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g compatible
PCI 32-bit / 33MHz
Supported data transfer rates: 1.0Mbps, 2.0Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 11Mbps, 54Mbps
128-bit WEP (Wired equivalent privacy) encryption
WPA and WPA2 supported
Realtek chipset
Suitable for all current network environments
Supports Windows 7, Vista and XP

I downloaded the driver from the same page as where the specification came from. A WPA2 code from the modem was accepted and the modem recognised. But I only get 1 or 2 out of the five stripes representing the strength of the signal, while my laptop and tablet receive 5/5. So sometimes I can load an internet page, sometimes I get an error message that this can not be done.

Is this Digitus Wireless LAN PCI adapter, 802.11g too old, too weak with the 54Mbps transfer or is there a configuration problem.

I would be grateful to get some help

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June 3, 2012 at 13:27:59
What's the distance from the router? All wireless cards need an antenna attached, did you attach one?

Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
Baltimore IT Support

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June 5, 2012 at 02:24:11
The router and the PC are approx. 3 mtrs apart. The digitus PCI card has an antenna attached. Have already tried to change antenna positions.

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June 5, 2012 at 05:12:16
If other wireless devices work fine in your building, then I would say that the PCI card is a piece of junk. 3 meters is nothing, it should work perfectly at that distance.

Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
IT Support Maryland

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June 5, 2012 at 06:31:10
Check out this wireless network speed article that talks about several factors that affect wireless network performance and try to mitigate/avoid if possible.

In addition, make sure the wireless adapter driver you installed is the latest version. If not, get latest version from vendor website and install it if possible.

Hope this helps.

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